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British American Tobacco restructures following Reynolds buyout Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The changes include an amalgamation of its vaping and heating tobacco products into the core business

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The Vape Station magazine ad banned for promoting nicotine

16 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Vape Station claimed the images in the ad “did not specifically reference any nicotine-containing e-cigarette”

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British American Tobacco reports falling cigarette sales Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

But profits were up amid post-Brexit currency fluctuations

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Scientists to study impact of store design on health Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Scientists are to investigate into whether redesigning supermarkets could cut food, alcohol and cigarette consumption


British American Tobacco ties up $49.4bn Reynolds deal Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

British American Tobacco  has completed the acquisition of Reynolds American in a “transformational” deal as part of its long-term growth strategy.

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Independents falling short in tobacco shopper ID requests Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

16% of all the retailers inspected had no training in place

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Sale for Coventry c-store that sold illegal tobacco Subscription

03 Jul 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Illicit tobacco was discovered and seized multiple times at Babylon Halal in Coventry

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Wolverhampton shopkeeper jailed for tobacco & alcohol fraud Subscription

13 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

More than £77,000 worth of non-duty paid tobacco and alcohol was found under the counter and in a nearby storage unit


Philip Morris to exchange non-compliant tobacco at roadshows

05 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Research for The Grocer found two-thirds of independent retailers had been left with non-complaint stock…

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Unsold packs weigh heavy on indies as tobacco laws hit Subscription

02 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Two-thirds of independent retailers were left with stock they could no longer legally sell 

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Philip Morris launches IQOS nationally as plain cigarette packs come in Subscription

20 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Traditional tobacco manufactuer plans to establish a network of new e-cigarette outlets and partnerships with other retailers

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One in eight London indie retailers selling illegal tobacco Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

In an undercover operation by JTI, test purchasers managed to buy illegal products in 50 out of 400 retailers

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Plain tobacco packaging 'already hitting convenience stores' Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

98% of small retailers said they felt taxation on tobacco was very high

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Scandinavian Tobacco launches Moments Panatella value cigars Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The new Moments Panatella is available in an Original variant and is being rolled out to stores this month

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British American Tobacco takes over Reynolds in £40.7bn deal Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

BAT has agreed to acquire the remaining 57.8% in Reynolds it does not already own

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Tobacco retailers improving EUTPD2 knowledge, research shows

25 Nov 2016 | By Benedict Cooper

JTI found that 90% of retailers are now aware of when the TPD2 legislation will come into effect

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Blu unveils new vaping range to comply with EU legislation

28 Oct 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

New e-cig kit to carry nicotine warning

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Bestway: 'indies hiking tobacco in absence of PMPs' Subscription

19 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Just 20% of independents are sticking to the manufacturers’ rsp following the introduction of new plain packaging rules


Marlboro gets ‘maximum freshness’ from Pro-Seal pack Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The UK will be the first market to offer the Philip Morris brand’s new look

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JTI removes 25th gantry from independent selling illegal tobacco

21 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JTI has removed its 25th gantry from an independent retailer selling illegal tobacco

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Indies unaware of new EU tobacco rules says P&H

06 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Almost a quarter of retailers admitted they did not know the minimum quantity of packs would change

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UK black market cigarette consumption rising says KPMG Subscription

14 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

During 2015, black market cigarette consumption increased by over 6% to reach 6.7 billion

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Bestway Wholesale offers tobacco retailers advice on EUTPD2

14 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway is advising retailers to preserve the current manufacturer recommended retail prices

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Imperial Tobacco launches Lambert & Butler limited editions

17 May 2016 | By Beth Gault

Packs form part of the Lambert & Butler Says ‘Hi’ campaign

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Storyville grips with tale of EU health chief's downfall Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By James Halliwell

This quite brilliant episode of Storyville told the tale of John Dalli, the former EC commissioner for health

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OC&C Global 50: Tobacco's lessons for the fmcg industry Subscription

07 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

It comes as little surprise that tobacco is the again the standout performer in the fmcg universe - what lessons can the rest of the industry’s learn from tobacco’s enduring success?

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ASH says retailers not need fear a smokeless future

09 Jun 2017

Sir: We are heartened 95% of retailers are now only selling tobacco in the new standard packs

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Fags of the future? Tobacco Category Report 2017 Video Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Philip Morris boss André Calantzopoulos says the future of tobacco is smokeless. So how big can heated cigs get?


Reynolds takeover 'will fire up BAT potential in e-cigs' Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Edward Devlin

The success of Iqos in markets such as Japan and Italy has boosted PMI’s share price


US and UK differ on dangers of vaping – so who’s right? Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The US surgeon-general has warned vaping is a major public health concern - but UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes

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Philip Morris isn't giving up the fags just yet. But it's working on it Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

We thought Mars telling consumers to eat less Dolmio sauce was a bold strategy but that‘s nothing on André Calantzopoulos

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Tobacco category report 2016

17 Feb 2016

The fat lady is singing for tobacco

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E-cigarette category report 2016 Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Tania O’Donnell

If specialist players leave town after Brussels regulators ride in, will traditional c-stores and grocery outlets benefit?

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The fat lady sings: tobacco category report 2016 Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Tania O’Donnell

With tough new rules imminent, brands are preparing last gasp bids to encourage loyalty. What’s ahead for the market?

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Grocers still need help getting to grips with e-cigs Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Rob Brown

As specialist vaping chains and online players cashed in, it seems the grocers were unworried, or out the back having a fag

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Can grocers keep pace as e-cigs evolve? Subscription

18 Dec 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

By most category standards, e-cigarettes is still a booming market



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