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

Deal expected to close by January 7 at latest

STAMFORD, Conn. -- UST Inc. has announced that during a special shareholder meeting held in New York City, a majority of its shares were voted to approve the company's acquisition by Altria Group Inc. The transaction, which is expected to close during the first full week of January 2009 and no...

Supreme Court reviews award to smoker's widow

WASHINGTON -- A cigarette maker and a smoker's widow squared off for the third time at the Supreme Court on Wednesday over a $79.5 million punitive damages award, but the real battle was between the justices and their counterparts on Oregon's high court, the Associated Press said. Twice before, the...

Wants to resume selling cigarettes in Seneca, Cayuga counties

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It's back to court for the Cayuga Indian Nation in its long-running tax feud with Cayuga and Seneca counties in New York, reported The Post-Standard. Today, the Cayugas will seek a court order that would allow them to resume peddling tax-free cigarettes at their convenience stores...

16 Delta locations in Alabama, one Wallace Oil site in La Junta, Colo.
Deputies seize $500,000 worth of untaxed cigarettes
Major manufacturers face price-fixing charges
41 locations in Texas sign on to authorized dealer program
Replaces Freeman, who becomes president of international division
Higher taxes to further pressure cigarette volumes; weak spending leading to tradedowns
ATF makes arrests at Southeast Michigan gas stations, c-stores