Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Tobacco

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 …

Reduce theft through tech

Smart gantries can deter thieves It can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about, but from time to time there are retailers who fall victim to theft from …

Birthday cheers for L&B

Imperial Tobacco brand Lambert & Butler variant L&B Blue has turned three years old and the firm is celebrating what it says has been a “thrilling …

Concern over illicit tobacco

STANDARDISED packs have now entered circulation and the deadline for selling off-branded products looms, but could this cause a boom in illicit sales? Tobacco …

Adapting to smaller pack sizes

WITH minimum pack sizes coming down the line, Richard Booth of Bestway Wholesale has offered his assessment of where the market may go after 20 May. Booth said …

Get the prep done now

With a raft of rule changes for tobacco sales coming into force this spring, Scottish Grocer takes a look at how larger packs and plain packaging may affect …

Keep on rolling

Trend for ‘all in one’ RYO packs tipped to continue THE UK tobacco market is set for some big changes from May, when all products will have to follow …

Accessories that make the perfect match

Republic Technologies has begun highlighting the role that matches and lighters can play in Scotland’s convenience market to signpost the RYO accessories and …

Watch for developing market

SCOTLAND’S RYO accessories market was worth £25.6m in 2016, according to IRI data quoted by Rebublic Technologies. The key to increasing sales, says the …