Marketing & retailing

This section encompasses all our news stories, both regulatory and business, that relate specifically to marketing and retailing. A few examples of what you can find are rates of sale, banning of sale and individual company movements. It also includes content about new retail opportunities for e-cigs and related products.

Nicotine-free, but Japanese vape stores bring in the enthusiasts

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th May 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

Asia
Japan
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Retail
Marketing & retailing
Vape shops are springing up across Japan, attracting a mix of those wanting to quit smoking and gadget-loving hobbyists, despite a ban on nicotine e-liquid and the most developed heat-not-burn (HnB) sector in the world ...

As British as roast beef – UK reveals its dream vaping flavours

Written by Freddie Dawson || 7th May 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Flavours
Marketing and Retailing
Marketing & retailing
In another media coup for British American Tobacco (BAT) and its subsidiary VIP, a light-hearted survey of vaper flavour wish lists has been making the news rounds. And it turns out Brits just love their roast dinners ...

Creativity and controversy – how PMI spreads the word about IQOS

Written by ECigIntelligence || 23rd April 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

Asia
Canada
Colombia
EU
Europe
France
Japan
Lithuania
North America
Romania
South America
South Korea
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Major brands
Marketing and Retailing
Marketing & retailing
Promotional activity of various kinds, some of it highly creative, has helped PMI expand the global market share for IQOS – but not without a share of controversy ...

Vape stores booming as chains spread across the UK

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th March 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Market Research
Retail
Marketing & retailing
With almost half of all e-cigarette sales in the UK coming from high street vape stores, it’s clear that the country has one of the most well-developed over-the-counter markets in the world ...

Middle East importers defy prohibition in a growing illegal market

Written by ECigIntelligence || 12th March 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

Asia
Bahrain
Israel
Kuwait
Middle East
Qatar
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
E-cigarette importers and retailers across the Middle East appear to be doing thriving business, despite various prohibitions that have been imposed in countries across the region ...

Have the metal detectors seriously exaggerated the risk?

Written by Marc Beishon || 1st March 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

North America
United States
Health
Technology and Innovation
Marketing & retailing
A study at a top US university claims to have found “significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead” leaking from some e-cig heating coils and present in the inhaled vapour. But the research may be fatally flawed ...

New product enables legal e-liquid sampling in the US

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 23rd February 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Marketing & retailing
A US advocacy and consulting group believes it has come up with a product that enables consumers to sample e-liquid and still conform to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) sampling restrictions. The Cating Group launched its...

The challenging quest to create a brand that’s the Apple of e-cigs

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th December 2017 || Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Marketing & retailing
While other electrical items quickly throw up a clear brand leader (whether they’re a better product or not), no “Apple of e-cigs” – rapidly picked up on by tastemakers for its must-have designer appeal – has yet emerged...

Online retailer aims for express e-cig deliveries

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th December 2017 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
Marketing & retailing
A new website aiming to break into the British e-cigarette market with express deliveries has reached the halfway point in its crowd-funding round with under a month to go. Clouder – a UK-based third-party online aggregator for vape...

No change ahead in e-cig advertising rules, UK minister tells MPs

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd November 2017 || Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Marketing & retailing
The British government will not review permitted formats for e-cigarette advertising any time soon – but it will review the potential toxicity of Heat-not-Burn (HnB) tobacco products, a junior minister told concerned MPs ...

E-liquid and open-system hardware distribution in France

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 7th July 2017 || Market reports , Marketing & retailing |

Europe
France
Companies
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports
Marketing & retailing
French e-liquids make up around 85% of the total French market, according to our recent vape store survey, which gathered responses from 165 store managers throughout April and May 2017. The remaining 15% of the market is shared...