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tobacco sales

Tobacco sales decline is exaggerated, say retailers

Retailers have told RN they believe reports of falling tobacco sales are exaggerated and any sales reduction may be due to an increase in the illicit trade. The comments come following the release of Booker’s...

Spar retailers welcome Blakemore’s focus on health amid tobacco sales decline

Spar retailers have welcomed Blakemore’s decision to reduce its focus on the declining cigarette market in favour of growing health and food to go trends. Sales director Neil Mercer said cigarettes made up 40% of...

Phillip Morris doubles down on smoke-free commitment

Philip Morris International is pledging to spend $1bn over the next 12 years to eradicate smoking. The move follows their announcement earlier this year that the company would be aiming for “a smoke-free future”. The...
NFRN Academy in Action

Academy in Action follow-up: Responsible Retailing with NFRN

In April, NFRN’s Margaret McCloskey visited Raymond Farrell in Northern Ireland to discuss theft, cigarettes, and underage sales. Three months on we take a look at his progress. Raymond's Plan 1.Eliminate underage sales by replacing signage and...
tobacco

Retailers raise tobacco margins to up to 12%

Retailers are raising their tobacco margins to up to 12% to help offset rising store costs following the ban on price-marked packs enforced in May. Angela Sykes, of Denmore Premier in Rhyl, told RN she...

E-cig sales rocket after vape zone launched in-store

A retailer has increased his e-cigarette sales tenfold by creating a dedicated vape shop in his store. Jason Birks, who runs Moscis Convenience Store in Peterlee, County Durham, opened the “store within a store” three...
APPG

Politicians join forces to tackle illicit trade

A new cross-party group of Peers and MPs is being formed to combat the issues and drivers the illicit trade, including tobacco and alcohol. Led by founder and Conservative MP Matthew Offord, the All Party...
tobacco value

Know the value of the tobacco market to keep sales strong

Value is the most important area of the tobacco market now the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 (EUTPD2) is in force. Joseph Lee answers four questions that will help you keep sales strong. How is...
Illicit Crackdown

Six raids in a day during illicit crackdown

Huddersfield authorities seized more than 60,000 cigarettes, 25kg of rolling tobacco and £13,000 during an illicit crackdown on duty evaded and counterfeit tobacco in the town. Operation Torrward saw six venues raided with sniffer dogs, off-licence...
Palmer & Harvey

“Project Cyrus” reveals Palmer & Harvey cuts pledge

Palmer & Harvey is to cut its number of staff and product lines in attempt to reduce costs. According to a leaked 'Project Cyrus' report seen by The Sunday Telegraph, the wholesaler is expecting to make...