THE BBC’S ILLEGAL TOBACCO TRADE IN WALES STORY: A RESPONSE FROM IMPERIAL TOBACCO
Jan07

THE BBC’S ILLEGAL TOBACCO TRADE IN WALES STORY: A RESPONSE FROM IMPERIAL TOBACCO

Today, BBC Wales ran a number of stories around the increasing threat of illicit tobacco in Wales. The catalyst was a series of comments by Powys Council Trading Standards, with senior investigator Clive Jones claiming existing tobacco control strategies could be undermined unless there was a heightened emphasis on enforcement courtesy of the Welsh Government. If this did not manifest, Jones suggested criminals may view Wales as an...

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VAPING REPLACES QUITTING IN 2019 RESOLUTIONS
Jan02

VAPING REPLACES QUITTING IN 2019 RESOLUTIONS

Survey suggests new technologies are helping Brits keep their resolutions alive Switching from smoking to vaping (9 percent) has made it into a list of the nation’s ‘modern’ New Year’s resolutions for 2019, alongside spending less time on social media (24 percent) and hitting 10,000 steps on a fitness tracker every day (11 percent).   Illustrating how tech solutions can change our lives, 89 percent of people surveyed said they...

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IMPERIAL’S NEW RIZLA TIPS PROPOSITION IS A BLAST!
Dec11

IMPERIAL’S NEW RIZLA TIPS PROPOSITION IS A BLAST!

Imperial is delighted to announce Rizla Polar Blast, the UK’s first ever Roll Your Own (RYO) filter tip to contain a Crushball. An innovative and exciting proposition, Polar Blast brings the popularity of Factory Made Cigarette (FMC) Crushballs to Rizla’s RYO accessories. The squeezable filter tip means adult smokers will be able to ‘click’ to enjoy the taste of mint whenever they roll their own. Brand Manager Steve Phillips comments:...

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Boost’s Little Helpers are on hand in wholesalers
Dec10

Boost’s Little Helpers are on hand in wholesalers

This Christmas, Boost Drinks is going the extra mile to prove its love for independent retailers, by getting in the festive spirit and lending a helping hand (literally) to busy customers stocking up for Christmas. At the start of December, staff from Boost headquarters visited Batleys Cash and Carry in Leeds to assist customers. The team filled cars with stock, pushed trolleys, restocked shelves and provided an extra set of hands at...

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ADD EXCITEMENT TO THE ENERGY CATEGORY WITH NEW ROCKSTAR TWISTER
Dec10

ADD EXCITEMENT TO THE ENERGY CATEGORY WITH NEW ROCKSTAR TWISTER

Barr Soft Drinks is driving innovation in the energy drinks category with the launch of Rockstar Twister; a new range from the UK’s largest big can flavoured energy brand.*1 Available from 1st January 2019 in two exciting flavours – Smashed Blue Raspberry and Wacked Red Berry – Rockstar Twister taps into the current trend for retro flavours, offering a full flavour hit at only 25 calories per 100ml.   “Rockstar remains the...

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Refuel & Go Reaps Rewards from Move to SPAR
Dec07

Refuel & Go Reaps Rewards from Move to SPAR

Leading independent forecourt operator Refuel & Go has been going from strength to strength after embarking on a new retail partnership with Blakemore Trade Partners. Since the company’s eight forecourt sites in London and the home counties relaunched under the SPAR fascia, the stores’ retail sales performance has increased by 10% like for like. Museum Service Station in Bethnal Green moved to SPAR in December 2017, with the...

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