Zippo

USA lighters coming to a counter top near you

AMERICAN lighter manufacturer Zippo has introduced a range of products designed for grocery retail outlets. The range includes what the firm says are entry-level Zippo...
tobacco

New year new look for cigar leader

MINIATURE cigars are still leading the cigar category of the tobacco sector and the leading cigar brand has decided to embark on its second...
tobacco

New pressure from home and abroad

Euro rules, another push for plain packs and the coming small store cover-up play into the hands of crime bosses but make it all...
JPS

More reason to get key category right

PERHAPS not surprisingly, many tobacco suppliers reacted with frustration to some of the latest announcements of likely and possible further restriction and regulation of...
Europe bans small packs

Firms slam ban on small packs

Tobacco firms have hit out after European authorities agreed measures to further regulate tobacco sales.
New Vype, from BAT-owned Nicoventures, is going into a range of chain retailers and is being backed by a £3.6m marketing push.

E-cigs group slams train service bans

Major transport companies rule out electronic cigarettes on board as market competition intensifies THE electronic cigarette market looks set to hot up as one of...

Dominating the indie gantries

THE recession has seen smokers scanning the shelves for the best value on offer. And that has led to a growth in PMPs on...
KIK, the new range of disposable and re-chargeable electronic cigarettes marketed by Supreme Imports. The firm says the range provides a high-quality product at a competitive retail price.

E-cigs ready for take-off? Firms in marketing drive

With decisions on product licensing announced the way is clear for brands to invest and develop for the long term ELECTRONIC cigarettes have been around...

Swan’s packaging is feeling groovy

SWAN, the RYO filters and papers specialist, is celebrating its 130th anniversary with a range of limited-edition packaging. The pop-art designs are available on Slim...

Papers added to the 25 – Golden Virginia launch

IMPERIAL Tobacco has launched its roll-your-own tobaccos Golden Virginia Classic and GV Smooth in new 25g packs with cut-corner cigarette papers. The firm said the...

Cutter’s new aim is true – Artificial-free flavour

FROM this month roll-your-own smokers will be able to choose tobacco brand Cutters Choice with no artificial flavours. The new Cutters Choice - A True...

Is it time to be afraid of the dark?

Scotland’s supermarkets are now required to hide tobacco products. What does that mean for c-stores? SCOTLAND’S supermarkets, a year or so later than their English...

The age of value – Making the best of tobacco

There’s often a lot of news about tobacco. But it’s important to remember that, in normal commercial terms, it’s a vitally important product category...

Tobacco giant sees e-cigs as ‘critical’ to growth

INTERNATIONAL tobacco firm BAT is working on products that provide nictotine-based alternatives to cigarettes, views them as critcal to its future and may launch...

NY NY for 100th birthday

INTERNATIONALLY distributed cigarette brand Camel is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To mark the centenary JTI is launching a series of limited-edition packs...

Plain packs threat to jobs

MORE than 6,000 UK convenience stores could close if cigarettes are forced to be sold in plain packaging in the legitimate tobacco retail trade....