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

Chain follows Wegman's in dropping tobacco sales

PELHAM, N.Y. -- John DeCicco Jr., vice president for operations of DeCicco Markets, said Friday that the company's grocery stores in Pelham, Bronxville, Scarsdale, New City and Jefferson Valley, N.Y., are selling off their inventory of cigarettes and other tobacco products and should be tobacco-...

Mass., Miss., Kansas, Ky., S.C. mulling increases

BOSTON -- Massachusetts legislators said they are considering raising the $1.51-a-pack state cigarette tax to pay for the state's near-universal health care initiative, reported The Republican. Tobacco Free Massachusetts, a nonprofit coalition, is proposing to raise the tax by $1 a pack and is...

Analysts see potential in possible PM USA buy of USSTC; companies remain mum

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA's potential purchase of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (USSTC) as a way to enter full-force into the other tobacco products (OTP) category is considered wise in the view of at least two industry observers, although representatives of the two companies remain mum. "[...

Smokeless tobacco company Swisher International Inc. has made it easier for on-the-go snuff users.
State House support unlikely
Analysts differ on possible acquisition of smokeless tobacco company
Pokorski, senior manager, passes away
Altria confirms PMI's separation, commitment to OTP tests in U.S.
Lack of U.S. scrutiny will allow for new-product blitz
Suit hopes to force governor to enforce existing laws