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

Tobacco maker brings Santa Fe subsidiary into larger sales, strategy organization

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In a move to further consolidate its sales and advisory services to the convenience wholesale and retail channels, Reynolds American Inc. has created a new entity in RAI Trade Marketing Services Co. (TMS), essentially bringing the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. sales operations...

Tobacco companies charge higher rates after California tax increases

NEW YORK – The major tobacco manufacturers are initiating price increases, effective as of mid-November shipments, according to an industry analyst. Citing industry contacts, Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage, tobacco and convenience-store research for Wells Fargo Securities, New York,...

California, Colorado, Missouri, North Dakota voters decide on tobacco taxes

MINNEAPOLIS -- Here are the results of tobacco-related California, Colorado, Missouri and North Dakota ballot questions: California: The California secretary of state reported that with ballots in 99.4% of the precincts counted, voters approved Proposition 56 with 62.9% of those voting "yes" on the...

Voters extend trend toward recreational marijuana
OTP maker Turning Point acquires Wind River products
CPG, tobacco veteran to drive U.S. business
Tobacco maker forms committee to assess proposal
All categories will be affected, but vapor dealt biggest blow, new study reveals
Will increase product research, testing capabilities, speed response time to regulations
With a shroud over innovation, what's growing and where are consumers headed?.