Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer


Demanding more from accessories

With more smokers in the post-EUTPDII market expected to shift to RYO, interest in accessories is on the rise.

Hemp hops ahead of red

IMPERIAL Tobacco’s new Rizla variant has proven so popular that it has already overtaken sales of Rizla Red, according to the company.

The birth of a vape nation

Current estimates from the UKVIA put the number of vaping stores in the UK at 2,000

Taking the vape offer up a notch

Customer experience crucial to category

After the smoke has cleared

Emerging trends post-EUTPD II

Cigars can be your Christmas cracker

Brands and format choice stars of the season

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 …