The Vuse brand e-cigarette has expanded its market-share lead over Juul to 12 percent in the latest Nielsen analysis of convenience-store data.
The analysis, released Tuesday, covers the four-week period ending Oct. 8. Vuse’s market share rose from 39.7 percent in the previous report to 40 percent, compared with Juul declining from 28.1 percent to 28 percent.
Vuse also increased its year-over year advantage from 32.9 percent to 32.7 percent in the previous report to 33.6 percent to 32 percent.
According to Barclays, Nielsen largely covers the big chains. For the smaller chains, the group extrapolates trends, which is why trend changes don’t appear immediately in Nielsen, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
In recent months, the shadow of a potential banning of Juul Labs Inc.’s e-cigarettes from U.S. retail shelves has accelerated the market-share gains of Vuse.
Meanwhile, No. 3 NJoy was unchanged at 2.8 percent, while Fontem Ventures’ blu eCigs was unchanged at 1.4 percent.
Juul’s four-week dollar sales in the latest report have dropped from a 50.2 percent increase in the Aug. 10, 2019, report to an 18 percent decline in the latest report.
By comparison, Reynolds’ Vuse was up 42 percent in the latest report, while NJoy was up 5.9 percent and blu eCigs down 30.9 percent.