The lighters category is set to receive a boost with the launch of three innovative new ranges of Zig-Zag household lighters from market leading experts in matches and lighters, Republic Technologies.

Available now, Zig-Zag will be launching a range of high quality Utility Lighters, Kitchen Lighters and Candle Lighters (RRP; £1), helping retailers to make the most of cross-category sales and offer shoppers more choice.

“Republic Technologies is the No.1 supplier of utility lighters in the UK’s £5m market*1, which is growing at +4% YoY, and the latest new products from our iconic Zig-Zag brand are perfectly placed to build on this success, giving retailers an opportunity to create an impactful display and drive sales within the category,” says Gavin Anderson, General Sales Manager at Republic Technologies (UK).

“The UK candle lighters market is currently worth £432k*1 and following the recent withdrawal of the biggest supplier of candle lighters, there’s a gap in the market for retailers to invest in a proven supplier of quality lighters to bring sales and growth to the category.”

Each product has gone through rigorous testing and conforms to the highest safety specification, ISO 22702:2018, which covers the safety standards specific to utility lighters. Product specifications comprise:

Zig-Zag Utility Lighters

  • Fixed flame technology, delivering guaranteed flame height
  • Made from AS plastic, perfectly suited to lighters due to heat resistant properties
  • Large gas capacity (2.5g) with window for visibility
  • Refillable – delivering around 2,000 lights per fill for maximum efficiency

Zig-Zag Candle Lighters

  • Piezo ignition via child resistant button
  • Fixed flame technology, delivering guaranteed flame height
  • Made of POM, a type of thermoplastic allowing the lighters to be thin but strong with good gas capacity
  • Capacity for around 400 lights per fill and is refillable

Zig-Zag Kitchen Lighters

  • Safety lock – child resistant
  • Fixed flame technology, delivering guaranteed flame height
  • Made from AS plastic, perfectly suited to lighters due to heat resistant properties
  • Good gas capacity
  • Refillable and efficient – delivering around 1,200 lights per fill
  • Includes colour coordinated refill in each pack

Each range comes in five vibrant colours and is available in shelf ready packaging of 12 blister packs to increase visibility with a standout display. Retailers should dual-site each range with related categories to drive sales and encourage impulse purchases.

“Shoppers are looking for quality, safety assurance and value in household lighters and these products deliver on all three,” concludes Anderson.

For retailers interested in stocking the range, please contact enquiries@republictechnologies.co.uk

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