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

Federal increase could still set sail even if Bush's S-CHIP veto torpedoes legislation

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 265-159 Tuesday to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP)the state-federal program that provides coverage for 6.6 million children from families that live above the poverty level but have trouble affording private health...

Will run CTS Concepts

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Bill Holliway, a veteran convenience store and distributor executive, has joined DomRey Cigar Inc. to run its wholly owned subsidiary, CTS Concepts. Bradenton, Fla.-based CTS Concepts specializes in the development of OTP product solutions for the c-store trade channel. The...

Five-cents-per-pack increase follows other tobacco companies

NEW YORK -- Citing industry contacts, Citigroup tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog said in a news flash late yesterday that Lorillard is following other cigarette manufactures by increasing the prices on its flagship Newport brand. Newport's wholesale list price will increase by five cents per pack...

Opposes Democrat-proposed tobacco tax hike, move toward "government-run health care".
Panter, Mehari's added to lineup.
Aim to stop trademark infringement, smuggling
QuikTrip Corp. stores is responding to a campaign by firefighters in Johnson County, Kansas, to prevent children obtaining lighters and matches.
Ask Cornyn to reconsider legislation
Observers see significant change over next five years
TNT Marketing has been selected by New License LLC to market its Fortune Lighter to convenience stores nationally.