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

Looking back at tax and minimum-age activity.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Now that 2017 has come to a close, NATO summarizes the outcome of the most relevant state tobacco legislation across the country in this review of the year's legislative actions. State Tobacco-Tax Activity Cigarettes 2017 produced an increase from previous years in state legislatures...

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Bad weather, price increases put category at lower end of quarterly goals, officials say

ANKENY, Iowa – Rural America continues to feel an economic pinch, as reflected in general-merchandise and tobacco sales for Casey’s General Stores Inc. falling toward the lower end of its 2%-4% same-store-sales projections for the company’s second quarter. During its Dec. 10 quarterly earnings call...


State legislators submit proposals to raise purchasing age to 21

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Lawmakers from both houses of the Florida state legislature have introduced bills to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, according to the Orlando Sentinel . If passed, Florida will join five other states—Oregon, New Jersey, Maine, California and Hawaii—...

2017 TPE Show
Speakers to include tobacco analyst, researcher
US Tobacco
Mancuso given international-sales responsibilities
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Gallagher brothers take on new responsibilities
Juul Labs appoints former Chobani head to grow and innovate business

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

NACS official encourages retailers to reach out to lawmakers
Plain-packaging laws set a legislative precedent