IMPERIAL TOBACCO ANNOUNCES THREE NEW JPS CIGARETTE INNOVATIONS
Nov24

IMPERIAL TOBACCO ANNOUNCES THREE NEW JPS CIGARETTE INNOVATIONS

Imperial Tobacco is delighted to announce three innovative enhancements to our bestselling JPS factory made cigarette (FMC) range, launching nationwide in early 2018. JPS Real Blue Filter Upgrade Our new ‘Firm Filter’ technology is applied to all JPS Full Flavour variants. A premium feature in an economy sector brand, our upgraded filter enhances the smoking experience by retaining the perfect shape, a key feature requested by...

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UK illegal tobacco media highlights: September 2017
Oct28

UK illegal tobacco media highlights: September 2017

  The owner of Barking Paan Shop has been fined and ordered to pay costs totalling almost £4,500 following the seizure of 240 illicit tobacco products from the store in November 2016. The haul included counterfeit cigarettes, blocks of chewing tobacco and snuff products, none of which were labelled with mandatory health warnings.   Reported on London Trading Standards(2 September 2017)       A shopkeeper has been fined £800...

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Grover and Out – JTI takes action against Slough retailer
Oct11

Grover and Out – JTI takes action against Slough retailer

   JTI has removed its tobacco gantry from Grover Superstore in Canterbury Avenue, Slough following the decision taken by Slough Borough Council to revoke the store’s Premises Licence. Evidence presented to the Council’s Licencing Sub-Committee by Slough Trading Standards showed repeated seizures of illegal tobacco. Charlie Cunningham-Reid, UK Head of Corporate Affairs commented: “JTI has again demonstrated its commitment to take...

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Gantry unit removed from Nottingham retailer convicted of illegal tobacco-related offences
Sep28

Gantry unit removed from Nottingham retailer convicted of illegal tobacco-related offences

    A Nottingham retailer has had his tobacco gantry unit removed by Imperial Tobacco after being convicted for offences including the selling of non-duty paid tobacco.   Paul Taylor, whose premises ‘Flowers By Scrumpys’ on Burton Road, Gedling, was jailed for 28 months by magistrates. His conviction meant he was in breach of our conditions of supply, and Imperial therefore removed our gantry from his premises yesterday morning. The...

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UK illegal tobacco market media highlights: August 2017
Sep18

UK illegal tobacco market media highlights: August 2017

  The owner of an unnamed shop in Normanton has been handed a suspended prison sentence and fined £10,000 after 458,360 illicit cigarettes and 2kg of hand-rolling tobacco were seized from various properties. The overall value of the seized tobacco was £120,000. Reported on Derby Telegraph (1 August 2017)   A Newport shopkeeper has been ordered to pay £255,000 through the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) for the sale and handling of...

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IMPERIAL TOBACCO ANNOUCES WINNERS OF FCT 123! WHOLESALE COMPETITION
Sep16

IMPERIAL TOBACCO ANNOUCES WINNERS OF FCT 123! WHOLESALE COMPETITION

Earlier in the year, Imperial Tobacco’s ‘FCT 123!’ competition – in conjunction with our best-selling Gold Leaf JPS roll your own (RYO) brand – offered independent retailers across the UK the opportunity to win prizes totaling £15,000. We’re now delighted to announce the winning stores as follows:   1st place – £10,000: Best One, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham   2nd place – £3,000: Premier Stores, Bacup, Lancashire   3rd...

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