Tag: cigarettes

Local tobacco regulations
In 2012, NATO established the NATO Local Project to track and respond to proposed local tobacco.
Tom Briant NATO Show (CSP Daily News / Convenience Store Petroleum)
NATO's Briant offers tobacco insider's view to future.
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.
Bonnie Herzog, Wells Fargo (CSP Daily News / Convenience Store Petroleum)
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 Sales PCYA Unit Sales PCYA
Cigarettes $51,600,060,000 -1.32% 8,532,557,000 -2.10%
Smoking Accessories $248,264,500 -3.03% 157,369,500 -5.68%
Cigars $2,352,518,000 -2.61% 1,514,840,000 2.34%
Smokeless Tobacco $5,209,886,000 7.48% 1,270,566,000 3.83%
Electronic Smoking Devices $551,639,500 163.80% 51,124,650 183.95%
Pipe Tobacco $74,982,700 4.76% 9,841,715 12.62%

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.

Murray S. Kessler
Lorillard head calls regulatory debate “a distraction”
Brett Guthrie (CSP Daily News / Convenience Store Petroleum)
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.
2013 Cigarette Sales in Convenience Stores
Challenges & opportunities to selling the No. 1 in-store product