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Tag: tobacco

tobacco giants

Tobacco giants are in talks with P&H which could see them invest tens of millions of pounds into the wholesaler in return for a stake of the business. JTI and Imperial are considering the move...
tobacco sanctions

Retailers should voice their opinions on tobacco sanctions in a new government consultation, Imperial Tobacco has said. The consultation, which launched last month, is seeking views on four potential new sanctions, including increased financial penalties...
business rates budget

Philip Hammond delivered his first and the final spring Budget today, where business rates, a lowering of the sugar levy, a minimum excise on tobacco and an extension of the timeframe for businesses to switch...
tobacco sanctions

A convenience store has had its tobacco gantry ripped out after a raid uncovered illegal tobacco and cigarettes. JTI swiftly removed its gantry from Deansbrook Supermarket in Edgware, north London, after it was caught out...
non-compliant stock

Tobacco manufacturers will step in to ensure retailers are not left with non-compliant stock as EUTPD II takes effect, according to wholesalers. RN spoke to a number of wholesalers this week who said they still...
minimum excise tax

BAT is calling on the government to be pragmatic in its approach to a minimum excise tax (MET) on tobacco in next month’s Budget announcement. “The government has declared it is going to do it, but...
price war on tobacco

Two weeks ago, I spent a fantastic day in one of Raj Aggarwal’s shops, where I got to chat to him and his staff, and witness first-hand the challenges they face. Tobacco was clearly...
Value brands price war

A value brands price war on cigarettes is hurting retailers’ margins and could lead to stores being “lumbered” with a heap of unwanted, unsaleable stock come May. With the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 (TPD2) coming...
minimum excise tax

It’s widely accepted in the industry that the arrival of plain packaging and EUTPD II will lead some retailers to stop selling tobacco and far more to delist all but the bestsellers. Retailers who...
plain pack stock gap

Issues in the tobacco supply chain as retailers switch from standard to plain packaging are leaving shops’ gantries looking “like they’ve been robbed”. That’s the view of retailers experiencing ongoing problems getting hold of tobacco...