Davidoff marks half a century of cigar innovation

Davidoff is marking half a century in the cigar market this year. The brand brought a "new name and a new philosophy" to the market when it was launched in 1968. It's founder, Zino Davidoff, set out in search of new tobaccos and blends and the company has grown from its Geneva base to a worldwide brand. In 1991 Davidoff even established a Centre of Excellence in the Dominican Republic which has inspired the creation of "some of the most original and rewarding cigars in the world." Over the next few months the brand will celebrate the last 50 years in the business. To mark the year of the anniversary a … [Read more...]

BAT launches next generation Glo products in Japan’s GTR market

The next generation of smoking has hit Japans travel retail market, thanks to BAT's Glo line. The company says the Glo range is a symbol of its constant strive for innovation and an attempt to find new products for consumers. The electronic devices represent a future for the tobacco industry as packaging rules and other restrictions begin to challenge the traditional cigarette market. The Glo and Kent Neostiks are part of BAT’s range of Next Generation Products. Designed in the UK, the Glo is electronic and can heat the Neostiks as an alternative to cigarettes. The Glo launched in Japan at Haneda and … [Read more...]

JTI and Dubai Duty Free team up for first ever exclusive pack

For the first time in a century Camel will include a retailer's logo on its packaging, as part of an exclusive deal between Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Dubai Duty Free. The new limited edition pack was unveiled last month and will be on sale at Dubai Duty Free stores until the end of the year. It comes after the retailer challenged JTI to find an innovative way to catch the eye of shoppers in the lucrative tobacco market. Shoppers in that sector spend more than any other in Dubai Duty Free. JTI vice president and general manager of worldwide duty free Simon Warburton said: "Dubai Duty Free … [Read more...]

Mazaya launched pop-up shisha lounge in Dubai

Tobacco firm Mazaya helped travellers at Dubai International Airport to relax with a mini pop-up shisha lounge. The area, in Concourse D, featured two reclining chairs, of the type found in first class on airplanes, surrounded by curved screens to give users a moment of privacy as they were offered Mazaya’s range of shisha tobacco in hookah pipes. Visitors could also share pictures of themselves in the lounge for the chance to win a shisha of their own. Mazaya brand manager Rawan Elayan said: “Shisha is very on-trend in many European and American locations which gave this activation a really positive … [Read more...]

Mazaya releases portable shisha pipe for travel retail

Tobacco company Mazaya has released a portable hookah for the travel retail market. The pipe, which is used for smoking flavoured tobacco, has already been listed with Dubai Duty Free.  It is designed to provide shisha users with a way to enjoy the product on the go and users can take advantage of a range of tobacco flavours, including mint, grape, watermelon and cherry. Shisha has seen a massive growth in the last few years and is now present in more than 30 duty free and travel retail markets, including Dufry stores in Jordan, Kuwait and Qatar, Dubai Duty Free and Egypt Duty Free as well as across Europe … [Read more...]

Davidoff Cigars to release new 702 series

Davidoff Cigars will launch it 702 series in February for a limited run in travel retail. The series is a collection of Davidoff’s most iconic core cigars re-released with an Ecuadorian wrapper. The filler and binder tobaccos on the cigars will remain unchanged for the new range, but the Connecticut wrapper has been replaced with the 702 Habano wrapper from Ecaudor.  Gorwn exclusively for Davidoff in San Juan in the foothills of the Andes, the wrapper gives the cigar a more intense and spicy taste, providing scents of wood, cream and milk coffee. Senior vice president of global marketing and innovation … [Read more...]