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

SCHIP vote leaves retailers reeling over likely sales declines,security issues

WASHINGTON -- Between now and April 1, retailer Fred Hoyt is going to be redoubling his customer-service training efforts, reviewing his marketing practices and underscoring the convenience of his stores. Oh, and one other thing: "We're updating and replacing all of our security camera systems and...

Finger Lakes locations were closed in November after cigarette tax raid

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Cayuga Indian Nation reopened its two Finger Lakes convenience stores on Friday, two months after authorities raided the outlets and seized nearly 18,000 cartons of cigarettes, reported the Associated Press. The tribe's lawyer said the Cayugas' stores in Seneca Falls and...

Kaine sought to double levy to 60 cents a pack

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee defeated a proposal by Governor Timothy M. Kaine (D) to double the tax on cigarettes in a state where the tobacco industry pumps millions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the economy, reported The Washington Post . The Senate will...

Introduces SCHIP amendment to reduce cigarette tax increase by more than half
Injunction temporarily bars cigarette tax-evasion prosecution by N.Y. counties
Tobacco industry execs expect repercussions as excise tax hike seems imminent
Tax hike to pay for bill will lead to sales reductions, layoffs, store closings, more
Reynolds American smokeless subsidiary moving ahead with $115 million plan
Anti-tobacco health group releases annual report
This month, grocery chain Hiller's Markets has made a New Year's resolution to quit smoking-to cease selling cigarettes at all of its seven supermarkets.