Tag: cigars

Would extend authority to electronic cigarettes, cigars, dissolvables, OTP
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E-cigarettes, premium cigarettes and moist snuff make for positive tobacco news in 2014
CSP Magazine
Year-end 2014 sales data for cigars, flavored cigars, little cigars and more
Buoyed by e-cigs, category gains in prominence

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 SalesPCYAUnit SalesPCYA
Smoking Accessories$248,264,500-3.03%157,369,500-5.68%
Smokeless Tobacco$5,209,886,0007.48%1,270,566,0003.83%
Electronic Smoking Devices$551,639,500163.80%51,124,650183.95%
Pipe Tobacco$74,982,7004.76%9,841,71512.62%

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.

With 15% volume share, premium cigars bring higher margins, larger market basket
The value segment of little cigars should also bring quality and supplier support
The right little-cigar plan-o-gram can keep profits growing
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