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

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

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Calling the measure "crippling at least and fatal at worst," the president of New York's convenience store association said the group in the coming weeks will exhaust its efforts to lessen the impact of an impending tax hike on cigarettes in the Empire State. The $1.25 per pack tax...

Aims to stop importation of counterfeit cigarettes
N.Y. Tax Dept. to "strong-arm" retailers with cigarette "floor tax," says NYACS.
Industry efforts help minimize retail impact of unwelcome legislation
U.S. appeals court rejects $800 billion tobacco suit
State health department urges grocers to disavow tobacco
Programs coincide with new product, line extension launches
House committee approves bill to give Food & Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco