ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES INTERNATIONAL GROUP VIP® BRAND OPENS IRELAND’S FIRST DEDICATED
E-CIGARETTE STORE AT DUBLIN AIRPORT
• VIP® E-Cigarette Shop opened in The Loop in Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport allows travellers to “vape” while traveling
• Flagship VIP store creates tremendous brand presence to further leadership in the Irish market
SPRING LAKE, MICHIGAN, July 30, 2014 – Electronic Cigarettes International Group (formerly Victory) (OTCQB: ECIG), today announced that its subsidiary company, VIP® Electronic Cigarettes, has opened its newest flagship retail store, located within the Dublin International Airport in Terminal 2. This is the first dedicated e-cigarette store in an airport in Ireland, and further expands ECIG’s leadership presence in the Irish market.
The addition of VIP’s newest retail location in the Dublin Airport brings the total number of VIP® retail store and retail mobile kiosk unit locations to 32 throughout Ireland, cementing the company’s position as the market leader for electronic cigarettes in Ireland. The opening of a kiosk in the Dublin Airport is part of ECIG’s and VIP’s initiative to locate Retail Stores and Retail Merchandising Units within high consumer traffic locations, including airport and train transit venues as well as other key locations where smokers are looking for alternatives to vape anytime anyplace.
For the more than 1 billion smokers worldwide, the ability to purchase e-cigarettes and refills at convenient locations such as airports and other high traffic areas compliments sales at traditional retailers and helps build brand awareness. These outlets are staffed by VIP® associates that help educate smokers and provide individualized assistance to them in choosing a smoking alternative. The one to one attention is particularly effective for long-term smokers that are unaware of the benefits of electronic cigarettes or how to use them and which products to choose.
“The Dublin Airport is a hub for global travelers flying to and from Ireland – and throughout Europe, the Middle East, the United Sates and the world. We are thrilled to make our product accessible to the over 20 million passengers passing through this airport annually,” said ECIG‘s Chief Commercial Officer Gary Rawlings. “As the number one selling brand in Ireland, a prestigious retail location within The Loop at the Dublin Airport allows us to meet the increasing needs of smokers looking for an alternative to traditional cigarettes.”
The Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd. (ECIG) is dedicated to empowering smokers to choose an alternative to traditional cigarettes. ECIG is one of the leading electronic cigarette companies in the world, and owns the trademarks VAPESTICK®, FIN®, Victory®, GreenStix®, VIP® and others. The Company owns multiple subsidiary companies and has operations in North America, Latin America, Western Europe, and Asia. ECIG 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.ecig.co
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