Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Tobacco

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 …

Plain packs and a sugar tax hit

The UK is told to break away from the European Union, the National Living Wage takes off, and minimum pricing gets the OK IN January, Scottish Grocer reported …

Prepare for the new generation

UNDER UK law that follows the EU directive known as EUTPD2, from 20 May 2017 it will be illegal in the UK to sell non-compliant vaping products. And it will be …

Retailers’ own mind on ASH campaign

CAMPAIGN group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has urged small store retailers to consider whether they really need to sell tobacco. ASH claims to have  …

Plain truths

We are now just over six months away from the point when all tobacco sold through legitimate traders in Scotland will have to comply with EUTPD2 and UK plain …

Accessories buoyant

Despite recent changes to  tobacco retailing regulations, Scotland’s £25.2m RYO accessories market remains buoyant, with filter tips among the …

E-cigs help quitters

GROWTH in the use of e-cigarettes has been associated with a higher rate of successful attempts to quit smoking, says a study, analysing findings from England, …

Tobacco firm launches consumer pack info

AS plain packs which comply with rules governing cigarette and tobacco products in the UK after 20 May next year begin to appear in shops, one of Britain’s …