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

A Florida judge sentenced James David Joiner, who was found guilty of vending goods with counterfeit trademarks, to 364 days in jail and five years probation.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Florida judge Monday sentenced James David Joiner, who had been found guilty of vending goods with counterfeit trademarks, to 364 days in Broward County Jail and five years probation. Joiner was also ordered to pay a fine, pay restitution to Altadis USA Inc. and to pay...

Will pay $100,000 for costs incurred by investigation, negotiation

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers announced that she has joined the attorneys general of 45 states and the District of Columbia in an agreement with Shell Oil that is designed to curb tobacco sales to minors. Shell and its joint venture, Motiva Enterprises, have agreed to...

Tobacco troubles in Canada set industry thinking of replacements

CHICAGO -- As harsh marketing requirements in Canada literally force c-store retailers there to cover up their tobacco racks, operators in the Unites States contemplate the potential effects of such a law here. "Bleak" is what retailer Mark Wolbert, director of sales and marketing for Wilson Farms...

Suit claims bootleg cigarettes being resold in city
Philip Morris USA sues to overturn S.F. sales ban on tobacco products
Augments marketing plan for Ariva, Stonewall dissolvable smokeless products
Marine entrepreneurs rolling out energy-infused smokeless tobacco product
PACT stops shipments of cigarettes through U.S. Postal Service
Drugstore retailer sues San Francisco over pharmacy tobacco sales ban
Democrats not chasing third vote; tobacco FET increase to fund expansion derailed