A study commissioned by the Cancer Council Victoria has found that business was not driven away from small retailers by the switch to plain packaging.
Inside Retail published an article this morning stating the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has disputed the Cancer Council’s claims that plain packaging has had no impact on small retailers.
It has now been a little over 1.5 years since the switch to plain packaging. Have you noticed changes in the sales patterns of tobacco products since the switch? Have you found customers switching to cheaper overseas brands since the switch? Do you think illegal black market tobacco product sales have impacted tobacco sales in your newsagency?
Leave a comment below, we’d love to know what you think.