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UK vape sales are continuing to soar at the expense of smoking, but the tobacco category, including cigars, still offers key opportunities to profit.
Growth in the UK vaping market is accelerating thanks to recent improvements to design, merchandising and communication.
It’s already on the up, but the opportunities offered by the vaping market could be transformational if the right approaches are taken.
Almost a year on from the implementation of plain packaging, fears over a dramatic slump in retailers’ tobacco sales have yet to be realised
With the UK retail vaping market worth almost £160m, c-store retailers can’t afford to ignore the growing potential of this lucrative category
With a burst of legislation creating huge disruption to the tobacco
category, the industry is now getting used to the new regime.
Legislation changes have made the e-cigarettes category a tricky one to navigate, but it’s well worth getting astute with the subject.
With the May 20 cut-off for sales of non-compliant tobacco products approaching, retailers are making the tricky transition to the new packs
The number of UK vapers has almost doubled over the past two years as traditional tobacco smokers give the e-cigs category a try.
Preparations are under way as the tobacco industry braces itself for a fresh storm of legislation set to have a profound impact on stores.
The need for adult smokers to garner the best possible value for their money continues to fuel growth and NPD in the roll your own market
The surge in sales of value-priced tobacco brands is being accelerated by the display ban, with no shortage of new products in this arena.
Contary to popular belief, the CTN shopper is still a valuable customer for the convenience channel and one retailers need to keep.
As adult smokers’ spending power remains under pressure, price points are becoming a key battleground for manufacturers.
BAT has unveiled a new capsule variant of its Pall Mall brand.
Gone are the days when cigars were regarded as the exclusive preserve of the rich and famous, says Gaelle Walker.
Unsurprisingly, as value and economy-priced brands take a bigger bite out of the market, retailers are reporting that sales of their premium-priced cigarette…
Dean Holborn Holborns, South Nutfield and Redhill, Surrey What is your top-selling cigarette brand and why is it popular? Mayfair King Size 20s is our best-selling brand…
Despite a barrage of challenges, cigarette sales through convenience stores grew last year, but how will they fare in 2011?
Value brands and hand rolling tobacco are all the rage, giving grounds for optimism despite the looming display ban threat. Gaelle Walker reports
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