Zeller launches new media initiative; speaks about e-cigs, tobacco, cigars
Altria, Reynolds numbers suffer while Lorillard bucks trend thanks to price increases
Inside sales up 15.5%; gasoline gallons sold increase 9.8% in second quarter
Consumers “are responding to our marketing initiatives”
Committee now targeting menthol, flavored tobacco near schools
Altria Group was recognized as one of America's most community-minded companies in the Civic.
E-cig maker also appoints Walsh as director of sales
Converting cigarette customer into shoppers; also encouraged by early results on gas
Smokeless Tobacco 4-Year Sales Trend
Smokeless tobacco has settled into 3%-4% growth over past three years.
2013 Tobacco Product Sales Data
IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending Nov. 4, 2013
|Dollar Sales||PCYA||Unit Sales||PCYA|
|Electronic Smoking Devices||$483,989,300||182.83%||44,869,700||220.32%|
Cigarette sales continue to dip in low single-digits as electronic cigarettes and pipe tobacco pick up the slack.