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Tobacco Category Growth for E-Cigarettes, Cigars; Cigarettes Hurting

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At midyear, cigarette sales in c-stores were down 3.3%, while chewing tobacco, cigars and electronic cigarettes were growing nicely.

C-store sales, 24 weeks ending June 15, 2014

SubcategoryC-store sales ($ millions)PCYA*Unit sales (millions)PCYA*
Cigarettes$23,069.9-1.8%3,773.9-3.3%
Chewing tobacco/snuff$236.544.9%563.22.1%
Spitless tobacco$93.219.2%24.20.04%
Cigars$1,081.51.1%721.67.1%
Electronic smoking devices$287.127.0%26.525.4%
Smoking accessories$111.6-5.2%68.5-9.5%
Pipe tobacco$33.8-8.4%4.6-1.7%
Roll-your-own tobacco$24.9-8.5%4.6-12.9%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago


Cigarette Manufacturer Market Share

C-store sales, 52 weeks ending July 4, 2014

ManufacturerDollar shareDollar sales PCYA*Unit shareUnit sales PCYA*
Altria Group Inc.54.8%-1.4%53.5%-3.1%
Reynolds American25.9%-1.0%27.0%-3.1%
Lorillard14.2%0.8%12.8%-1.3%
Imperial Tobacco1.3%-9.0%1.5%-10.2%
Private label0.8%-10.2%1.2%-8.8%

Sources: Nielsen C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC

* Percent change from a year ago


E-Cigarette Manufacturer Market Share

C-store sales, 52 weeks ending July 4, 2014

ManufacturerDollar shareDollar sales PCYA*Unit salesUnit sales PCYA*
Lorillard (blu)43.0%135.6%33.9%164.7%
Logic19.8%125.4%21.7%174.7%
NJOY17.5%-20.3%15.9%-11.3%
CB Distributors3.9%-43.6%6.6%-32.4%
Nicotek2.4%-2.1%3.7%15.0%
Reynolds (Vuse)1.8%**2.7%**
Altria (Mark Ten)1.7%**1.7%**
FIN Branding Group1.6%40.3%2.0%71.0%
VMR Products1.4%**2.4%**
Green Smart Living0.9%19.3%1.7%18.5%
Ballantyne Brands Inc.0.7%-87.2%0.9%-91.1%
Cigirex0.1%-85.1%0.1%-84.1%

Sources: Nielsen C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC

* Percent change from a year ago

** New product; no data available yet

Source: 
IRI, Nielsen, Wells Fargo Securities
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Nielsen data shows that while total c-store cigar volume was up 2% year over year as of Aug. 2, 2014, natural-leaf growth significantly outpaced the rest of the category. We explain why.
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