Imperial Tobacco and JTI have both increased their support to retailers ahead of the tobacco display ban for small shops in April next year.

Imperial Tobacco has increased its investment in installing its compliant fixtures, while JTI has launched a new trade website. Imperial said 17,000 shops would have its ‘best in class’ solution installed ready for 6 April 2015. Installers would visit retailers from September.

JTI’s new website,, includes features such as a margin calculator, training guides and downloadable pdfs. JTI said the site had been developed with retailers for retailers, and would complement the face-to-face contact provided by its sales force.