Ampersand were recently honoured to receive the award for “OCB Listing of the Year” by Leo Hocking from Republic Technologies UK on Thursday the 18th of January.
This accolade celebrates Ampersand’s achievement in securing a coveted nationwide listing with Tesco Ireland in 2023 for OCB Virgin Slim Paper & Tips. The recognition also highlights Ampersand’s efforts in growing sales of OCB Virgin Slim Paper & Tips across the network of Tesco stores. Embedded in communities nationwide, Tesco Ireland has operated in Ireland for over 25 years and has 166 stores in cities and towns across the country.
(Pictured L- R: David Reddy,Commercial Manager, Ampersand, Leo Hocking (Republic Technologies UK),
Phillip Bargus (Sales & Marketing Director, Ampersand), Sinéad Smith (Marketing Manager, Ampersand
Since the introduction of OCB Virgin Slim Paper & Tips to Tesco in May, sales of the brand have experienced substantial growth. The product's unique proposition lies in providing consumers with an all-natural rolling paper for a smoother smoke. OCB Virgin Paper is an unbleached paper with a natural brown colour and offers the highest level of rolling paper quality. OCB is made from 100% wood and manufactured to the highest standards to offer a silky touch, lightweight feel, and premium quality rolling paper. Each leaf is gummed with OCB natural acacia gum and is sustainably sourced from African acacia trees. This gum is 100% natural, vegetarian, GM-free, and renowned for its effectiveness.
Priced at €2, the product contains 32 Virgin Paper slim sheets and 32 integrated cardboard cigarette filters. The filters are pre-cut and perforated, ensuring a convenient rolling experience and allow smokers to effortlessly roll filter cigarettes without the hassle of multiple boxes. Every sheet in the range maintains incomparable quality, featuring natural acacia gum and a watermark crafted with special care to guarantee the best transparency.
Distributed in Ireland by Ampersand since November 2012, the OCB brand has experienced significant sales growth over the last few years particularly since the launch of OCB Virgin as consumers actively seek out more natural and sustainably sourced products and the best possible rolling experience.
For more information, or if you would like to order please contact your Ampersand representative or call the sales line on 01 4130150.