Heated tobacco is grabbing headlines, but what else will it seize? We examine a number of market and regulatory scenarios with greatly differing outcomes for both heat-not-burn products and e-cigarettes
With both products growing in popularity, in this report In this report ECigIntelligence looks at the range of pod vape kits available and also the range of nicotine salts among the top 20 Canadian online retailers
We carried out a survey and analysed the hardware choice of more than 4000 vapers in America. We found 35% of respondents generally only buy their device in vape stores and Smok is the dominant leader by volume sales
This first in a series of studies of vaping behaviour is based on a survey of over 7000 open system device users and identifies consumer segments based on vaping experience, device types, and actual and expected changes in consumption
In our latest look at Canada, we find that open system products dominate, taking up approximately 85% of the Ontario market, with a high prevalence of basic models. Most sales come through the offline channel, and we believe there are around 400 vape stores in Ontario, predominantly independents. Online analysis found 12 out 20 top national websites operate from Ontario. Furthermore, Ontario is the home province for multiple Canadian e-liquid brands. A new bill – The Smoke-Free Ontario Act – will provide a very restrictive legal framework. We believe this bill will have a negative impact on the growth and development of e-cig market.
Executive summary Canada has an active e-cigarette market despite widespread confusion over the legal status of the products. There are still no federal laws related to e-cigarettes; however, Bill S-5, if approved, will become the first federal law on vapour products, unifying the current diverse regulatory framework, establishing a new approach to vaping products’ manufacturing, » Continue Reading.
Our study of the top five US vape store chains considers how many outlets they have, their geographical distribution, how much they have grown, and how their presence relates to that of smaller chains and independent stores
Our latest look at the Florida e-cig market investigates how vape stores are geographically located and how this distribution is related to the geographical concentration of tobacco stores. We also look at how much of a correlation there is between vape store concentration and the demographic characteristics of cities, such as population, education levels and household income. We identified and verified 477 vape stores and acquired a list of 5738 tobacco retail stores.
In our latest look at the vape stores of America, we find that while the number of vape stores saw 16% growthin 2016, in 2017 this growth slowed to 3%. Previously the South had driven the growth in the number of stores, but in 2017 we find it is now the Western region with California providing 31% of additional stores.
An online survey was carried out on U.S. e-cigarette consumers by ECigIntelligence between October 2016 and January 2017 in the U.S. The survey was carried out with support from consumer association CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association) and a number of other associations and trade press.
The US Vape Store Survey is an ongoing joint project of ECigIntelligence and the Smoke-Free Alternative Trade Association (SFATA). The first survey was conducted in December 2015. This latest survey took in vape stores across the U.S. from December 2016 to January 2017. It garnered responses from 213 owners representing 417 stores, mostly in the South.
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.
Pods are a new hardware category which aim to fill the gap in the U.S. market between the traditional products on offer. In this March 2017 report, we see that the key concept is to close the gap between easy-to-use products and high-performance ones. Pod hardware manufacturers are now collaborating with well-known e-liquid manufacturers, with benefits for both sides.
With the deeming regulations likely to dramatically reduce the range of e-liquid available in the United States, ECigIntelligence looks at the current state of the online market in terms of product availability.
In 2016, the internet provided one of the most important distribution channels in the U.S., with about 15% of vapers regularly making their e-cigarette purchases online. The percentage was higher among hobbyists, with approximately 50% preferring to buy online, possibly due to lower prices. In this report, ECigIntelligence takes a more in-depth look at the online retail landscape and the most popular vendors.
In this November 2016 analysis we focused on stores which we believed to be dedicated to vaping, the traditional definition of a vape store. The directories to a large extent are populated with these stores, however we cleaned the data of stores which were clearly tobacconists or other non-specialist stores.