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

Legislation that would end the sale of all flavored-tobacco products is expected to pass next week

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors advanced legislation that would make it illegal for flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing tobacco and flavored e-liquids containing nicotine, to be sold in the city. The board vote on June 20 was unanimous...

Registration now open to all tobacco retailers

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –– Mitch Zeller, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products, will be a featured presenter at a regional education seminar being conducted by NATO, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, on Aug. 23, 2017, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500...

Electronic option opening up for cash-only business

DENVER -- While consumers are slowly making the move to a digital economy, cash is still king in the marijuana business. That’s because banks are hesitant to work with cannabis companies since pot is still illegal under federal law. That situation may be changing as at least one provider looks to...

After proposal on West Coast, another introduced in Midwest
Overall numbers show slight dip in sales, margin increases
NATO warns that new ordinances bring consequences
Retailer hopes to become part of supply chain, could set up separate brand
Conspiracy amounted to $8.1 million in uncollected taxes, court documents say
Consumers’ economic pressures causing spending shifts

States get advice on how to avoid letting new revenue stream go to pot