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

Proposed FDA empowerment of tobacco would harm retailers, R.J. Reynolds says

NEW YORK -- In the jockeying over Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tobacco legislation, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is that steady rider maintaining his gait. In this case, the gait is the message. While Philip Morris USA switched tacks a few years ago in favor of placing tobacco products under...

Fla. gov's opposition dooms proposed cigarette tax hike

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Governor Charlie Crist said that he does not support raising the state's cigarette tax by $1 a pack, reported The Sun-Sentinel. While State Senator Ted Deutch's cigarette tax proposal picked up an endorsement from the Senate Health Policy Committee, including two...

Annual McLane show focuses on being profitable in tough times

SAN ANTONIO -- Despite dark economic forecasts, an estimated 1,500 retailers and suppliers gathered in San Antonio for McLane Co.'s annual trade show and convention, which organizers believed would help attendees secure survival in turbulent times. "We've brought together the right people to offer...

New cigarette excise tax spells peril for convenience retailers
Aims to stop importation of counterfeit cigarettes
N.Y. Tax Dept. to "strong-arm" retailers with cigarette "floor tax," says NYACS.
State health department urges grocers to disavow tobacco
Industry efforts help minimize retail impact of unwelcome legislation
U.S. appeals court rejects $800 billion tobacco suit
Programs coincide with new product, line extension launches