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

C-store association says many retailers not ready

TORONTO -- Ontario's 10,000 convenience stores have until May 31 to ensure all tobacco products are hidden from public view, but the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) said that more than half of the store owners are not ready. Association president Dave Bryans said only six or seven...

New portion pack combines MST segments

STAMFORD, Conn. -- U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (USSTC), a subsidiary of UST Inc., said that the company will launch Skoal Straight Pouches on Aug. 4, 2008. The new product launch will capitalize on two of the strongest growth trends in the moist smokeless tobacco (MST) category: the straight taste...

Reduces off-invoice promotional discount on Marlboro, more

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA on Friday effectively raised the price on Marlboro, Basic, L&M and most of its other cigarette brands by 9 cents a pack, according to Reuters. The company raised the price on Marlboro, Basic and L&M by reducing the off-invoice promotional discount given to...

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is adding nine more major markets to its test of its Camel Snus product.
Commonwealth Brands Inc., an Imperial Tobacco Group company, is introducing Davidoff cigarettes into the U.S. domestic market in May 2008, for the first time.
HBI International announced the availability of the Vamoose family of Tobacco odor elimination products through HBI International.
Altadis U.S.A. sending stogies to military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan
Industry groups send joint letter to Congress
Reynolds launches to ease battle for retailers, other opponents
Proposed FDA empowerment of tobacco would harm retailers, R.J. Reynolds says