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CSP Magazine
What follows on this page and in the rest of this special Category Management Handbook issue of CSP magazine are highlights of category performance in 2013. We hope this handbook provides a helpful road map for the coming year and highlights opportunities for convenience stores.
With cash at ready, Altria, Reynolds, Lorillard to increase investments, Herzog tells NATO

Smoking-Accessory Sales Continue to Fall Off

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Smoking-Accessory Sales Continue to Fall Off in Convenience Stores
Smoking-accessories continue to lag in c-stores, on a 4-year downward trend.
Tobacco Product Sales Data

IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending Jan. 26, 2014


Dollar SalesPCYAUnit SalesPCYA
Smoking Accessories$248,264,500-3.03%157,369,500-5.68%
Smokeless Tobacco$5,209,886,0007.48%1,270,566,0003.83%
Electronic Smoking Devices$551,639,500163.80%51,124,650183.95%
Pipe Tobacco$74,982,7004.76%9,841,71512.62%

Generally, the tobacco category appears relatively healthy, with four of six subcategories growing, according to 52-week convenience store data ending Jan. 26, 2014, from IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide). However, the fact cigarettes account for 80% of tobacco sales in c-stores and are down more than 2% tells a different story.

Lorillard head calls regulatory debate “a distraction”
Bill calls for closer oversight of new-tobacco-product approvals process
CSP Magazine
In a world of increasing social pressures, taxes and regulations, convenience store and tobacco-shop retailers increasingly find themselves on the same side of an issue.
Challenges & opportunities to selling the No. 1 in-store product
Public, others "need to be aware of this potential health risk," it concludes.
General Merchandise
As foodservice flags in 2013, other categories rise to challenge