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

Altria data sheds light on cigarette, OTP...

New study shows impact of drug chain’s departure from category

WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- The windfall many convenience retailers thought they received when drug-store giant CVS stopped selling tobacco may not have been as big promised, with a new study showing a significant number of shoppers deciding to quit. The study , published last month in the American Journal...

Lawmakers move to nix discounts on most products in category

ALBANY, N. Y. -- Just when convenience retailers can finally take advantage of coupons with the emerging help of digital and mobile technology, lawmakers in New York could virtually end such practices statewide before any headway even begins—at least when it comes to tobacco. Under a proposal...

Cigar segment burns brightest in recent numbers, speaker says

Industry group offers additional clarity on resource
Congressmen regroup on Cole-Bishop Amendment to ease FDA rules
BAT to discountinue one of Churchill’s favorite brands
Researchers present more data on heat-not-burn products, e-cigs

Lower volume offsets rise in prices, dampens sales

If it caved to shareholder pressure, mammoth drug-store chain would boost c-store profits