Smoking-Accessory Sales Continue to Fall Off
IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending Jan. 26, 2014
|Dollar Sales||PCYA||Unit Sales||PCYA|
|Electronic Smoking Devices||$551,639,500||163.80%||51,124,650||183.95%|
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.