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

Spinoff could give menthol giant new areas of distribution and market penetration

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's that nervous moment when the child you've raised is moving out on his own, taking those first post-pubescent steps toward independence. Much has been penned over the past two years about Altria Group's pending spin off of Philip Morris USA, maker of the nation's top-selling...

C-stores: "It's going to be a disaster"

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New Yorkers started paying the highest cigarette taxes in the nation Tuesday with the latest $1.25 increase per pack that officials expect to bring in $265 million a year, reported the Associated Press. Convenience stores across the state and the smokers who will be paying the price...

Government considering banning logos on cigarette packs, other measures

LONDON -- In what could spark similar thinking in the United States, and just as cigarettes are being removed from view in several provinces in Canada, Britain's Department of Health has released proposals that would ban cigarette companies from putting any kind of logo or branding onto their...

Rejects legislation that does not ban menthol
Seeks to grow noncigarette tobaccobusiness; still confident on cigarette market share
Davidoff Cigarettes was presented with a new product award for "Best Packaging & Design" at the Tobacco Plus Expo Show 2008 in Las Vegas in late April.
C-store association says many retailers not ready
New portion pack combines MST segments
Reduces off-invoice promotional discount on Marlboro, more
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is adding nine more major markets to its test of its Camel Snus product.