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.
Episode 125 - Lab Testing with Eurofins Scientific
Global Widget is proud to partner with Eurofins Scientific, whose mission it is to contribute to global health and safety by providing customers with high-quality laboratory and advisory services. On Episode 125, Vanessa Snyder, Business Development Director, discusses the services Eurofins provides to its customers and the measures it takes to be a leading international group of laboratories with more than 55,000 employees across 900 sites. Learn about some of its 200,000 analytical methods for testing, how its expertise, technological leadership, innovation and attention to quality and service have made Eurofins the global leader in the fields it serves. Plus, as the gummy industry continues to boom, hear about the challenges of gummy testing and how Eurofins is meeting those challenges.
You can also learn more about Eurofins at www.eurofinsus.com.
Episode 124 - Innovation in Gummy Manufacturing
To be an industry leader in everything gummy manufacturing, it’s takes innovation. Global Widget recently launched its innovation team, featuring members of our marketing and formulation team to study emerging product trends and incorporate the latest functional ingredients into our gummy formulations.
Formulators Jessica Quinn and Sara Brown are joined by Marketing Manager Vikki Hayward and Content Manager Sean Murray to discuss Global Widget’s innovation in product development and manufacturing, some of the trending ingredients hot in the gummy industry right now and what ingredients you may be seeing more of in the near future.
Episode 123 - Gummy Central®: Sugar-Free Gummy Formulations
As gummies become more and more popular with consumers for their health and wellness needs, this episode, as a part of our Gummy Central® series, examines the hot trend in the gummy industry of sugar-free gummies. Global Widget formulators Zach Burrell and Jessica Quinn discuss one of the hottest trends in gummies and how the formulation of gummies is different for sugar-free gummies.
Burrell and Quinn discuss the substitutes that are used in place of sugar, how they are added to the formula and whether the taste, texture or the consistency is affected by sugar-free formulations.
If your business is interested in adding a sugar-free vitamin gummy to its product line, learn more about customization options at: https://gwgummies.com.
Episode 122 - Innovation in Convenience
iSee Store Innovations is a design and manufacturing company that develops innovative retail solutions for the convenience store and grocery industries. Melissa Vonder Haar is the Marketing Director and joins this episode to discuss her family’s history in the convenience store industry and how her father, Joe Vonder Haar, founded iSee Store Innovations and how the company has helped reshape the look and feel of convenience. Vonder Haar details how stores can stay innovative with products and cater to the ever-changing shopping habits and trends of consumers. Plus, she discusses how cannabis products are a natural fit for the convenience industry given their long history with age verification purchases of tobacco and alcohol sales.
We wrap our episode discussing everything from baseball to Vonder Haar’s internship with Saturday Night Live and her award-winning chili creations.
Learn more about iSee Store Innovations at www.iseeinnovation.com.
Episode 121 - Banking in the Cannabis Industry
Safe Harbor Financial helped pioneer cannabis banking. In November 2012, Colorado voters passed amendment 64, legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana. As a result, entrepreneurial businesses focused on cannabis products grew just as fast as the unprecedented consumer demand for recreational marijuana. In response to this new and growing industry, Safe Harbor Financial CEO/President, Sundie Seefried, helped establish a safe, legitimate banking option for their cannabis clients. Today, Safe Harbor Financial manages over 600 cannabis banking accounts and has processed over $11 billion dollars. This episode goes into the challenges facing cannabis businesses seeking financing, how Safe Harbor Financial has met the challenges and how they stay ahead in an evolving industry by giving cannabis businesses the financial tools they need for success. Plus, hear about the philanthropic efforts by Safe Harbor Financial and Seefried to make communities around the world better.
Learn more about Safe Harbor Financial at www.shfinancial.org.
Episode 120 - Behind the Counter in the Convenience Store Industry
CSP is committed to being the industry leader in publishing and media innovation. Hannah Hammond, associate editor covering packaged beverages and tobacco, joins our podcast to discuss the latest news surrounding the convenience store industry. Hammond reviews the educational resources CSP offers retailers and convenience store chains through its webinars, events and trade shows to stay on top of regulations and trends. Plus, she discusses the challenges facing the industry as the regulatory environment regarding tobacco continues to change and how CBD and hemp products fit in with tobacco behind the counter in the convenience store space.
Learn more about CSP and its educational opportunities at www.cspdailynews.com.
Engaging and informative
One of the best resources for anyone interested in learning more about CBD and the CBD and CPG industries. The host is charming, engaging, and a joy to listen to. Plus, the short, “snackable” episodes make it the perfect fit into anyone’s weekly podcast rotation.
Informative and Fun
I’ve learned so much via this podcast. Great host and content
Love this podcast!
Very informative podcast. Really enjoy listening to the guests that Joe brings on the podcast!