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

Congressmen regroup on Cole-Bishop Amendment to ease FDA rules

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican congressmen have regrouped in their effort to ease FDA regulation around new tobacco products and vaping back on track. Congressmen Tom Cole (Oklahoma) and Sanford Bishop (Georgia) introduced legislation on Feb. 16 to amend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)...

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.