Tag: cigarettes

Smoker Friendly (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Tobacco)
Private-label tobacco retail brand also adds CIO
CSP Magazine
Even in early stages, the proposed e-cig regulations seem to be a win for brick-and-mortar retailers. The only aspect of the regulations that seems to have a direct effect on retailers is something most c-stores are already implementing: an 18-and-older age requirement.
Mitch Zeller
Zeller presentation highlights continuum of risk, compliance enforcement

Cigar Dollar Sales Flat Even as Unit Sales Grow 5.6%

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C-Store Tobacco Sales Through May 18, 2014

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


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%

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).

Jay Rockefeller, Aggressive E-Cigarette Marketing & Potential Consequences for Youth, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Tobacco)
Senators grill blu, NJOY executives over alleged marketing to youth
Proposed Graphic Health Warning
Zeller talks menthol, graphic warning, substantial equivalence for e-cigs
Mitch Zeller FDA CTP E-Cigarettes (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Tobacco)
Regulators need to focus on nicotine delivery, acknowledge risk continuum: Zeller
Gladys Kessler
The issue of “corrective statements” is an important one for retailers that sell cigarettes, and.
CSP Magazine
Data: A look at total convenience store industry sales, store count, sales vs. gross-profit and a breakdown of the top retail product categories.