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

Maneson to lead internet, retail divisions of company

WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Tabacalera USA, the U.S.-based premium-cigar operations of Imperial Brands plc, has appointed Rob Maneson the new chief executive officer of its JR Cigar unit. Maneson, who was general manager of Tabacalera’s Casa de Montecristo division, which features company-owned and -licensed...

Minimum price per pack would hit $13

NEW YORK -- Several new proposals by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes to at least $13, reduce the number of retailers selling tobacco and ban the sale of cigarettes at drug stores, among other regulations. De Blasio announced the series of legislative...

New ordinance could revive fight over core tobacco flavor

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco has opened up a new round of debate over menthol—a core cigarette flavor that makes up a third of the market by some estimates—as lawmakers proposed a new ordinance banning the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes. During an announcement on the steps of San Francisco...

How Trump's food and drug chief nominee stacks up against current Center for Tobacco Products director

Higher use of traditional cigarettes may be ‘unintended consequence’
Budget moves forward without 45-cent-per-stick charge
Tobacco maker expands Winston brand in non-menthol ‘gold’ segment

SOI stats give 4 surprising insights into core category

More states looking into raising age of purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21
Gottlieb won't commit to flavor ban.