Menthol tobacco buy-back under fire
Lack of contact from major tobacco suppliers is leaving retailers with unsaleable stock
Bay Bashir, of Go Local Extra Belle Vue Convenience in Middlesbrough, told betterRetailing his PMI rep refused to take non-compliant stock before the 12 July deadline for the manufacturer’s buy-back scheme, with no explanation given.
Shahid Ali, of Nisa Local Mintlaw in Aberdeenshire, said he has had no contact from PMI about its menthol buy-back scheme.
Natalie Lightfoot, of Londis Solo Convenience in Glasgow, added: “We have non-compliant stock and menthol cigarettes to go back to [BAT], but there has been no contact.”
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