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…
McDonnell’s DIY gantry solution is top drawer Subscription
Kieran McDonnell, a member of the NFRN executive committee, installed his own under-the-counter drawers from a kitchen shop
Retailers contacted The Grocer this week expressing their anger as their promised gantry had not been fitted in time - leaving them to come up with a DIY solution at short notice
The biggest haul involved HMRC in co-operation with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) which seized more than 43m smuggled cigarettes in Croatia and Greece
HMRC illict tobacco strategy unambitious says ACS Subscription
The targets are included in HMRC’s new tobacco smuggling strategy unveiled last week
The measures include the introduction of a registration scheme for those who deal in raw tobacco
Key tools in the fight against illicit tobacco will become illegal because plain packaging regulations will forcibly remove them from packs
Paisley said the regulations for plain packaging would forcibly remove Codentify from current packs
Regulations would put responsibility on purchasing adults rather than retailers, would include e-cigs
NFRN members march on Department of Health to get point across on government plans
Time is running out for the government to introduce plain packaging regulation for tobacco…
Cigarette manufacturers hope retailers will help them stub out a scam that offers customers money off cigarettes…
The Department of Health has launched a consultation on stopping the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s.
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
Now should be the perfect time for electronic cigarettes to start making serious inroads
Focus on e-cigarettes Subscription
With storm clouds gathering for the tobacco sector, and the display ban coming fully into effect in April…
With the spectre of plain packaging looming ever larger and the final piece of the display ban puzzle…
Gloomy predications for European tobacco market Subscription
Profits are set to plunge in the European Tobacco Industry as cigarette-makers struggle against the long-term decline in sales volumes.
Jacob Fuller, UK CEO of e-cig supplier Blu, on exploding sales, cowboy suppliers and the role of Big Tobacco…
E-cigarettes in the dock Subscription
The World Health Organisation’s damning assessment of e-cigarettes will be dispiriting reading to suppliers.
Imperial Tobacco's US growth is a bold risk Subscription
Few doubt that Imperial Tobacco’s US expansion is transformational - whether it’s wholly desirable is more contentious.
With the headlines full of stories about sugar, the government chose an interesting moment to publish draft legislation on plain packaging for tobacco.