Counter Arguments – How important is tobacco to small retailers?



 

Cover of the Counter Arguments reportThis report scrutinises the messages sent to small retailers by the tobacco industry and asks whether the traditional approach to selling tobacco in small shops is still in retailers’ best interests, given the ongoing decline in the market and the recent changes to how tobacco is sold.

The findings in this report are drawn from two new pieces of research: an analysis of Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) data from a sample of 1,416 convenience stores in Britain and a survey of 591 owners and managers of convenience stores.

 

Counter Arguments report
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Analysis of EPOS data from small retailers in the United Kingdom
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Survey of small retailers in Great Britain
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The four headline points of the report in one handy infographic
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Press release
Pictures of the report’s launch at the Palace of Westminster – 18 October 2016