All Tobacco articles – Page 4

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    product news: JTI updates Logic PRO vaping device


    Vaping brand Logic has announced an update to its Logic PRO capsule vaping device. Rolling out now, the next generation Logic PRO 2 features a new soft touch finish, lighter weight and improved charging time. Launching at an introductory price of £10, Logic PRO 2 is lighter and smaller than ...

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    product news: Imperial Tobacco launches RYO brand


    Imperial Tobacco has launched a new roll-your-own tobacco brand, Riverstone, to the UK market. Riverstone is intended to offer a high quality, easy-to-roll blend at an affordable price, and is cut using an innovative manufacturing technique that Imperial believes makes it one of the easiest RYO products on the ...

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    Product news: Kensitas Club introduces rolling tobacco


    Scotland’s fastest growing cigarette brand, Kensitas Club, has announced the launch of its first rolling tobacco offering. Kensitas Club Rolling Tobacco is launching at a price point of £10.90 for a 30g pouch and £17.80 for a 50g pouch, making it JTI’s lowest priced rolling tobacco. The RYO ...

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    Tobacco expertise


    The total tobacco category in multiple forecourts is worth over £683m a year, with cigarettes accounting for over £572m-worth of sales (Nielsen data). The multiple forecourt sector has a more premium product mix than the total market, with mid-price products and more expensive ones over-indexing in terms of market share. ...

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    product news: JTI updates Logic e-liquids range


    JTI’s vaping brand Logic has announced an update of its Logic LQD e-liquids range, including a new bottle design and a lower MRRP. The updated range is designed to enable retailers to maximise sales in the refillable Reduced Risk Products (RRP) segment – now the fastest growing segment within ...

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    product news: BAT unveils latest Vype development


    British American Tobacco’s e-cigarette brand Vype has unveiled the latest development in its range of vaping products – the Vype ePen 3. BAT describes it as the cutting edge of closed-system vaping technology, providing an alternative to smokers and vapers looking for a smoother and more satisfying experience. Gemma Webb, ...

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    product news: Imperial Tobacco extends crushball range


    Imperial is adding two new Superkings to its growing crushball range, JPS Player’s Superkings Crushball and L B Blue Ice Crushball Superkings. JPS Player’s Superkings Crushball bolsters the portfolio of the factory made cigarette (FMC) brand, while L B Blue Ice Crushball Superkings is a menthol-lined cigarette that also contains ...

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    product news: Imperial Tobacco adds Gold Leaf Ice Pack


    Imperial Tobacco has unveiled the Gold Leaf Ice Pack, which is arriving in the independent channel from 1 July. Ice Pack takes its inspiration from the success of the current Gold Leaf 30g Handy Pack, but features mentholated tips – which Imperial claims is a first for the category. The ...

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    product news: Rizla revamps packaging


    Imperial Tobacco’s Rizla range of rolling papers is now available in new product and outer packaging. As well as a more modern aesthetic, each pack now features a ‘tuck in’ closing mechanism designed to reduce wastage, plus a ‘soft touch’ finish designed to make the packaging feel more tactile. Imperial ...

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    product news: Republic supports matches range


    Republic Technologies (UK) is launching its biggest ever programme of consumer PR and marketing activity in support of its matches’ offering, including a partnership with celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge, national press advertising, and a national consumer survey. The news follows the announcement in March that Republic Technologies is relaunching its ...

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    product news: STG launches ’Lock, Stock and Sell’ campaign to educate retailers


    New research from Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK Limited (STG UK) reveals that over half (51%) of convenience store retailers are missing an opportunity by not offering customers enough guidance on which tobacco products to purchase. The findings have been released to coincide with the launch of STG UK’s exclusive ...

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    Product news: Benson & Hedges adds new variant


    Cigarette brand Benson Hedges Blue has extended its offering with the addition of a new capsule variant, available in Superkings size. The launch taps into the growing capsule segment, which is now worth over £630m a year in independent and symbols alone, and accounts for 13% of ...

  • Tobacco gantry removed after counterfeit cigarette conviction

    Tobacco gantry removed after counterfeit cigarette conviction


    A Tyne and Wear tobacco trader who sold illicit tobacco has had his gantry removed by Imperial Tobacco for violating the terms and conditions of his contract, and he will no longer receive any sales support from the company. Tajinder Singh, of Washington Wine and Convenience in Usworth, was convicted ...

  • Tobacco smuggling shopkeeper jailed

    Tobacco smuggling shopkeeper jailed


    A Hull shopkeeper, who was caught with more than one million illicit cigarettes stashed in self-storage containers, has been jailed for five years after being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Aras Rasul Rashid, of Spring Bank, Hull, was caught when sniffer dogs detected the haul of illicit ...

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    product news: Republic Technologies phases out strike anywhere matches


    Republic Technologies is set to remove all Strike Anywhere match formats from its range ahead of changes in EU regulations this spring. This includes products available under Swan Vestas and Cook’s Matches brands, which will switch to Safety Matches from the end of March / early April. Gavin ...

  • Shop forced to close for two months after illegal tobacco find

    Shop forced to close for two months after illegal tobacco find


    Magistrates have ordered a shop in Seaham, County Durham, to close for two months after counterfeit tobacco was found at the premises. Durham County Council requested the closure of Westlea Mini Market, on West Grove, Seaham, after trading standards staff uncovered evidence that counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco were readily ...

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    Smoking out sales


    There’s no doubt that fewer people are smoking. In 1974, 46% of adults in Great Britain smoked, now that figure’s down to 15.8% (ONS data for 2016), which equates to 7.6 million people. The ONS study found that 15.5% of adults in England smoked; 16.9% in Wales; 17.7% in Scotland; ...

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    Letting the juice loose


    The good news is that the UK vaping market is booming worth over £1bn according to Nielsen. The not-so-good news is that sales through traditional retail channels (think supermarkets, convenience stores and forecourts) account for just under £160m of that and Sophie Hogg, head of next-generation products (NGP) at Imperial ...

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    Product news: Imperial Tobacco enhances JPS range


    Imperial Tobacco has unveiled three enhancements to its JPS cigarette (FMC) range, which will launch nationwide in early 2018. The new ‘Firm Filter’ technology is being applied to all JPS full flavour variants. Imperial Tobacco describes this as a premium feature in an economy sector brand, and says the ...

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    product news: blu expands portfolio of e-liquids


    blu has expanded its portfolio of e-liquids, having introduced eight brand new flavours to the UK market across September and October. The new flavours are available in 10ml bottles in both zero and 0.8% nicotine strength in: Tropic Tonic, Vanilla Crème, Peach Passion, Berry Swirl, Mint Chocolate and Green Apple. ...