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

Suit hopes to force governor to enforce existing laws

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr. joined New York convenience store operators yesterday in announcing legal action to compel the Spitzer administration to uphold the state law that requires collection of state taxes on Native American sales of cigarettes and gasoline...

PM USA “pleased” with results; analyst says share has dropped

ATLANTA -- While one tobacco analyst 's research shows the test of Marlboro moist smokeless tobacco in Atlanta is slowly slipping down hill, Philip Morris USA says it is preparing to expand the text market based on the positive results thus far. “We 've been really pleased with the initial reaction...

C-store industry pushes measureto complement existing sales limits

TORONTO -- In a letter sent Monday to premiers across Canada, the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) called on provincial governments to legislate a ban on underage tobacco possession and use as the next important step in reducing youth smoking. Existing laws prohibit regulated retail...

PM USA says suit was properly dismissed by federal judge
Available at retail in Indianapolis area in March; discontinuing Taboka test there
Cigarette makers face thousands of new Florida lawsuits
Files lawsuits to stop importation of counterfeit cigarettes
Grocer extinguishes tobacco sales; c-stores should keep focus on customer service
Open Pantry offering coupons to offset Wis. cigarette tax
Reducing promotional allowance on Parliament, Virginia Slims