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

Altria, retailersexpect big impact from new Copenhagen variety

RICHMOND, Va. -- Altria Group Inc. is expecting Copenhagen Wintergreen, its new smokeless product variety, which started selling in stores across the country this month, to have a big impact, reported The Richmond-Times Dispatch . It is only the fifth product in Copenhagen's 187-year history. (...

Will pay $47 million in severance, expenses

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will trim its workforce by about 400 employees over the next two years as part of a severance package offered to production associates to cut long-term costs and better align the company's operations. Parent company Reynolds American Inc. said it...

Key category shows resilience despite federal,state tax hikes,economy

NEW YORK -- Profitability numbers from the major cigarette manufacturers and other statistics point to the continued strength of the tobacco category, despite a slumping economy and a major spike in the federal excise tax (FET) last spring, according to an industry analyst. [To view an OnDemand...

Says evidence doesn't support conclusion that menthol cigarettes confer greater risk.
Acquires Swedish nicotine replacement therapy products company
Returning to original name to emphasize focus on smokeless products
Philip Morris is reportedly in talks to purchase or reach a marketing agreement with Ruyan Group, the manufacturer of the original electronic cigarette.
San Francisco mulls proposal to reduce the number of sale permits by more than half
Current chief exec Orlowsky's contract expires at end of 2010.
Tobacco retailers challenge news reports on roll-your-own, pipe tobaccos