Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Tobacco

Launch of new kingmaker

REPUBLIC Technologies is aiming to tap into the £1.9m tubing market with the launch of Swan Kingsize Cigarette Tubes. The company has revealed two new …

Plug the gap with cigars

NPD aimed at small pack shopper CIGARS could plug the gap left behind by smaller packs of cigarettes leaving the shelves, according to Scandinavian Tobacco …

There remains plenty to do

Savvy retailers can still sell well COVERED gantries and plain packaging are the new norm for tobacco sales, seriously limiting the options available to …

A tube that’s fit for a King

REPUBLIC Technologies has extended its tobacco accessories range with the launch of Swan Kingsize Cigarette Tubes. Available in packs of 100 and 200 in …

Illicit tobacco on the rise

New figures a cause for concern ILLICIT tobacco sales have become a real cause for concern, with the introduction of covered gantries and standardised …

Stuck with illegal stock

Data suggests retailers left with tobacco stock they can’t sell THOUSANDS of retailers may have been left with tobacco stock it is now illegal for them to …

Powers of persuasion

Cigars, accessories and e-cigs the top priorities for destination tobacco retailer following the introduction of TPD2 regulations SHAWLANDS News has become a …

In the wake of EU TPD2

Accessories sheltered from plain pack law TPD2 is here at last with the sales implications of increased pack sizes and the end of branding still to be seen, …

Big hopes for small cigars

Aiming to capitalise on value for money trend 2016 was an especially bad year for cigar sales, according to IRI figures quoted by Scandinavian Tobacco Group …

C-stores identified as a vaping growth area

INDEPENDENT c-stores are vital to the future of the category and pose one of the greatest growth opportunities for e-cigarettes, says Martin Miller, global …

Time to clear the air

The Health (Scotland) Act 2016 brought in a number of restrictions around the promotion and sale of nicotine vapour products with penalties for those who do …

Parliament plans more restrictions

On the day the ban on selling nicotine vapour products  to under 18s came into force, public health minister Aileen Campbell said: “We know e-cigarettes are …

Nine out of ten retailers NOT breaking law

In April a spate of newspaper and media stories suggested that almost nine out of ten retailers selling vaping products could be breaking the law by selling …

Potential in EU law

VAPING is worth £16.4m in Scotland according to electronic cigarette brand Blu. And with the £168m market across the UK showing 10% growth last year, it says …

Sluggish tobacco sell-through could leave retailers in the lurch

New data reveals nearly half of cigarettes sold in last week of March were non-compliant with pending regulations NEW sales data from March has revealed that …

Sell through branded now

Implementation date approaches and, for many retailers, changes to tobacco  retailing regulations that will apply when EU Tobacco Products Directive …