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smoking a cigar
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Cigar market polarises under lockdown

The cigar category has performed remarkably well during the pandemic with the best performing segments at each end...

Tetley Tea advert
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Tea up footfall

Under coronavirus, tea remains a vital footfall driver for local retailers and the category is in strong growth...

Woman sneezing
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It’s medication time 

Having a cough, sore throat or a bout of sneezing takes on an entirely fresh complexion this year...

Christmas sweets
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The sweetest Christmas for years?

With many consumers confined to barracks over the coming months, this Christmas could turn out to be the...

Family Shopper store
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Time to be part of something bigger?

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything and while most retailers are doing a lot better than they were...

Soft drinks
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Soft drinks giants take the lead on packaging revolution

With the ‘green recovery’ well underway, it’s the UK’s soft drinks manufacturers that are taking the lead on...

myblu ecig
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Smoke-free Scotland edges closer

As Scotland finally loses its unenviable crown as the smoking capital of the UK, is a smoke-free Scotland...

Kellogg's cereals
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Lockdown driving breakfast boom?

New data from Lumina Intelligence suggest an increase in breakfast occasions as lockdown continues to ease, which is...

PayPoint One terminal
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Fast forward

One of the side-effects of Covid-19 has been a massive acceleration of the uptake of technology by convenience...

Retailer with vaping products
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The growth of the ‘nicotine portfolio’

There is increasing evidence that more and more shoppers are choosing different nicotine products to suit different situations...