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Tobacco

Over half have bought illegal tobacco

Over half of all smokers in Scotland have purchased illegal tobacco products, new research conducted by JTI has revealed

Not much room for manoeuvre

SPRING’S flurry of tobacco regulations – from plain packaging to minimum pack sizes – appear to be hitting revenues at stores across Scotland, but what …

NPD has hemp at its heart

IMPERIAL Tobacco has expanded its Rizla range of cigarette papers with the launch of Rizla Natura.

Incentives on the up, study claims

Increase in retailer rewards found in wake of tobacco display ban

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 …