America’s largest grocer will carry hemp-derived CBD products in 945 of its stores across 17 states. The Kroger Co., which operates over 3,000 locations across the United States, joins retailers like Walgreens and CVS in catering to the growing CBD demand.
Kroger’s spokesperson was quoted by multiple news outlets as saying, “Like many retailers, we are starting to offer our customers a highly-curated selection of topical products like lotions, balms, oils and creams that are infused with hemp-derived CBD.”
While CBD-infused food products are still banned by the FDA, this move by the world’s fifth-largest retailer represents a big step forward for the hemp and CBD industry, as more and more consumers discover the benefits of CBD-based personal care.
The products will be available by the end of June in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.