JTI extends Benson & Hedges Blue range with new value capsule variant
Superkings Dual variant joins UK’s fastest growing RMC brand portfolio
The UK’s fastest growing ready-made cigarette brand[iii],Benson & Hedges Blue has extended its offering with the addition of a new capsule variant, available in Superkings size.
The launch taps into the growing capsule segment, which is now worth over £630million a year in independent and symbols alone, and accounts for 13% of total cigarette sales in the UK[iv].
B&H Superkings Blue Dual offers extra length and extra value, allowing retailers to maximise on the profit opportunity presented by both the Ultra Value and Superkings segments. The demand for Superkings in the Ultra Value market has grown by 45% in in the last year[v] alone, as consumers seek out value for money products.
Stephane Berset, Head of Marketing UK at JTI, comments: “B&H Blue has performed exceptionally well since its launch in 2014, as consumers look for affordable products, with a quality they can trust.
“We’re constantly looking to bring new, innovative products to the market in line with demand. This latest extension will help retailers capitalise on the popularity of capsule and Superkings size cigarettes, as well as the current trend towards Ultra Value.”
The new variant will be available from 1st April in all channels, with a competitive introductory RRP of £8.00[vi].
For more information on the Benson & Hedges Blue portfolio and its range, retailers should speak to their local JTI representative or call the help desk on 0800 112 3401. Retailers can also visit www.jtiadvance.co.uk for further information, support and guidance on tobacco and e-cigarette vaping.
[iii]Nielsen Market Track Dec 2017
[iv]Nielsen Market Track Nov 2017
[v]Nielsen Market Track Dec 2017
[vi] Retailers are of course at all times free to sell JTI’s products at whatever price they choose