Friday, November 26, 2021
rolling tobacco

Accessories in the firing line

Westminster MPs table amendments that could see all flavoured tobacco accessories banned
Gavin Anderson

Lighting the way in convenience

Lockdown put a dampener on seasonal celebrations last year, but with Covid restrictions easing – the return of festive gatherings should fuel lighter sales.
Rizla Flavour Infusions

Benefit off the RYO boom

The increasing shift to roll your own among existing adult smokers is opening up sales opportunities for tobacco-related accessories.
Richmond outers will have a new look and some new names from this month.

New prices and fresh packaging

IMPERIAL Tobacco has slashed prices across a range of its tobacco brands, in a move that the firm reckons will help retailers cater for the growing number of “value focused tobacco shoppers.”

Rolling out 88 vape offers

CORE Group, the new field sales and distribution partner for e-liquid brand 88vape, has unveiled new deals exclusive to independent convenience retailers and forecourts.

Cigarillos selling well

PERFORMANCE in the cigar category may be fairly static, but the cigarillos segment is posting solid growth, according STG UK.
Sarah Connor of JTI

A new role for Connor

SARAH Connor has been appointed to the role of communications director within JTI’s UK division.

Mental health award for JTI

JTI has been recognised for its working conditions, securing Gold status in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index 2020/21.
Napouriz now offers Double Drip in pods.

Capitalising on demand

PANDEMIC trends touched on just about every category in the convenience channel, and vaping was no exception.
The UKVIA has teamed with Smoke Free to encourage smokers to switch to vapes.

Activity is good for compact

EASING Covid restrictions should play into the hands of compact vaping devices, according to China’s largest e-cigarette maker RELX.

Jail time for retailer in illicit sting

IMPERIAL Tobacco has removed the gantry from a Manchester-based retailer after discovering violations of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016.
PMI has been investing in anti-illicit activity through its PMI Impact scheme.

PMI battling illicit trading

PHILIP Morris International is calling for new applications for PMI impact – the firm’s $100m global initiative to support projects dedicated to fighting illegal trade in all forms.
Earlier this year, JTI expanded its Sterling offer with the launch of a new RYO SKU.

Value at heart of RYO performance

SCOTTISH shoppers are seeking value across categories and tobacco is no different, with roll your own one of the main beneficiaries of economising adult smokers.
Signature Red pack

Compact pack smaller price

CIGAR brand Signature Red Filter has been put into a new packet and priced at £5.79.
Retailer showing blu vape

Making vaping work in c-stores

Vaping is big business for many c-store retailers, while others are yet to make the category work for their store.
Nordic Spirit nicotine pouches

Pouches pushing forward in c-stores

There have never been more alternative nicotine products, which is good news for existing adult smokers who are looking to ditch cigarettes.