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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ASDA goes Aquavape
Nov09

ASDA goes Aquavape

We are pleased to announce that the Aquavape brand will now be available in more stores across the UK.  After a successful trial within Asda it has been confirmed that the Aquavape brand will now feature with a range of more than 40 SKU’s in over 300 Asda stores.  This is part of an exciting new initiative that Asda are implementing within the vaping category that will see Asda offer a very broad portfolio of vaping solutions.  Andy...

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IMPERIAL REMOVES GANTRY FROM BLACKBURN RETAILER CONVICTED OF SELLING COUNTERFEIT PLAIN PACK TOBACCO
Nov09

IMPERIAL REMOVES GANTRY FROM BLACKBURN RETAILER CONVICTED OF SELLING COUNTERFEIT PLAIN PACK TOBACCO

A Blackburn-based tobacco trader has had his gantry removed by Imperial after violating the terms and conditions of his contract, and he will no longer receive any sales support from our organisation.   Zainul Chandia, of Northgate News in Blackburn, was convicted by magistrates for possession of counterfeit tobacco. A raid by local Trading Standards resulted in the discovery and seizure of over 100 packets of cigarettes, and over 40...

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STG UK CELEBRATES WEBSITE LAUNCH WITH INITIATIVE TO RECOGNISE LOCAL HEROES
Oct30

STG UK CELEBRATES WEBSITE LAUNCH WITH INITIATIVE TO RECOGNISE LOCAL HEROES

To celebrate its new trade website www.stgtrade.co.uk going live on the 1st November, STG UK has launched a new initiative inviting retailers to share their stories of how they have, or intend to, give back to their local community. The deserving ‘Local Heroes’ will be awarded a host of prizes, including a £2,000 cash prize to put towards their proposal. Jens Christiansen, Head of Marketing & Public Affairs at STG UK, comments:...

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