Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

RYO

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.

NPD has hemp at its heart

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Accessories giant talks top tips

DESPITE all the many changes to the operation of the tobacco market, Scotland’s £24m RYO accessories category has maintained a loyal following, and filter …

Moving closer to a year of change

IT’S a product category that has already been subject to shedloads of outside-influenced change and regulation but tobacco looks set for a great deal more. …

Planning a brighter future

IT’S all change for the Holborn Smooth Taste range of RYO with new packaging and a change of name to Holborn Yellow. Wholesale promotions are being used to …

Roll your more

RYO tobacco has been growing fast and tobacco companies have been busy with new product development. But do RYO shoppers buy more than tobacco in convenience …