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C-Store Tobacco Sales Through May 18, 2014

IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014

Subcategory

Dollar Sales PCYA Unit Sales PCYA
Cigarettes $51,222,440,000 -1.52% 8,437,228,000 -2.39%
Smoking Accessories $244,252,400 -4.69% 152,713,500 -7.46%
Cigars $2,361,022,000 -0.81% 1,549,884,000 5.56%
Smokeless Tobacco $5,286,022,000 6.64% 1,276,318,000 3.06%
Electronic Smoking Devices $593,126,700 93.81% 54,771,570 97.63%
Pipe Tobacco $73,138,320 -3.98% 9,759,303 3.68%
Source: 
IRI

Cigarette sales in convenience stores continue to slide, while e-cigarettes see nearly 98% unit-sales growth. Cigars, meanwhile, saw unit-sales growth of nearly 6%, but dollar sales remained generally flat, according to 52-week data ending May 18, 2014, from IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide).

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