The ECigIntelligence Retail hub provides access to our research on market and regulatory issues that impact the sale of e-cigarettes both in retail outlets and online.

From consumers’ preferred brands to the impact of Covid-19 on online sales, our analysts regularly talk to retailers and share their insights and data in reports and briefings that can be accessed on these pages.

Market report: South Africa

18th November 2021 - Market reports |

Sales of vaping products in South Africa are up and prices have stabilised after 2020’s tobacco ban. Vaping stores are broadly optimistic. New tobacco and vaping laws proposed in 2018 are still unlikely to be implemented in 2021

Poor reporting, not COVID, was biggest threat to vape stores in 2020

30th November 2020 - Press releases |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Inaccurate reporting hurt businesses more than pandemic did, say US vape stores Survey reveals that hysteria over lung disease was the biggest factor in declining sales US vape stores have had a bad 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t the main reason. Instead, widely publicized cases of lung disease in young people […]

Philippines e-cig distribution channels

27th March 2020 - Charts and infographics |

The Philippines distribution channels are clearly dominated by one type of retailer. Here you can find ECigIntelligence’s analysis of this uneven split, which is further expanded in our in-depth market report for the Philippines Q1 2020.

German chain store growth between 2018 & 2019

14th November 2019 - Charts and infographics |

Between Q1 2018 and Q2 2019 there has been a gradual increase in the number of vape stores for the leading chains, unlike other main chain stores which have not experienced major growth. This chart comes from the Germany market report which discusses market performance in the different retail channels, provides an estimate of the current vaping population and the market forecast.

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the e-cigarette market, reshaping consumers’ buying patterns in a way that has affected retail outlets and online vape stores around the globe.

Even if the ultimate impact on how market growth will be affected by the pandemic is yet to be determined, we assume that consumption patterns will change, new users’ uptake will slow down, and the whole situation will also speed up other buying behaviour and patterns that our analysts have detected, such as discount brands becoming more popular.

Despite these challenges, there remains a hardcore of vape consumers and the sector is resilient in a rapidly changing market.

Stay up to date with developments on this page, from the latest news to our ongoing archive of regulatory responses to the Covid-19 crisis around the world.