Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Electronic cigarettes

Keep simple and make it visible

THE vaping market is now worth almost £160m in the UK, according to the latest findings from Nielsen, and is predicted to continue growing, but, we asked, how …

Vape sales still growing

DESPITE recent tightening of legislation around the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes and associated products, the big manufacturers are predicting …

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 …

Streamlining of choice ahead

THE e-cigarettes market will be streamlined as a result of the forthcoming EU rules as non-compliant vaping products disappear according to JTI. Head of …

Legal limits good for future sales

EUROPEAN legislation due to come into effect in May this year is a positive step forward for the vaping category, says Jennifer Roberts, UK category controller …

Research finds e-cigs users up

THE percentage of people in Britain who use e-cigarettes or vaping products has edged up to almost 7%, a result that is well ahead of many other countries. The …

Doctors back vaping option

E-CIGARETTES could potentially save millions of lives, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians. The leading medical body says that …

High tech vaping

NEW technology and a new design are built into the latest products from e-cigarette brand Blu. The closed system Blu Go and Blu Plus have longer battery life …

E-cig laws an ‘opporunity’

EUTPD regulations will improve market for convenience retailers, predicts e-cig producer THE e-cigarettes market is about to get much simpler. That’s the …

New face for e-cig campaign

BLU eCigs UK has recruited model and DJ Zara Martin as the face of its new campaign, Taste the Summer. The initiative forms part of a marketing investment of …

Curved vape

FUN and humour was the starting point for the new E-Lites e-cigarette TV ad according to one of the men behind its creation. Vince McSweeney, executive …

Vaping as standard

E-cigarettes and vaping equipment are to have their own product safety standard in a bid to prevent unsafe products being sold in the UK. The products have …