Tobacco

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

Reducing promotional allowance on Parliament, Virginia Slims

RICHMOND, Va. -- As reported in a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday, Philip Morris USA said that it is reducing the current off-invoice promotional allowance offered on its Parliament cigarette brand for the time period of Jan. 7, 2008, through Feb. 24, 2008, by $1.50 per carton from $3.50 per carton...

On January 1, Wisconsin's cigarette tax became the 12th highest in the U.S. at $1.77 a pack.

MADISON, Wis. -- On January 1, Wisconsin's cigarette tax became the 12th highest in the U.S. at $1.77 a pack. Tobacco Outlet Plus stores across the city were closed on New Year's Day, but employees told WISC-TV they worked all day changing prices to reflect the new tax before the start of 2008...

Tobacconist opens retail "emporium"

NEW YORK--They came from the East Side, West Side and all around the town when cigar and cigarette maker Nat Sherman officially opened its new retail store in mid-December. Joel Sherman, son of the late Nat, along with his wife and children, welcomed more than 150 guests, including industry leaders...

Previously was with B&W, PM, BAT
Britain's Imperial Tobacco agreed to buy Franco-Spanish rival Altadis on Wednesday in a 16.2 billion euros ($22.4 billion U.S.) deal that includes debt.
Intends to build Skoal Edge Wintergreen smokeless tobacco brand
An independent Lorillard opens acquisition, cash-flow opportunities
Cigarette maker will become separate publicly traded company in '08.
Analyst speculates RJR could buy cigar maker to counter PM USA/John Middleton
No smokes for "all-natural" station.

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