CBD and Convenience Retail

Given the ongoing interest in selling CBD products in convenience stores, the proliferation of products and the lack of regulatory direction from the FDA, CSP is offering a second conference on the topic in 2019.

Speakers will address the legalities of CBD and hemp-derived products, offer clear definitions of industry terms and reveal data on consumer acceptance and sales trends in retail.

We’ll also hear from retailers who are selling CBD products in their stores now. When will the FDA clarify regulations, and how should a retailer be prepared?

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Monday, October 28
2:30pm - 3:00pm Welcome and Introductions
Moderator: Mitch Morrison
3:00pm - 4:00pm State of the Industry - CBD 101
Jonathan Havens, Partner, Saul Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr LLP
What is it, what is legal, where? What's next?
4:00pm - 5:00pm Technomic Consumer Trends
Donna Hood Crecca, Principal, Technomic
Learn about consumer trends, acceptance and use among c-store customers.
5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception
7:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner On Your Own
Tuesday, October 29
7:00am - 8:00am Networking Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 10:30am Speed Insights Sessions
Track 1
10:30am - 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am - 12:00pm CBD Sales Trends
Don Burke, Senior Vice President, Management Science Associates (MSA)
MSA highlights sales opportunites in c-stores for CBD products
12:00pm - 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm Speed Insights Sessions
Track 2
3:30pm - 4:00pm Networking Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon General Session
Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director, Consumer Choice Center
5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception
7:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner On Your Own
Wednesday, October 30
7:30am - 8:30am Networking Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am Morning General Session
Retailer Panel featuring Leo Vercollone, VERC and others.
9:30am - 11:30am Farm & Extraction Facility Tour (TBD)
11:30am - 12:00pm Wrap Up & Final Thoughts


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Dispensed Beverages Forum

March 17-19, 2020
Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

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C-Store Foodservice Forum

May 6-8, 2020
Location: TBD
Chicago, IL

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Cold Vault Forum

September 24-26, 2019
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CBD & Convenience Retail

October 28-30, 2019
The Omni Charlotte Hotel
Charlotte, NC

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