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Westminster, Mass., Board of Health proposes ban on sale of all tobacco products

Tobacco Category Growth for E-Cigarettes, Cigars; Cigarettes Hurting

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At midyear, cigarette sales in c-stores were down 3.3%, while chewing tobacco, cigars and electronic cigarettes were growing nicely.

C-store sales, 24 weeks ending June 15, 2014

Subcategory C-store sales ($ millions) PCYA* Unit sales (millions) PCYA*
Cigarettes $23,069.9 -1.8% 3,773.9 -3.3%
Chewing tobacco/snuff $236.54 4.9% 563.2 2.1%
Spitless tobacco $93.2 19.2% 24.2 0.04%
Cigars $1,081.5 1.1% 721.6 7.1%
Electronic smoking devices $287.1 27.0% 26.5 25.4%
Smoking accessories $111.6 -5.2% 68.5 -9.5%
Pipe tobacco $33.8 -8.4% 4.6 -1.7%
Roll-your-own tobacco $24.9 -8.5% 4.6 -12.9%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago


Cigarette Manufacturer Market Share

C-store sales, 52 weeks ending July 4, 2014

Manufacturer Dollar share Dollar sales PCYA* Unit share Unit sales PCYA*
Altria Group Inc. 54.8% -1.4% 53.5% -3.1%
Reynolds American 25.9% -1.0% 27.0% -3.1%
Lorillard 14.2% 0.8% 12.8% -1.3%
Imperial Tobacco 1.3% -9.0% 1.5% -10.2%
Private label 0.8% -10.2% 1.2% -8.8%

Sources: Nielsen C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC

* Percent change from a year ago


E-Cigarette Manufacturer Market Share

C-store sales, 52 weeks ending July 4, 2014

Manufacturer Dollar share Dollar sales PCYA* Unit sales Unit sales PCYA*
Lorillard (blu) 43.0% 135.6% 33.9% 164.7%
Logic 19.8% 125.4% 21.7% 174.7%
NJOY 17.5% -20.3% 15.9% -11.3%
CB Distributors 3.9% -43.6% 6.6% -32.4%
Nicotek 2.4% -2.1% 3.7% 15.0%
Reynolds (Vuse) 1.8% ** 2.7% **
Altria (Mark Ten) 1.7% ** 1.7% **
FIN Branding Group 1.6% 40.3% 2.0% 71.0%
VMR Products 1.4% ** 2.4% **
Green Smart Living 0.9% 19.3% 1.7% 18.5%
Ballantyne Brands Inc. 0.7% -87.2% 0.9% -91.1%
Cigirex 0.1% -85.1% 0.1% -84.1%

Sources: Nielsen C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC

* Percent change from a year ago

** New product; no data available yet

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IRI, Nielsen, Wells Fargo Securities
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School rule amounts to "manifest-destiny" ban, gas station group says.

C-Store Cigarette Sales Dip as E-Cigs Continue to Skyrocket

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At midyear, the largest in-store category--cigarettes--was down 3.3% in volume while e-cigarettes were the fastest-growing at +25.4%.

Top 10 Subcategories

C-store sales, 24 weeks ending June 15, 2014

Subcategory C-store sales ($ millions) PCYA* Unit sales (millions) PCYA*
Cigarettes $23,069.9 -1.8% 3,773.9 -3.3%
Beer/ale/alcoholic cider $7,456.4 3.8% 1,423.4 4.3%
Carbonated beverages $3,855.2 -0.9% 2,296.0 -1.0%
Energy drinks $3,479.4 3.9% 1,397.5 4.2%
Smokeless tobacco $2,458.6 5.4% 587.4 2.0%
Salty snacks $2,022.7 4.7% 1,218.0 2.2%
Bottled water $1,407.1 4.3% 899.5 3.0%
Chocolate candy $1,226.3 2.4% 863.1 0.4%
Cigars $1,081.5 1.1% 721.6 7.1%
Sports drinks $1,068.4 6.9% 610.1 6.7%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago


Subcategories on the Move

C-store sales, 24 weeks ending June 15, 2014

Category Dollars PCYA* Units PCYA*
Electronic smoking devices 27.0% 25.4%
Automobile fluids/antifreeze 26.9% 20.0%
Bakery snacks 24.8% 12.8%
Shelf-stable canned juices 19.1% 13.9%
Spirits/liquor 17.1% 19.3%
Wine 14.5% 8.0%
Refrigerated entrees 8.6% 7.4%
Dried meat snacks 8.0% 4.4%
RTD tea/coffee 7.1% 3.5%
Sports drinks 6.9% 6.7%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago

Source: 
IRI

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