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

Suppliers exhibiting at the NACS Show shared several insights that may foreshadow future trends

NACS official encourages retailers to reach out to lawmakers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- At a time when a bevy of new legislative restrictions and costs are pummeling convenience-store owners, officials with NACS are suggesting retailers take the offensive and start building meaningful relationships with lawmakers who could potentially draft future, often burdensome...

Plain-packaging laws set a legislative precedent

If asked, “What’s your favorite burger?” someone may say “Whopper,” “Big Mac” or “In-N-Out Burger.” The last answer you would expect: “hamburger.” Yet, if the kinds of tobacco-packaging restrictions that led to generic labeling of cigarettes in other countries happens in the United States, that’s...

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Rural America clear target in cessation-based campaign

POS advertising to combat 'triggers' for cigarette smokers.
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Briant of NATO says helping state, local legislators understand c-stores can tip scales
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Agency forms committee to re-evaluate, ‘modernize’ its view on cessation products
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New federal and local rules, plus mega-merger, cap busy year

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Executives outline key opportunities, speed bumps for tobacco at CSP’s Outlook conference

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Major investments, movements occur in outlier category