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CPG & CBD University Podcast

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The CPG & CBD University Podcast, produced by Global Widget, LLC, is intended for audiences who are interested in learning more about CBD, health and wellness products. Each podcast episode will examine the burgeoning industry, including the latest news and trends, information around the sourcing, manufacturing, testing and distribution of CBD, health and wellness products, and any new product details from Global Widget’s in-house and private label brands.

The CPG & CBD University Podcast, produced by Global Widget, LLC, is intended for audiences who are interested in learning more about CBD, health and wellness products. Each podcast episode will examine the burgeoning industry, including the latest news and trends, information around the sourcing, manufacturing, testing and distribution of CBD, health and wellness products, and any new product details from Global Widget’s in-house and private label brands.

Location:

United States

Description:

The CPG & CBD University Podcast, produced by Global Widget, LLC, is intended for audiences who are interested in learning more about CBD, health and wellness products. Each podcast episode will examine the burgeoning industry, including the latest news and trends, information around the sourcing, manufacturing, testing and distribution of CBD, health and wellness products, and any new product details from Global Widget’s in-house and private label brands.

Language:

English

Contact:

8134975083


Episodes

Episode 97 - Five Years of Hemp Bombs

10/15/2021
Five years ago, our CBD brand Hemp Bombs® was born. It started with a two-pack of CBD Capsules. Through the years, it has grown to be the category captain in convenience and an award-winning brand to consumers online and in more than 25,000 retail locations. Hemp Bombs now offers CBD Gummies, Capsules, Oils, Topicals and more. Vice President of Sales Vince Gillen and Payroll Specialist Daisy Figueroa have been with the company since nearly the beginning. They share their memories from the...

Duration:00:17:04

Episode 96 - Everything Regulatory in Hemp and CBD

10/8/2021
Rod Kight, industry advocate and attorney, has the latest headlines from the regulatory scene in the hemp industry. Hear the latest on Delta-8 products and recent warning letters from the FDA and CDC. Plus, learn about more state regulations regarding CBD products, including the latest out of California. Finally, as we head into 2022, what does a lack of federal regulation mean for the thousands of companies in the industry? Looking for the latest regulatory news? Visit Kight on Cannabis...

Duration:00:12:47

Episode 95 - Triverity Labs

10/1/2021
Wendi Young is the president of Triverity Labs, which has labs in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Loveland, Colorado. They provide services which allow CBD manufacturers to receive cannabinoid analyses, test reports and consultancy to help them attain their necessary compliance. She discusses the challenges facing manufacturers in the industry, how the regulations in the U.S. and the European Union are similar and different and how data integrity and consistent results can help drive product...

Duration:00:11:59

Episode 94 - Shaping the Minds of Tomorrow

9/24/2021
Earlier this year, Global Widget launched its brand-new internship program with its first class of interns joining the CBD and CPG manufacturer for the summer of 2021. Enrique Porras, Vice President of Operations, joins interns Cara Duong (University of South Florida), Ellen Miranda (University of Tampa), Nathan Plumb (University of South Florida) and Muhammad Nauman (University of South Florida) to discuss the new program, share stories of their summer and offer advice for those seeking...

Duration:00:10:18

Episode 93 - Cannabis and CBD in the U.K.

9/17/2021
Marc Burbidge is the Co-founder, CEO & Innovation Director at B3 Labs, a white label CBD manufacturer in the U.K. Burbidge sheds light on the cannabis and CBD industry in the U.K. and how it differs from the industry in the U.S. Hear why Burbidge founded B3 Labs in 2019 and learn some of the stringent compliance measures companies in the U.K. need to take and how B3 Labs became the first CBD manufacturer to hold BRCGS Certification in the U.K.

Duration:00:16:45

Episode 92 - Gummy Central®: Formulating Award-Winning Gummies

9/10/2021
As part of our Gummy Central® series of podcast episodes, Quality Control Manager Nelson Rodriguez joins formulator Sara Brown to take you behind the scenes. Each one of the 8 million gummies we manufacture every day starts with our in-house formulation department coming up with the perfect formula to achieve that award-winning and best-tasting gummy every time. We take you through the process, what goes in to formulating gummies and some of the new and trending flavors, plus we talk about...

Duration:00:11:19

Episode 91 - The World of CBN with Slumber CBN

9/3/2021
CBN is a minor cannabinoid found in the same Hemp plant that brings you CBD. It is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages, but is non-intoxicating. Rich Barnes is the founder of Slumber CBN, a company using Hemp-derived CBN to manufacture and distribute CBN oils, soft gels, gummies and topicals to accommodate different lifestyles, situations and sleep needs. Barnes discusses the emerging trend of CBN in products, why he founded Slumber CBN and using CBN in their consumer...

Duration:00:24:19

Episode 90 - CBD as an Ingredient Part 2

8/27/2021
In part one of our two-part series of CBD as an ingredient, Connor Skelly of the Brightfield Group discussed their report looking at the shift of CBD as an industry to CBD as an ingredient. Global Widget formulator Michael Diaz and Business Development Manager Mac Norton continue the discussion in part two by looking at how our in-house brands and private-label partners use CBD as an ingredient in products with trending functional ingredients. They also discuss what has led to this change...

Duration:00:13:17

Episode 89 - CBD as an Ingredient Part 1

8/20/2021
In a recent report by the Brightfield Group, the CBD industry is put under the microscope and the question is posed, is CBD an industry or an ingredient? In Part 1 of our podcast series, Brightfield Group Marketing Director Connor Skelly breaks down the report and looks at how companies are using CBD more as an ingredient in products with other functional ingredients. The use of functional ingredients, such as melatonin, L-Theanine and others can help companies make claims about effects...

Duration:00:10:16

Episode 88 - CBD Guide with Scott Hawksworth

8/13/2021
Scott Hawksworth is the co-founder and managing editor of The CBD Guide. In February, he launched The CBD Guide Podcast. Hawksworth details why he turned to CBD and what led him to creating The CBD Guide and using his platforms to educate consumers about the benefits of CBD. In a recent episode of The CBD Guide Podcast, Hawksworth discussed the growth of Hemp Bombs with Global Widget Vice President of Sales, Vince Gillen. We discuss CBD products, the need for ongoing education and what he...

Duration:00:15:00

Episode 87 - Latest Headlines with Hemp Industry Daily

8/6/2021
Kristen Nichols, editor at Hemp Industry Daily, joins us to update listeners on the latest headlines in the hemp industry. We discuss the boom in popularity of Delta-8 products during 2021, including what led to its massive growth, and if the trend here to stay. Also, consolidation news in the CBD industry as mergers and acquisitions continues to be a big story in CBD, will this continue? Finally, we talk about CBD as an ingredient rather than an industry, what this could lead to and where...

Duration:00:21:58

Episode 86 - Everything Cannabis and Hemp with Michael Patterson

7/30/2021
Michael Patterson is the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development and just wrapped up the first season of THE CANNABIS REPORT with Michael Patterson podcast. On this episode, Patterson discusses the recently completed Hemp Leaders Summit in Fort Lauderdale, where he moderated a session featuring Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the USDA, Gregg Doud, and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney. Plus, hear the latest state of...

Duration:00:10:55

Episode 85 - Survey Says (promo code in podcast)

7/23/2021
Global Widget values feedback from its consumers, retailers and distributors of its in-house CBD, health and wellness brands, along with its private label partners. Director of Communications Joe Brown and Wholesale Marketing Manager Susan Bishop discuss our latest survey from almost 1,300 customers. Hear how we utilize data to help maximize sell through for retailers and craft new formulations of customer favorites to answer customer demand. Plus, be sure and listen for our special podcast...

Duration:00:14:46

Episode 84 - Confidence and Credibility: Certifications (promo code in podcast)

7/16/2021
As a leading manufacturer and distributor of CBD, health and wellness products, Global Widget creates confidence and credibility among its customers, retailers, distributors and private label partners through its commitment to compliance. Recently, Global Widget added the U.S. Hemp Authority® Certification (USHA) to its list of certifications. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Director Frances Capo discusses the company’s continued commitment to safety and compliance that results in...

Duration:00:08:10

Episode 83 - Gummy Central: A Formula for Every Gummy

7/9/2021
On Episode 75 of our podcast, members of the Global Widget formulation team discussed the research and science behind formulating premium CBD, health and wellness products. In the next part of our Gummy Central™ series, hear from three more members of our formulation team on crafting that perfect formula for every gummy. You’ll hear about trending functional ingredients, why some gummies use pectin instead of gelatin and how we manufacture innovative products with the latest popular flavors...

Duration:00:12:17

Episode 82 - The Buzz on Delta-8

7/2/2021
Delta-8 has taken the CBD and cannabinoid industries by storm. Industry advocate and attorney Rod Kight joins our podcast to discuss the buzz surrounding Delta-8. Rod gets into the legality of it, why manufacturers and distributers are buzzing about the minor cannabinoid, and in what types of products you may find Delta-8. Plus, in an industry that is still lacking federal regulation, what are different states doing when it comes to regulating Delta-8 and could federal legislation for CBD,...

Duration:00:13:26

Episode 81 - Gummy Central: Capacity, Innovation

6/25/2021
The latest in our Gummy Central™ themed podcast series features Global Widget Contract Manufacturing Division Vice President, Chad Levitt. Millions of gummies are manufactured each day from Gummy Central for our in-house CBD, health and wellness brands and our private label partners. Levitt discusses how our capacity, along with our innovation, sets the industry standards for crafting and manufacturing the best-tasting, most-effective and highest-quality gummies in the CBD, health and...

Duration:00:13:22

Episode 80 - 10 Years With MJBiz

6/18/2021
Chris Walsh is the CEO and President of Marijuana Business Daily and host of MJ Biz Daily’s new podcast From Seed to CEO. Walsh served as the founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily during the company’s launch in 2011, becoming the first journalist in the United States to focus exclusively on covering the business of cannabis. We discuss the past 10 years of MJ Biz Daily, the evolution of the cannabis industry, current industry news, regulations and trends. Plus, we preview the 10th...

Duration:00:22:52

Episode 79 - Expand the Brands

6/11/2021
It takes innovation, science, research and expertise to craft premium CBD, health and wellness products across multiple in-house and private label brands. Chief Technology Officer and VP, Amazon Business Unit, John King joins VP of Sales Operations, Scot Wooster to discuss how Global Widget utilizes SPINS for industry-leading data and research into the latest retails trends. Plus, we announce our newest brand, Garden Grown Essentials, an exclusive Amazon brand of health and wellness products...

Duration:00:11:05

Episode 78 - Evolution to the CPG & CBD University Podcast

6/7/2021
The evolution of the CBD University Podcast enters its next chapter. As Global Widget continues to evolve as an industry leader and contract manufacturer of consumer packaged goods, our podcast transforms into the CPG and CBD University Podcast on this episode. Global Widget co-founder Kevin Collins discusses our evolution in the industry and into non-CBD product lines, expansion into new category channels, our focus on gummies as a delivery method and what lies ahead for continued growth...

Duration:00:17:21