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

Overall numbers show slight dip in sales, margin increases

EL DORADO, Ark. – Murphy USA reported a slight dip of 1.6% in same-store tobacco sales in 2016 for its network of about 1,400 stores, officials noted in a press release issued after its recent quarterly investor call . On an average per-store-per-month basis, tobacco sales were down 3.8%. Margins,...

NATO warns that new ordinances bring consequences

MINNEAPOLIS -- Yolo County. Santa Clara County. Contra Costa County. Oakland. San Leandro. San Francisco. All of these California counties or cities have either adopted or are considering adopting a local ordinance that would ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and all flavored-tobacco products...

Retailer hopes to become part of supply chain, could set up separate brand

LAVAL, Quebec – One of the world’s largest convenience-store chains appears to be jockeying for a spot in the recreational-marijuana supply chain, according to a Canadian Press report. If the initiative is allowed to move forward, the retailer could even set up stores under a new brand for the...

Conspiracy amounted to $8.1 million in uncollected taxes, court documents say
Consumers’ economic pressures causing spending shifts

States get advice on how to avoid letting new revenue stream go to pot

Analyst reviews technologies that will reshape cigarettes

Biotech company proposes new approach to cessation, tobacco products
Analyst details PMI’s new technology strategy

New study may rekindle drive for graphic warning labels on cigarettes