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CBD, regulatory creep, and continued growth top AHPA's 2019 high points

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.

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From the editor's desk

When ‘edgy’ marketing goes over the edge

By Hank Schultz

The case this week of a beverage brand making a supposedly tongue in cheek reference to suicide points to the risks inherent in swinging for the fences in product marketing.

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China-based Harbin may buy out struggling GNC

By Danielle Masterson

Earlier this year, the vitamin retailer sought international expansion after striking a strategic partnership deal with China-based Harbin Pharmaceutical Group. Now it appears Harbin (also known as Hayao) may buy the Pittsburgh-based health and wellness...

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More distribution, esports deal helps drive rapid growth for Celsius

By Hank Schultz

Energy drink company Celsius continues its meteoric rise with a greater emphasis on marketing spend, distribution growth and a new tie in with an esports organization. And like many other beverage companies, Celsius has a CBD product waiting in the wings.

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