Victory Electronic Cigarettes announces agreement to supply its full range of vaping products at UK-based 'Bargain Booze' and 'Wine Rack' retail outlets
SPRING LAKE, Michigan
May 1, 2014
– Rapidly expands VAPESTICK®’s UK retail footprint to 600+ new outlets nationwide
Bargain Booze and Wine Rack are among the UK’s most popular convenience stores
Follows the launch of VAPESTICK®’s multi-million dollar marketing campaign in March 2014
Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTCQB: ECIG), today announced that VAPESTICK®, one of the UK’s leading electronic cigarette brands and a subsidiary of Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation, has reached an agreement to supply a full range of its popular vaping products, including disposable and rechargeable e-cigarettes, as well as a variety of refills, nationally to the UK’s ‘Bargain Booze’ and ‘Wine Rack’ retail outlets. The news of this major supplier agreement follows the nationwide launch of VAPESTICK®’s active multi-million dollar marketing campaign that includes radio, billboards, bus-sides, TV, music and fashion industry tie-ups.
Bargain Booze and Wine Rack are owned by Conviviality Retail PLC, which operates as a buying, marketing and logistics business, and offers a full support package to its franchisees and retail stores. Bargain Booze was launched in 1988 and has become Conviviality Retail’s most prominent brand with more than 600 franchisee-operated stores throughout England and Wales. Wine Rack is a specialist retailer of wine, spirits, tobacco and related products, with 22 stores predominantly based in the Greater London area.
This agreement was forged largely as a result of increasing consumer awareness and demand for the VAPESTICK® brand resulting from the recent successful pervasive marketing campaign and increased distribution. The expansion with both the Wine Rack and Bargain Booze outlets across more than 600 strategically located venues will allow VAPESTICK® products to be more readily available to consumers throughout the United Kingdom and significantly increase the brand’s presence.
Jason Minnery, Buying Director at Conviviality Retail PLC, said, “The VAPESTICK® brand has been on our radar for some time now, with increasing feedback from stores that customers are requesting VAPESTICK® products. The nationwide marketing campaign has been a very effective trigger for us, and combined with their in-store promotional support, we are very excited to offer and promote VAPESTICK® products throughout the group. Our plan is to become a destination of choice for consumers increasing gravitating towards VAPESTICK®, one of their new preferred brands.
Michael Clapper, President-International at Victory and co-founder at VAPESTICK® said, “We are delighted to see our supercharged marketing efforts having the desired impact so quickly. To be given the opportunity to supply such well-respected stores such as Bargain Booze and Wine Rack allows the immediate and extensive expansion of the VAPESTICK® retail footprint across the UK, further enhancing availability, and supporting our on going marketing activities.”
VAPESTICK® products will be merchandised on both retail shelves and check-out counter-tops in Bargain Booze and Wine Rack stores across the UK from May onwards.
Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation is dedicated to providing a cleaner and healthier alternative to smoking for all, and intends to empower smokers to regain their freedom. Victory is the largest independent electronic cigarette company in the world, owns the trademarks VAPESTICK®, FIN®, Victory®, GreenStix®, VIP® and others. The company owns multiple subsidiary companies and has operations in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, and Asia. Victory offers consumers a full product portfolio that incorporates the highest quality and latest technology, and has been rated as superior in real tobacco taste amongst major brands. The Company’s website is www.victoryecigs.com.
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