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UK online retail: top brands hold their positions despite low loyalty

24th October 2016 - Market reports |

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In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at how leading retailers dominate the UK’s online market for e-cigarette products. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is creating uncertainty in the market, we find that consumers don’t seem very loyal to particular Websites or brands.

How top U.S. e-cig brands succeed in traditional channels

27th September 2016 - Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence analyses the seven leading e-cig brands in mainstream U.S. retail, aiming to understand and explain the factors that have led to their success in these channels. How do the best-known brands fare, and how have the market leaders achieved their success?

Report: Netherlands market shrinks but promises stability

1st September 2016 - Market reports |

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Europe
Netherlands
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    Executive summary   Market size is down, but tending to stabilise without further decline or growth in the near future. The number of daily vapers has shrunk; prices are lower too, and companies mentioned the difficulties of adapting to new regulations. The market is based on open system products, sold to experienced vapers […]

Survey reveals importance of location for UK vape shops

10th August 2016 - Market reports |

England
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Europe
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    Introduction   In May 2016, ECigIntelligence carried out a short survey of vape stores in the UK in order to investigate average turnover and product mix through this important channel, and to understand some of the non-quantitative factors behind the growth of the sector.     Methodology   The survey was carried out […]

Vape store photo gallery: UK

22nd July 2016 - Market reports |

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
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Our world store of vape stores ends back in the UK. See how e-cig retailers do point of sale, advertising and promotions in store – and on double-decker buses.

Vape store photo gallery: Portugal

22nd July 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Portugal
Marketing and Retailing
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Next to Spain is Portugal. How differently do Portuguese retailers display their products and point of sale? We take a glimpse at a few stores.

Vape store photo gallery: Spain

22nd July 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

We head south to see how Spain’s e-cigarette retailers lay out their wares. How hot are Spanish vape product displays and point of sale?

Vape store photo gallery: Russia

22nd July 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Russia
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

Our global tour of vape stores continues as we take a virtual trip to Russia to view various displays, point of sale and retailers in this massive e-cig market

Vape store photo gallery: Poland

15th July 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Poland
Marketing and Retailing
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This photo gallery heads to Eastern Europe to catch a glimpse of Polish vape retailers’ point of sale, product display and shop fronts.

Vape store photo gallery: Malaysia

15th July 2016 - Market reports |

Asia
Malaysia
Marketing and Retailing
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Our photo gallery gives you a taste of Malaysia’s vape stores, point of sale and product displays. Do they do it differently over there?

Vape store photo gallery: Italy

15th July 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Italy
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Market reports

Italy is famous for its style and its vape stores are no exception. Browse through our photo gallery of shop fronts and e-cig displays.

Vape store photo gallery: Greece

8th July 2016 - Market reports |

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Greece
Marketing and Retailing
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These photos give you a glimpse into how Greek retailers promote their e-cig products through instore point of sale and window displays

Vape store photo gallery: France

8th July 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
France
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Take a visual tour of some of France’s vape stores and see how French retailers do point of sale, product and window displays

U.S. vape stores: how the top five chains compare

28th June 2016 - Market reports |

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Our analysis of the top five vape store chains in the U.S. reveals distinct patterns in geographical distribution, and offers some insight into how these chains are evolving against the background of a maturing industry.

Sharp increase in Canadian vaper numbers and sales

27th June 2016 - Market reports |

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In this report we look at Canada, a market-oriented, high-tech industrial society in the trillion-dollar class with high living standards. There are no federal laws related to e-cigarettes – despite calls to clarify a confused situation – so they are being regulated on provincial and municipal levels.

Sweden can expect post-TPD e-cig growth

17th June 2016 - Market reports |

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Sweden
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In this report we look at Sweden, an expanding market where further growth is expected into 2017, helped by the easing of certain aspects of regulation in the country due to implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive.

Norway sees steady e-cig growth despite competition

17th June 2016 - Market reports |

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Norway
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In this in-depth report we look at Norway, where use of e-cigs seems to have a strong health slant. Snus is highly prevalent in the country and is clearly entrenched competition to e-cigs, potentially meaning the cap on incidence could be lower than that seen in other European countries.

Finland growth thanks to regulatory easing

17th June 2016 - Market reports |

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Finland
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In this in-depth report we focus on Finland, a market we estimate to be worth roughly US $12 million, around 12% growth from 2014. We expect the market to growth further into 2017, helped by easing of regulation.

Denmark vaper population stalls; light growth expected

15th June 2016 - Market reports |

Denmark
EU
Europe
Market Research
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      Executive summary   For 2016 we estimate the Danish market to be roughly US $26 million, a slight decrease from our estimate in 2014, explained mostly by decreased average prices across product categories studied. We expect positive, but small growth into 2017. Our estimate for the vaper population in Denmark in mid-2016 […]

Belgium: growth seen continuing despite online sales ban

10th June 2016 - Market reports |

Belgium
EU
Europe
Market Research
Market reports

      Executive summary   We estimate the 2016 Belgian market to be worth around €33m. This is up from our 2015 estimate of €27m and puts Belgium’s market size at a similar level to that of Spain and Denmark. We expect further growth through 2016, helped by the loosening of product regulation after the […]

U.S. market size: how we calculated the key numbers

3rd June 2016 - Market reports |

North America
United States
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This methodology accompanies the recent report that reveals closed systems and dual use are widespread in the U.S. market.       Executive summary   The primary source for this market size estimate is a large study conducted in the fourth quarter of 2015. The study is based on a representative sample of the U.S. […]

Hardware top tier: leading U.S. mod and tank brands profiled

27th May 2016 - Market reports |

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United States
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    An Excel spreadsheet with information on a further ten brands accompanies this report and can be downloaded here.     Executive summary   The five leading hardware brands in the U.S. are Aspire, Joyetech, Kangertech, Innokin, and SMOK. Vape shop retailers make an estimated 15% higher profit margin on mod sales compared to […]

Distance sales bans set to transform a €140m online market

20th May 2016 - Market reports |

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Eleven of the European Union’s 28 member states will ban online e-cigarette sales as part of their implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). We explore the likely impacts.

Ontario, Quebec dominate Canadian vape store development

19th May 2016 - Market reports |

Canada
North America
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This article summarises the results of ECigIntelligence’s analysis of 664 vape stores across Canada’s 13 provinces and three territories.

Information was gathered from two online sources and combined and merged into a single directory.

FDA expects many products to disappear as new regime takes effect

19th May 2016 - Market reports |

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The number of products on the U.S. e-cigarette market will contract sharply after the new deeming regulations come into full effect, according to their architect the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – and its predictions suggest a sudden slowdown in innovation too.

Major changes to Europe’s e-cig sales channels imminent

13th May 2016 - Market reports |

Austria
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Europe
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      Introduction From May 20th 2016, e-cig sales channels will be dramatically reduced in some European Union (EU) member states when the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into force. This includes restrictions on distance sales, the imposition of age verification checks, licensing and registration of retailers, and limitations on retail outlets.     […]

Closed systems and dual use widespread in U.S. market

4th May 2016 - Market reports |

North America
United States
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  Executive summary   We surveyed more than 2000 vapers in United States, the world’s largest e-cigarette market, to gauge their habits. The vast majority of vapers are dual users. Approximately one third of vapers use e-cigarettes on a daily basis, but daily use is highly dependent on the form factors. The market is equally […]

Spain: slow recovery for retail as TPD implementation nears

20th April 2016 - Market reports |

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Spain
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    Executive summary Little seems to have changed in the Spanish market since our report in April 2015. The Spanish e-cigarette market is still slowly recovering from the crash experienced throughout 2014. We believe that the market ‘bottomed out’ in 2015, with small positive growth over the past year reported. Similar growth is expected […]

Malaysia prospects not bright with bans on horizon: report

25th March 2016 - Market reports |

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Malaysia
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This report gives an overview of the Malaysian e-cigarette market, which is currently under huge pressure from government regulations. Various data collection methods were used, including online research, phone and face-to-face interviews to estimate the number of e-cig users, market size, distribution channel splits, form factors and price ranges for different product categories. More qualitative analysis was also conducted on Malaysia’s most popular online and offline brands.

Online sales: traffic and engagement for top U.S. sites

26th February 2016 - Data spreadsheets , Market reports |

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Data for the online e-cig sector in the United States suggests a robust industry, and contrasts strongly with dwindling growth reported in traditional retail channels. Our in-depth report identifies the top vendors and analyses changes in leadership over time; looks at levels and drivers of traffic; and assesses key metrics for consumer engagement with online sellers of e-cigarettes and vapour products.

The Mexican e-cig market: big potential but no large brands

24th February 2016 - Market reports |

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    Executive summary   The Mexican market is small, but with good growth potential. Retailing e-cigs requires a medical licence despite a recent court decision. Current vaping population is estimated at around 150,000 in a population of over 83million. 95% of distribution is online. More than 95% of users favour open systems. Regulatory uncertainty […]

The e-liquid top tier: profiles and analysis of leading U.S. brands

15th February 2016 - Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence’s evaluation of the interconnected value chains in the U.S. e-cigarette and vapour markets begins with the overly saturated, intensely competitive, and highly lucrative e-liquid segment. This report takes an overview of 2015 Vape Shop Index findings on the top revenue-generating e-liquid brands sold through bricks-and-mortar retail locations across the U.S.

U.S. manufacturing standards: increasing costs and confidence?

9th February 2016 - Market reports |

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United States
Marketing and Retailing
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      Executive summary   When the deeming regulation is finalised, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for cigarettes will automatically apply to the vapour industry; this means e-cig manufacturers and distributors will immediately be subject to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) adulteration and misbranding enforcement provisions. Indiana is the first state to pass […]

Report: room for growth in Greek market

24th January 2016 - Market reports |

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Greece
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The report examines the market of electronic cigarettes in the country with the highest tobacco smoking prevalence rate in Europe. The summary of the electronic cigarette market in Greece offers insight into the key metrics: market size, vaping adult population, form factors, distribution splits and most popular e-liquids. Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used to gather and analyse data, in addition to compiling key results from existing reports from third-party sources.

Implementing the TPD: how far to the finish line?

31st December 2015 - Market reports |

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Europe
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As we move into 2016, nearly half of the 28 member states of the European Union (EU) have made little apparent progress in transposing its Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into their national law – despite the May 2016 deadline. Who has achieved the most, who is lagging behind, what remains to be done, and how do the regulatory approaches of the member states differ?

Infographic: how big is Europe’s potential e-cigarette market?

24th December 2015 - Business news analysis , Market reports |

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This new infographic from ECigIntelligence illustrates the large untapped market for vapour products in Europe.

UK online e-liquid product diversity overview and data analysis

22nd December 2015 - Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence’s Dan Irwin-Brown and Nikita Dzhain have compiled a fascinating report detailing the breadth of product available at UK online e-cigarette vendors, using a sample of over 1400 E-liquid products and more than 140 brands. Insight is given into factors such as the number of products available the top 5 multi-brand online vendors, how many […]

UK online e-liquid analysis

1st December 2015 - Market reports |

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The report provides a comprehensive overview for the e-liquid products that are available in the top ten online vendors in the UK using a sample of over 1400 e-liquid products and more than 140 brands. Insight is given into factors such as the number of products available the top five multi-brand online vendors, how many products belong to specific flavour categories and countries of origin of these products. In addition, analysis is also made on the brand level showing how many products do e-liquid brands have and examples of how brands have different product ranges to appeal to different consumers.

Updated: Polish e-cigarette market report and data analysis

1st December 2015 - Market reports |

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Poland
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ECigIntelligence’s Dan Irwin-Brown brings ECigIntelligence subscribers an updated market report for Poland, analysing the recent drop in e-cig prices. You can also download an Excel spreadsheet with a raft of additional information, including price points for different form factors.

Market update + data analysis: Germany

20th November 2015 - Market reports |

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Germany
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ECigIntelligence’s Nikita Dzhain and Dan Irwin-Brown bring you an up-to-date analysis of the underdeveloped German e-cig market, with an invaluable accompanying Excel document packed with data. This includes pricing across all form factors – and how that pricing has changed over time. Below you can click to download the Excel spreadsheet, or through to the report […]

Update: Poland market report

20th November 2015 - Market reports |

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    Executive summary   The Polish e-cigarette market for 2015 is expected to be worth PLN541m (Polish zloty) (€126m, $144m). The small growth (7%) in the market from 2014 to 2015 can be attributed to the falling prices of the e-cigs we researched, which offsets an increase in the vaper population (thought to be […]

Hungary regulatory report: an end to mandatory pharma licensing

13th November 2015 - Market reports , Regulatory reports |

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Europe
Hungary
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Hungary’s transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive will do away with the current mandatory pharmaceutical licensing requirement for e-cigarettes – which has resulted in no nicotine-containing products being legal in the country – and allow them to be sold as consumer products. As this great change approaches, our in-depth report on Hungary includes: Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Notification requirements • Retailing restrictions (including cross-border and distance sales) • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces of the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change

In depth + data analysis: c-stores & vape shops in northeast U.S.

13th November 2015 - Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence’s Ryan McCrossan reports on the current failure of convenience stores in the northeast U.S. as a viable outlet for e-cigs compared to the more expensive vape stores. Below you can click to download an Excel spreadsheet with a wealth of additional information, including brand and price comparisons relating to the report; or through to […]

Market update: Germany

6th November 2015 - Market reports |

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Germany
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Marketing and Retailing
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  Executive summary   Third-party estimates regarding e-cigarette usage in Germany vary enormously. ECigIntelligence views the German market to still be developing and estimates the total number of adult vapers to be 1 million in mid-2015. The market size in 2015 is estimated to be worth EUR155m. Cigalikes have a very small niche market in […]

Image gallery: Northeast U.S. Vape stores

1st November 2015 - Market reports |

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The images on this page relate to the vape stores chapter in the report In depth: C-stores & vape shops in the Northeast U.S.