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

Asks N.Y. governor "to stop Ignoring $1.1 billion in new revenue" from tobacco, fuel

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores said that more than 15,400 signatures have been collected from concerned citizens all across upstate New York opposing Governor David Paterson's recent budget proposals. These petitions have been sent to the governor's office along with...

UST integration progressing smoothly, company says

RICHMOND, Va. -- Altria Group Inc. has announced that Murray S. Kessler, vice chair of Altria and president and chief executive officer of UST LLC, will leave the company at the end of June, having overseen the completion of the key elements of UST's integration into Altria. Following Altria's...

Economic study offers details on convenience retailing in Atlantic Canada

MONCTON, N.B. -- Convenience pack a big economic punch for Atlantic Canada, concluded the first Atlantic Convenience Stores Association (ACSA) Industry Report, a macro-economic study released by the ACSA and carried out by HEC Montreal in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers and financial firm...

Purchase of convenience store-focused producer helps increase firm's U.S. presence.
FDA control over tobacco brings mixed reactions from convenience retailers
Most American disapprove of new tobacco regulations, Gallup poll says
President Obama signs bill giving Food & Drug Administration control over tobacco
Reorganization aims to improve product freshness, merchandising, promotions
Reynolds American, others ready to challenge restrictions in pending tobacco bill
Jury rules in favor of RJR over Star Scientific in patent suit; Star to stay in ring