As foodservice flags in 2013, other categories rise to challenge
Continued foodservice growth drove increase; motor fuel sales also reached new highs
Association to offer assistance in striking down black market tobacco trade
Intends to crack down on illegal cigarette, tobacco trafficking, sales
Alleges racketeering for illegally shipping 80 million contraband cigarettes
Being a member of NATO is one of the best decisions our family has ever made because NATO is the only national retail trade association that works exclusively on local, state and federal tobacco regulations and FDA regulations.
Show floor includes more than 30 new exhibitors
In happier days, Big Tobacco aided retailers’ efforts by flushing the markets with buybacks, marketing allowances and other promotional spending. Times have changed: Today those once-plentiful marketing dollars have eroded—and, with them, retailers’ bottom lines.
Since mid-2013, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has considered additional tobacco regulations while implementing other tobacco-related actions. The FDA has focused on the use of menthol in cigarettes; potential regulations on cigars, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes and/or hookah tobacco; a new “Safety Reporting Portal” website page; and a study on raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products. An update.