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Three quarters of smokers avoid tobacco duties

Nearly three quarters of UK smokers avoid paying tobacco duties, new research reveals. The Tobacco Manufacturers' Association (TMA) has published the results of the largest...

HMRC: illicit tobacco market share rises to 15% of overall consumption

Convenience retailers have responded to the publication of HM Revenue and Customs’ report on the prevalence of illicit alcohol and tobacco in the UK,...

Multi-million pound cigarette smuggling ring smashed

THREE members of a West Midlands crime ring have been jailed after evading an estimated £2.4 million in duty and taxes. The gang, all...

Brum ‘more violent than Iraq’, says trader

    AN INNER city shopkeeper in Birmingham, who was forced to defend himself from two gunmen, says the streets around his store are ‘more violent’...

Wanis carnival fundraiser

WANIS INTERNATIONAL FOODS, the world food and drink distributor, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fundraising carnival at its headquarters in Leyton, London.   Featuring...

Newsagents warn of risks of the illicit trade in plain packaging submission

PUTTING tobacco in plain packaging will be ‘bad for the Treasury, bad for public health and bad for retailers’ but will give the green...

Booker Group sales up 2.9% in Q3 results

Booker Group said it was “pleased” with its third quarter trading performance with total sales up 2.9% in the 16 weeks to 30 December...

World faces an end to the era of cheap rice

CHEAP rice could become a thing of the past, according to the Overseas Development Institute.   Its new report reveals that increasing wages amongst Asian agricultural...
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Heineken acquires minority stake in north London brewer Beavertown

In a move to tap into growing consumer interest in craft beers, Dutch brewer Heineken invested in a minority stake in the UK’s Beavertown Brewery. The...

Hike in store closures predicted

    ONE in five high street shops will close over the next five years according to a new survey.   The Centre for Retail Research is warning...