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

Oglesby responsible for marketing, development

RICHMOND, Va. -- Swedish Match North America, a subsidiary of Swedish Match AB, has announced that Boris Oglesby has joined Swedish Match North America as senior vice president marketing and development for other tobacco products (OTP). He will report to Rich Flaherty, chief operating officer for...

Takes action against web cigarette vendors to stop infringement, illegal importation

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) to stop illegally imported "gray market" cigarettes bearing PM USA's trademarks, including the Marlboro mark, from entering the United States. "Our brands are among our company's most valuable...

Proposed excise tax increase will crush business

BETHESDA, Md. -- Proposed higher excise taxes on premium cigars could crush the businesses of Maryland tobacconists, said Steve Castro, co-owner of the state's largest private chain of cigar stores, in a press statement. "It's bad enough that Maryland consumers now have to pay another 1% in sales...

PM USA continues efforts to stop importation of counterfeit cigarettes
To be available in Portland, KC, DFW, Orlando, Columbus
First makeover in brand's history.
Clears the way for sick smokers to seek billions in damages
Fed laws bar state regulation of shipments, despite age concerns
Names Collett as director of brand growth
Spitzer targets cigarette manufacturers for tribal taxes