JTI has removed its 25th gantry from an independent retailer selling illegal tobacco
Almost a quarter of retailers admitted they did not know the minimum quantity of packs would change
During 2015, black market cigarette consumption increased by over 6% to reach 6.7 billion
Bestway is advising retailers to preserve the current manufacturer recommended retail prices
Packs form part of the Lambert & Butler Says ‘Hi’ campaign
Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands had challenged legislation
Japan Tobacco International is launching an initiative to support retailers ahead of the new EU Tobacco Products Directive
EU advocate general deals tobacco manufacturers a blow over plain packs
Tobacco giants take plain packs bid to High Court this week
Blakemore Wholesale has brought down tobacco prices for its cash & carry customers
BAT: price-marked packs ban will 'confuse' indies Subscription
BAT says not enough independent retailers are aware price-marked packs will be banned under plain packaging laws
They had three years to prepare for the tobacco display ban, but since April the window has slammed down on c-stores
Washout summer adds to tobacco woes for c-stores Subscription
An escalation of the illicit trade in tobacco is piling the pressure on convenience store operators
HMRC officers seized 3,500,000 cigarettes and over 150,000 cans of beer and cider from industrial units in the Tottenham area
Imperial Tobacco, manufacturer of major tobacco brands, including JPS, Lambert & Butler and Golden Virginia, has reported tobacco net revenue down 4% to £4.4bn in the nine months to the end of June.
Electronic cigarettes are 95% less harmful to health than conventional tobacco products, according to a new report from Public Health England.
Poll claims 1 in 3 smokers purchase illegal tobacco from pubs, market stalls and car boot sales
Group used a freight company as a cover to smuggle the cigarettes inside boxes of fruit and vegetables
The vast majority of c-stores have complied fully with the tobacco display ban extended to small shops in April…
Welsh government aims to bring e-cigarette laws in line with current tobacco restrictions
Ice cream vans among non-traditional illegal tobacco distributors, Imperial Tobacco warns Subscription
The manufacturer of leading brands has highlighted the issue in the latest instalment of its Suspect it? Report it! Anti-illicit trade campaign
The move comes just days after Philip Morris International (PMI) also said it intended to challenge the law in the High Court
Imperial Tobacco sees benefits of savings Subscription
The company’s cost optimisation programme is on track to deliver further incremental savings of £85m in the full year
The increasing powers being handed to local authorities could lead to further restrictions on tobacco, the ACS has warned…
The fat lady is singing for tobacco
E-cigarette category report 2016 Subscription
If specialist players leave town after Brussels regulators ride in, will traditional c-stores and grocery outlets benefit?
The fat lady sings: tobacco category report 2016 Subscription
With tough new rules imminent, brands are preparing last gasp bids to encourage loyalty. What’s ahead for the market?
Grocers still need help getting to grips with e-cigs Subscription
As specialist vaping chains and online players cashed in, it seems the grocers were unworried, or out the back having a fag
Can grocers keep pace as e-cigs evolve? Subscription
By most category standards, e-cigarettes is still a booming market
Dark market weighs down indie sales Subscription
The recovering economy has had little impact on the purchasing habits of smokers
Shady behaviour doesn’t sound like the sort of thing Big Tobacco would get caught up in at all
Making the most of the tobacco display ban Subscription
Six months on, has the impact of the tobacco display ban for small shops been as bad as many feared?
Revenues and margins both fell for the globe’s biggest tobacco firms last year according to the OC&C Global 50, but an industry struggling with declining cigarette volumes is still looking to new markets to underpin future growth.
Higgins takes on the display ban Subscription
Our cartoonist’s interpretation of the best options for stores in the wake of tobacco gantries going dark
Tobacco display ban for independent retailers looms Subscription
They had three more years than supermarkets to prepare, so are indies ready for the tobacco display ban?
Reports this morning over the stunted growth of the e-cigarette market fail to capture the whole picture