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UK distribution: the complex journey from factory to vape store shelf

4th June 2018 | Market reports |

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This report examines the UK’s complicated and fragmented distribution channels for e-cigarette products. Vape stores purchase stock from a range of suppliers and our report looks at their main considerations

A picture of e-cig pricing in the UK

16th May 2018 | Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence looks at the pricing and products range in e-liquids and hardware categories across the top five e-cigarette retailer websites in the UK and finds a shift towards advanced hardware products

UK market report: mainstream retail dominated by tobacco firms

27th February 2018 | Market reports |

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In our latest look at the UK market we see that the distribution share of mainstream retail has remained stable. The channel is dominated by tobacco companies and it is difficult for small companies to access the channel

Almost 20% rise in vape stores: UK market report

30th January 2018 | Market reports |

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In our latest look at the UK market, we find that there are now about 2,000 vape shops. The northwest of England has the highest number of stores and 70% of all stores belong to a chain

The UK’s top five e-cig websites

8th January 2018 | Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence looked at the price policy and product range for e-liquids and hardware on the UK’s top five visited websites selling e-cigarettes. Multipacks of 10 ml bottles and short-fill e-liquids are a new characteristic of the British e-liquid market and shake and vape is approximately 36% cheaper than ready-to-use e-liquid overall.

Online sales: the impact of Amazon, eBay and the web’s mega-retailers

4th December 2017 | Market reports |

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Internet retailing platforms have had a big impact in bringing buyers and sellers together in many sectors – but they have had a limited effect on the e-cigarette market so far. However, they have the potential to become more significant in future, despite a sometimes stringent regulatory environment.

Fruit flavours remain favourite among UK vapers

9th May 2017 | Market reports |

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In our latest look at the UK market, we find estimated daily revenues of British vape stores vary, mainly between £500 and £1,500. Stores in more populated cities do not seem to be getting more customers than those located in smaller towns, but fruit flavours remain the most popular.

UK e-liquid market dominated by American brands

12th April 2017 | Market reports |

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Our in-depth analysis of the UK e-liquid market shows that the top UK online retailers sell a variety of e-liquid brands, but they come predominantly from US manufacturers. The TPD has affected pricing, but premium as a description of an e-liquid does not imply higher prices.

UK distribution: vape shops doing well, supermarkets still dominate

5th November 2016 | Market reports |

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In the latest ECigIntelligence report into the UK market, we see that the growth in shop numbers over the past year has been highest in London (97%) and Scotland (105%). The top retailers offer a bigger range of e-cigarette than in other European countries and most of the top-selling e-cig brands sold in supermarkets or convenience stores are owned by tobacco giants.

UK market: vaping on the rise as tank systems take over

4th November 2016 | Market reports |

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The use of e-cigarettes is increasing in the UK and numbers of vapers have risen by 4% over the past year to reach 2.6m in 2016. There has been a major shift over the past two years from pre-filled cartridges to tank system devices,

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.

Survey reveals importance of location for UK vape shops

10th August 2016 | Market reports |

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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.

Vape store photo gallery: UK

22nd July 2016 | Market reports |

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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.

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

13th May 2016 | Market reports |

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From May 2016, e-cig sales channels will be reduced in some European countries when the Tobacco Products Directive comes into force. This report looks at the details, including restrictions on distance sales, the imposition of age verification checks, licensing and registration of retailers, and limitations on retail outlets.