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¿Rolling tobacco or boxed cigars?

Good morning everybody! As in Venerable Capital we are experts in the export of  tobacco  and  products for smokers, today we will be making a comparison between the different ways in which we can find tobacco: for rolling or in its box.

Differences between rolling tobacco or boxed cigars

Although at first glance it may seem that rolling tobacco and manufactured cigarettes are simply two different ways of presenting tobacco, the truth is that they have several differences.

The difference of rolling tobacco is that the consumer can give it the amount of tobacco he sees appropiate. Furthermore, it depends on the type of rolling tobacco produced. If it is expanded rolling tobacco or bulk tobacco, the number of cigarettes could be doubled compared to a sales format of the same conventional rolling tobacco weight.

The advantage of rolling tobacco is that  since it is not assembled, the consumer can adapt the desired amount of tobacco in each cigarette depending on your preferences. On the other hand, the advantage of manufactured cigarettes is that they are ready for consumption so you do not need to roll the cigar, thus saving time and handling.

What’s more, the consumer may prefer to consume already manufactured (boxed) cigarettes that the customer can enjoy at the moment without using his time to roll and prepare the cigarette.

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We hope you found this article helpful and now you know what kind of tobacco you prefer: boxed or rolling cigarettes. At Venerable Capital we export both cigarettes and cigars and rolling tobacco through our company COMET which offers high quality products for smokers and cigarettes. If you’re thinking of starting an export process or want to know more about this process, don’t wait any longer! Fill out our contact form. We are waiting for your inquiry!

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Spanish wine, the most exported within the last year

Good morning! In today’s blog post of Venerable Capital, experts in the distribution and exportation of alcoholic beverages we will talk about how Spanish wine has been the most exported and marketed in the past year 2018 all around the world. Keep on reading!

Spanish wine: world leader

It is no secret that Spain is a leader in wine production. Thus, in Spain we find 13% of the vineyards of the world, which represent a total of 969,000 hectares. Because Spain is a great producer of high quality wine, the rest of the countries in both the European Union and the rest of the world continually demand Spanish wine, considering it a luxury and expensive product.

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The main customers of Spain are located in countries of the European Union because of its proximity and the few barriers when it comes to international trading. As a result, the main customers of Spain in terms of wine exports are France, with 5.9 million hectolitres exported in 2018 and  Germany, with 3.9 million hectolitres.

Africa, a booming market

In comparison to other continents, Africa is the continent that has experienced the most growth when talking about wine exportation in the first quarter of 2019, reaching a total of  37.5 million litres.

Among the main countries in Africa that opt for the export of Spanish wine are Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Morocco and South Africa, the latter being also a great market in terms of wine production.

Within the African countries, Morocco  acquires a great importance as it has become the country that invests the most in Spanish wine (always with denomination of origin), reaching to pay up to 9.25 euros for each liter of wine.

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Regarding to export volume Nigeria ranks first, although it pays a lower price per litre than Morocco. South Africa also has a high export volume of Spanish wine, although 2018 data states that the average price per litre payable was around 1.58 euros.

We hope you found this article interesting. At Venerable Capital we are experts in the export distribution of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, so if you are interested in starting to export Spanish wine to one of the countries mentioned above, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your inquiry.


Smoking regulations in Africa

Welcome back to our blog. Today in Venerable Capital, experts in the distribution of tobacco and smoking accessories, we will talk about how smoking is regulated in Africa, keep on reading!

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How is smoking regulated in Africa?

According to studies carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) in countries such as Mauritania, Mali, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, it is where the rate of smokers per inhabitant over 15 years of age increased the most, which is alarming. In addition, it is also estimated that in the next 10 years the reach of smoke caused by nicotine derivatives will reach half the population.

Just some countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria joined the WHO proposal to reduce tobacco consumption in their respective countries through the implementation of propaganda tools and control measures. The objective was to reduce the use in young people and reduce the diseases tobacco causes.

Exporting to developing countries

Sincethe rate of smokers on the African continent is still much lower than the rest of the continents, studies indicate that this number tends to grow.

One of the reasons why this happens is because in many Western countries consumption is decline. This is due to increased  regulation, increased  cigarette taxes and new trends. As a result, large tobacco companies are committed to increasing trade in developing countries.

Because of this, 70% of global tobacco use occurs in the least developed countries, while in countries with higher incomes consumption tends to decline  progressively. That is why the tobacco industry focuses on these markets, as they comprise the populations that tend to grow the most and also tend to have  less regulation in terms of the political system that these countries have when compared to Western Europe or North America.

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We hope this article has helped you understand tobacco usage in Africa. In Venerable Capital we are experts in the distribution of tobacco and smoker accessories. If you want to start distributing tobacco or if you have any questions, you can contact us through our form. See you on the next post!

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Regulations regarding alcohol consumption in Africa

Hello everyone! We welcome you again to our blog. In the previous posts we talked about alcohol export taxes in Spain and about international labeling of alcoholic beverages. In Venerable Capital we are specialists in exporting both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, mostly in Africa. Therefore, today we will discuss the different laws and regulations regarding alcohol consumption in Africa.

Beforehand, it should be taken into account that each country in Africa has different laws regarding the regulation of alcohol consumption. However, we will be focusing on the laws that are more usual to happen.

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Where can alcohol be purchased?

In Africa, as in almost everywhere in the world, it is possible to acquire alcohol both in bars and restaurants and in specialty shops (liquor stores). However, bars and restaurants tend to tax higher than specialty shops. As a result, it would be a good option to consider selling in liquor stores because the amount the supplier would end up paying will be lower.

Is it legal for minors to drink and purchase alcohol?

In general, most African countries do not have any type of restriction nor penalty regarding alcohol consumption when the person is underage, meaning that no fine would be applied. However, in most countries there is a minimum age for selling alcohol. This age varies by country from 16 to 18 years, with some exceptions such as Cameroon, Egypt or Equatorial Guinea that only allow selling alcohol when the person is 21 years old or older. 2% of African countries have completely banned both sale and consumption of alcohol.

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Africa is also an interesting option for exporting of alcoholic beverages since it barely has any regulations when it comes to advertising and promoting alcoholic beverages. 70% of African countries do not have any type of restriction. Only 14 countries of the total have some kind of control over advertisements regarding alcoholic beverages.

We hope you found this article useful. However, exporting and selling alcoholic beverages around the world can a very difficult subjetct for someone that is not an expert in the field. If you have any inquiries after reading this article, we encourage you to contact us through our contact form. In Venerable Capital we are qualified experts in exporting and selling alcoholic beverages, so we will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Duty Free Companies With Venerable Capital

Good morning everyone and welcome one more day to our blog. As you know, Venerable Capital is a company specialized in the export of beverages and tobacco. Among all the companies that make up our group, there are some that are specialized in duty free.

What are Duty Free companies?

Before we start talking about our Duty Free companies, we believe it is important to define what a duty free company is and what its operation is.

duty freeDuty free means, as its name indicates, duty-free local and national businesses. It is very common to find them in international areas, such as airports and seaports.

In other words, you find known and high quality products at a reduced price since they are not subject to any type of tax.

Duty Free Companies of Venerable Capital

Being present in many countries of the world, we saw an important business opportunity in the Duty Free.

Therefore, in our group there are two companies specialized in this sector: Alquezar FZE and Comet Ghana.

Alquezar FZE

Alquezar is a global operator based in Dubai specializing in duty free sales. The focus of this company is on emerging markets with the objective of providing the best service in the five continents.

Its product portfolio is made up of Santa Juice Isabel, soft drinks, such as the Flash Thunder energy drink, Santa Isabel soft drinks and malt drink.

Comet Ghana

duty freeComet Ghana is the main Duty Free business operator in Ghana since 1996. Thanks to its extensive experience in the sector, international and local companies rely on them to market their products through each of their nine stores.

Among the products that it sells, are consumer goods, spirits, wine, beer and juices.

Our companies are the best platform for those businesses interested in entering the Duty Free business. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us. Until the next post!

Three drinks recommendations for summer

Three Drinks Recommendations For Summer

Good morning everybody from Venerable Capital, a company specializing in the export and import of beverages and tobacco. Today we are going to tell you about some of our favourite alcoholic beverages available in our product portfolio. We have a very wide range of high-quality alcoholic beverages which we distribute internationally, but as mentioned above, we will introduce you to three of the best drinks recommendations for summer.