The top-selling Vuse electronic cigarette of R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. continued to expand the market-share gap with Juul in both monthly and yearly comparisons.
Vuse’s market share rose from 40.7 percent in the previous report to 41.1 percent, compared with Juul declining from 27 percent to 26.7 percent. For 2022 overall, Vuse’s market share was 35.7 percent, compared with 30.1 percent for Juul.
No. 3 NJoy slipped from 2.8 percent to 2.7 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 a 23.7 percent decline in the latest report, according to media reports.
By comparison, Reynolds’ Vuse was up 32.7 percent in the latest report, while NJoy was up 0.1 percent, blu eCigs down 33.4 percent and Japan Tobacco’s Logic down 15.1 percent.
As recently as May 2019, Juul held a 74.6 percent U.S. e-cig market share.
On Sept. 30, Altria Group Inc. cleared the way to re-enter the e-cigarette marketplace after choosing to permanently end its non-compete agreement with Juul Labs.