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

Opposes Democrat-proposed tobacco tax hike, move toward "government-run health care"

WASHINGTON -- President Bush said at a press conference yesterday that he will veto the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) bill that Democrats in Congress hope to pass that includes tobacco tax increases because he sees the bill as an incremental step toward the goal of government-...

Panter, Mehari's added to lineup

BRADENTON, Fla. -- DomRey Cigar Inc., Bradenton, Fla., will be the exclusive distributor of Royal Agio Cigar brands Panter and Mehari's in the United States beginning October 1. DomRey Cigar also distributes the Cuvee, Cusano and Perfect Cut cigar brands. Agio Cigar, in operation since 1904, was...

Aim to stop trademark infringement, smuggling

RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris USA has filed two lawsuits in federal court against Internet site operators engaged in the sale of illegally imported cigarettes bearing Philip Morris USA's trademarks, including the Marlboro mark. Philip Morris USA will protect our brands and the law-abiding...

QuikTrip Corp. stores is responding to a campaign by firefighters in Johnson County, Kansas, to prevent children obtaining lighters and matches.
Ask Cornyn to reconsider legislation
Observers see significant change over next five years
TNT Marketing has been selected by New License LLC to market its Fortune Lighter to convenience stores nationally.
All brands see increases, promotional reductions; other manufacturers likely to follow suit
Court of appeals vacates lower court ruling in cigarette lawsuit
If passed, measure would raise tax by 84.5 cents/pack