Global Widget — which began in 2016 — is celebrating is sixth anniversary this month following years of growth, industry-leading products and a goal to set the gold standard in the industry. The company is known for its iconic CBD brand Hemp Bombs.
Hemp Bombs launched in 2016 with a two-count package of CBD Capsules as its first product. Today, the brand features over 100 products, including a full line of CBD Gummies and other edibles, tinctures, topicals and pet products.
“It’s hard to believe it has been six years already,” said Kevin Collins, co-founder of Global Widget. “We have grown the company to more than 300 employees and have introduced hundreds of products, but our success all along has been because of the loyalty and support of our terrific customers, retailers and business partners. We have nothing but immense gratitude for the opportunity to serve them.”
Over the past year, Hemp Bombs expanded its gummy line to include Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC Gummies. Hemp Bombs products are available direct to consumers through its e-commerce website and are available in more than 25,000 retail locations nationwide.
“Hemp Bombs continues to be the hemp-category captain in convenience with over 65% market share, six years and counting,” said Vince Gillen, vice president of sales. “We are fortunate to have great distribution and retail partners that have driven our growth, and we are accelerating that growth with category resets and new store placements with CBD and Delta-9.”
All Hemp Bombs products are made in-house at its manufacturing headquarters in Tampa, Fla. Over the past six years, Global Widget has expanded its operations to four locations, featuring more than 165,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space. The company has grown to more than 300 employees in research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, human resources, manufacturing, distribution, customer service and IT.