Nik Ingersoll, Barnana: Distributors engage in mafioso-like business practices that actively attempt to rob brands of cash. It has to be the single, most mind-boggling part of our industry that very few people are willing to discuss publicly in fear that they will be retaliated against.
The non-regulated nature of the CBD category also scares me given the past two administrations have a robust history of raiding state-legal medical marijuana collectives.
VOX POP: What is keeping food & beverage execs awake at night as we head into 2019? Recession Team work Traceability Direct to consumer Misleading marketing Distributors Trend or fad? Animal ag Fragmentation Scaling up Access to capital Costs Overinvestment Hiring, scaling, lawsuits Safety Feeding the world, sustainably Challenging business environment Commoditization Hiring