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

Legislation giving Food & Drug Administration power over cigarettes, OTP moves to Senate

WASHINGTON -- As reported in a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed landmark legislation, The Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1256), giving the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) power to regulate tobacco,...

Smokeless tobacco company moves to Altria's Richmond, Va., HQ

RICHMOND, Va. -- Smokeless tobacco company UST Inc. cut wholesale prices of its premium products about 20% this week to grab more market share and bring its prices closer to those of competitors. "While we are very pleased with the success of our strategy to drive category growth in moist smokeless...

Pa. chain "calls out" cigarette companies on price hikes are FET increase kicks in

ALTOONA, Pa. -- With the increase in the federal excise tax on most tobacco products officially kicking in today, Sheetz Convenience Stores is launching a marketing campaign that it hopes will keep tobacco consumers visiting its stores, guaranteeing the lowest allowed price on cigarettes in several...

Big Tobacco loses another high-court appeal in smoker lawsuit
Lottery aid to education at risk in tobacco fee hike proposal
Will serve as mass market national director of sales, marketing
Tobacco company has "strong defenses" against such cases.
Meanwhile, Paterson proposes fee hike on tobacco retailers
Verdict favors PM USA in Engle progeny case
Arkansas retailers reporting sharp decline in cigarette carton sales