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

Camel menthol cigarettes with additional flavor capsule to officially launch March 1

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Customers may already have noticed the changealthough it has been subtle thus far. But they will starting March 1. That's the official launch date of the latest line extension from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s Camel brand: menthol cigarettes containing a menthol burst capsule...

Strengthens General Tobacco's position, company says

MAYODAN, N.C. -- Vibo Corp. dba General Tobacco has announced that an Arkansas court has denied the Arkansas Attorney General's motion to remove General Tobacco's cigarette brands from the directory of approved brands to sell in that state and ordered the AG to arbitrate the dispute ordered in 2006...

Continues sale of cigars and pipe tobacco

MAYODAN, N.C. -- Vibo Corp. d/b/a General Tobacco announced that it will comply with recent notices regarding the removal of its cigarette brands from certain state directories of approved brands for sale. General Tobacco (GT) also continues to dispute the validity of the Master Settlement...

NATO urges retailers to call their U.S. senators
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has agreed to terminate its "Camel Farm" cigarette marketing campaign and pay the state of Maryland $150,000.
Swedish Match AB signed a letter of intent with Scandinavian Tobacco Group to form a company combining the tobacco businesses with the premium and machine-made cigar businesses of Swedish Match.
And cigarette-makers challenge Fla. ruling
Ongoing effort to protect brands, legitimate trade channels
C-stores apprehensive over governor's cigarette tax fairness initiative.
Towle, Meyer were with USST; Tully elected to NATO board