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

Increases range from 9 cents to 49 cents per pack

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Following the lead of its competition, R.J. Reynolds announced it will increase list prices on specific cigarette brands by different amounts this month, according to New York-based RBC Capital Markets. Effective with shipments deployed after March 22, Winston-Salem, N.C.-...


Other tobacco companies expected to follow suit

RICHMOND, Va. -- Major tobacco manufacturer Altria Group Inc. has announced a list-price increase on all its cigarette brands of 9 cents per pack, higher than its long-term average increase of 7 cents per pack, according to an RBC Capital Markets report. The price changes are effective with...

flavored tobacco

Agency initiates public-comment period on menthol, role of flavored products

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Less than a week after opening a public-comment period on possible restrictions on nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a similar process for considering further regulation of flavored tobacco products. The FDA on March 20...

Turning Point Tobacco Brands
OTP company reshapes its internal finance team
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Agency officially opens discussion to develop potential new product standards
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What retailers can do to help protect businesses from additional regulations

Tobacco manufacturer opens concept retail site to introduce Zyn in Chicago

The opportunity to profit is huge, but it does take some time and research.
The industry awaits further moves from the FDA
British American Tobacco
Executive comments on synergies during investor call