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

Tobacco group points finger at R.J. Reynolds for increased costs; RJR plays equity card

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Regardless of how or why a bill supporting an equity assessment on cigarettes got as far as it did in the Tennessee legislature, the state's least-expensive cigarettes will see a price increase if the governor signs the bill into law. The bill will tack an extra 50 cents on the...

R.J. Reynolds wins price discrimination lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A federal judge dismissed an antitrust lawsuit charging R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with price discrimination against some of its wholesalers, reported Reuters. The lawsuit was brought by Johnson City-based Smith Wholesale Co. Inc. of Tennessee, 19 other wholesalers and the...

Ohio group decries 70-cents-per-pack increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Council for Reasonable Business Policy (OCRBP), made up of retailers and wholesalers from across the state, outlined the impact of the state Senate's proposed increase of $7 per carton (70 cents per pack) on cigarettes. Bottom line, this is going to cost 1,900 jobsreal...

Will wait on appeal, legal resolution
Cite prices, market share issues
Judge dismisses lights class-action suit against R.J. Reynolds; AGs warn about Eclipse claims
Court rejects effort to establish cigarette lawsuit fund
Ontario c-store owners ask government to protect cigarette sales area, livelihoods
Cigarettes, poker, lottery affected by Senate budget plan
Didn't know smokes were counterfeit, retailer says.