Accessories buoyant

Despite recent changes to  tobacco retailing regulations, Scotland’s £25.2m RYO accessories market remains buoyant, with filter tips among the best-performing products, says accessories suppliers Republic Technologies UK.

The firm says its Swan filters brand is growing sales by 4% year on year,  has a value share of 95% and a volume share of 93.% of its category.
And it argues its  Zig-Zag brand is also a key player and a major force in new product development with the likes of its Zig-Zag Unbleached paper range and Zig-Zag Silver Papers & Tips.
Republic says there’s also an active demand for matches and lighters, with the segment worth £89m in total value sales. Republic Technologies supplies lighters and matches under its Cricket, Poppell, Scottish Bluebell, Vulcan, Cooks and Bryant & May brands.