Tobacconists sell tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes and accessories. The UK Tobacconists industry has been plagued by adverse trading conditions over the past five years, which have negatively influenced industry revenue. Rising public awareness, driven by intense anti-smoking campaigns by government and industry groups, has caused smoking rates to fall and sales to plummet for tobacco retailers. Tightening legislation, which banned tobacco advertising from all types of establishments, was enforced in April 2015 and has only worsened the operating conditions for industry players. This is expected to drag industry revenue down further in the current year.
This industry includes the retail sale of tobacco and tobacco products in specialised stores. It also includes the sale of smoking accessories such as pipes, lighters, cigarette papers, cigar cases and other related smoking paraphernalia.
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.