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

Lowering margin to increase Pantry traffic

LAVAL, Quebec – As Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. continues its global rebranding to a single Circle K banner, it shed some light on its pricing strategies regarding tobacco, revealing what it’s doing specifically to drive traffic to its Pantry convenience stores. In its most recent earnings call ,...

Analyst upbeat with progress on alternatives to traditional tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. -- Recent analyst reports have cast Altria in a favorable light regarding its efforts with e-cigarettes and other alternatives to traditional tobacco. In a recent review, Alexandria, Va.-based Motley Fool said Altria “hasn’t hesitated to look for innovative products to pick up the...

Proposal may increase age of purchase to 21

CLAYTON, Mo. – St. Louis County--Missouri’s most populated county--is looking to raise the minimum age people can legally buy tobacco products to 21 years old from 18, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Councilman Sam Page was recently scheduled to introduce the legislation. “The start of the...

Proposal would swap tax for 5-cents-per-milliliter alternative
Shareholder group files request for drug chain to review its practice of selling tobacco
Stage set for ‘strong fight’ as new flavor emerges, analyst says
Newport big contributor, but overall volumes decline
Proposed ordinances projected to increase by 200 compared to last year
Agency interviewed lawmakers, e-liquid manufacturer about controversial legislation
District court strikes down FDA move to define packaging changes as new product