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

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2nd place – £3,000: Premier Stores, Bacup, Lancashire


3rd place– £2,000: Premier Ultra Stores, Newport, Isle of Wight


Engagement throughout the competition’s duration was incredibly high, with more than 300 participating wholesale depots across the UK.


Winner Tony Johnson commented: “We’ve traditionally valued Imperial and Batley’s as crucial trade partnerships, but winning this fantastic prize came as a wonderful surprise.“It will certainly help us develop our business moving forwards!”

 Gold Leaf JPS 50g

Andrew Miller, Head of Field Sales, Imperial Tobacco reflected: “This competition was designed to engage independent retailers in a new way – in depot as opposed to in store.  

“Given Gold Leaf’s status as the UK’s best-selling brand RYO value proposition, it was a great fit for the promotion and FCT 123! undoubtedly helped continue to drive the brand’s volume and distribution across the country. “We hope all participating retailers enjoyed the promotion – congratulations again to Tony and our other big winners.”


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