Tobacco, cigarette and e-cig category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Congressmen regroup on Cole-Bishop Amendment to ease FDA rules

WASHINGTON -- A Republican and a Democratic congressmen have regrouped in their effort to ease FDA regulation around new tobacco products and vaping back on track. Congressmen Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) introduced legislation on Feb. 16 to amend the U.S. Food and Drug...

Lower volume offsets rise in prices, dampens sales

If it caved to shareholder pressure, mammoth drug-store chain would boost c-store profits

Product pulled from almost all affected stores, replacement ongoing, company says
Goals are to expand into metro market and grow share in hand-rolled cigars
11 states considering move to 21, potentially harming retailers

Executive sheds light on premium, technology thoughts

Quick-thinking Love’s manager reacts to customer crisis

Majority of smokeless products still available; company working to replenish stock

'Sharp metal objects' found in some cans; retailers asked to segregate inventory.