Among the snacks and candy at this year’s NACS Show® will be products featuring a new ingredient—cannabidiol, or CBD.
This will be the first year products made with CBD, an active ingredient found in cannabis and hemp, will be shown at the conference, which began in 1961 as NACS annual meetings and later became the NACS Show in 1993.
While some convenience-store operators are on the fence regarding what role—if any—they want CBD to play in their businesses, others are ready to take advantage of one of the most sought-after ingredients in retail products.
To help guide operators, Alexandria, Va.-based NACS will hold two education sessions on CBD at the show, which takes place Oct. 1-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Of course, CBD products aren’t the show’s only draw. More than 1,200 companies will be exhibiting the latest and greatest in foodservice, general merchandise, packaged beverages, snacks, candy and more.
Attendees can use this guide to discover what new products are worth checking out at the show—and what to bring back to their c-store.
Photograph by W. Scott Mitchell