Members with Tobacco Company Direct accounts will have been alerted to Manufacturers Price Increases for JTI ranges that come into force on Monday 27th February.
The new Retail Prices will see an additional 20 cent on all packs of 20 but JTI have chosen not to increase any of their packs sold in quantities greater than 20, consigning retailers to continue to sell these packs at the April 22 price points.
CSNA will always hold the view that retailers, not tobacco companies, should determine the retail price of tobacco products, once the prices are not lower than RRP.
You do not earn the same % margin for the Benson, Silk Cut and Mayfair “Big Boxes” as you earn for their 20’s counterpart, you are, in essence, subsidising the companies while reducing the footfall of your tobacco-consuming customer, losing the important secondary sales that follow fewer visits AND increase your stocking costs.
The CSNA Tobacco Price Lists will be updated and available to all members on the website here.