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

Tobacco maker forms committee to assess proposal

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- In reaction to a recent merger bid from British American Tobacco (BAT), the board of directors of Reynolds American formed a transaction committee consisting of independent directors to evaluate the proposal. The nonbinding proposal from London-based BAT to acquire the shares...

All categories will be affected, but vapor dealt biggest blow, new study reveals

ATLANTA -- The FDA’s new “deeming” rules will have an impact on all tobacco categories in terms of item range and unit volume, but vaping will take the biggest hit, according to a study released at last month’s NACS Show. Most vaping products on the market today came out after the U.S. Food and...

Will increase product research, testing capabilities, speed response time to regulations

OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Swedish Match recently held the grand opening of its expanded Owensboro research and development center in Owensboro, Ky. The $3.5 million, 10,000-square-foot expansion includes a two-story manufacturing facility that houses newly designed laboratories, a dedicated sensory test...

With a shroud over innovation, what's growing and where are consumers headed?.
California, Colorado and North Dakota tobacco-tax proposals go before voters
Will other mergers, acquisitions take place among top tobacco makers?
British American Tobacco seeking U.S. tobacco market, next-generation product dominance with proposal
Jessica from Cheyenne tells CSP's Angel Abcede about their Tropical Cigars, a CSP Best New Product winner.
Check out the new PAX 3 vaporizer, which should hit the shelves this November
Cameron, Crew change roles, CPG marketer joins tobacco company