JTI Enables Third Successful Prosecution of Illegal Tobacco Seller

  Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has announced that, in partnership with TM EYE, the company has delivered another success in securing a conviction against a seller of illegal tobacco. At Camberwell Magistrates’ Court on 6th September, Wen Xin Han pleaded guilty to selling tobacco products that broke UK labelling and packaging laws. Mr Han received a custodial sentence of 1 year and 20 weeks, suspended for 12 months. Evidence...

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IMPERIAL TOBACCO ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW ROLL YOUR OWN BRAND

 Imperial is delighted to announce the arrival of Riverstone to the UK market. Riverstone offers a high quality, easy-to-roll blend at an affordable price, and is cut using an innovative manufacturing technique that we believe makes it one of the easiest RYO on the market to roll. This will appeal to new smokers to the sector as well as dualists. Brand Manager Jamie Burns-Smith comments: “We’re incredibly excited about Riverstone, one...

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Roll up for Kensitas Club RYO launch
Sep04

Roll up for Kensitas Club RYO launch

JTI launches Kensitas Club Rolling Tobacco to tap into growing value trend   Scotland’s fastest growing cigarette brand[1], Kensitas Club, has announced the launch of its first rolling tobacco offering, arriving on shelf in August.   The new Kensitas Club Rolling Tobacco will enable retailers to maximise sales in the RYO category, which is now worth almost £2.6billion[2] and growing 7% year on year[3]. Launching at a competitive...

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STG UK Encourages Retailers to Talk to Customers with Launch of New Trade Website
Aug15

STG UK Encourages Retailers to Talk to Customers with Launch of New Trade Website

  Leading cigar manufacturer, Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK Limited (STG UK), has announced the launch of a new online platform this Autumn to provide retailers with key industry information and advice on how to maximise the cigar opportunity in their stores.   The new trade website, www.stgtrade.co.uk, centred around the strapline ‘Let’s Talk’, builds on the consumer insights STG UK recently revealed, which showed many retailers are...

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UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: JULY 2018
Aug10

UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: JULY 2018

  A shop assistant at the Kurdistan Shop in Glasgow has been jailed for 346 days, following the seizure of illegal cigarettes at the store in May 2015. 1,400 cigarettes were hidden down the assistant’s trousers with a further 137,160 cigarettes hidden in popcorn boxes. The duty evaded totalled over £41,000. Reported on Evening Times – 4 July 2018   Two shop workers have been jailed for 16 and 22 weeks respectively, following the...

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Logic taps into growing refillable market with refreshed e-liquid bottles
Aug02

Logic taps into growing refillable market with refreshed e-liquid bottles

Logic LQD e-liquids range now available with new bottle design and reduced MRRP Vaping brand, Logic has announced an update of its Logic LQD e-liquids range, including a new bottle design and a lower MRRP.   The enhanced e-liquid range will enable retailers to maximise sales in the refillable Reduced Risk Products (RRP) segment – now the fastest growing segment within the vaping category[1].     With a new, competitive MRRP of...

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