The Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry is being snuffed out by the wave of anti-smoking sentiment that has wafted through much of the Western world. Wholesalers have increasingly been bypassed by large retailers, particularly supermarkets and multinational producers that have sought efficiencies by internalising their wholesaling functions. Government legislations such as the smoking ban, the ban on advertising tobacco products and higher taxes and duties on the sale of cigarettes have contributed to a decline in overall smoking rates across the United Kingdom.
Companies in this industry distribute tobacco products. They include specialist tobacco wholesalers, tobacco manufacturers that distribute their own products directly to retailers and wholesalers that distribute a range of products and tobacco. Tobacco products include cigarettes, loose tobacco and cigars. The industry does not include the sale of e-cigarettes or related equipment.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.