Time to shine a light


TOBACCO legislation is as strict as any regulations come, but when it comes to matches there’s still some space for retailers to get creative.

Gavin Anderson, general sales manager at Republic Technologies UK has suggested retailers take advantage of this fact.

“Although legislation states that tobacco accessories cannot be displayed in Scotland, matches and lighters are exempt from this ban as they are not classed as smoking related products.

“We now see an increasing number of retailers making use of impactful point of sale and display stands for their matches and lighters range, helping to signpost the category and boost impulse sales,” he said.