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

Jeff Stier’s experience meeting with the OMB about the FDA ‘deeming’ regs

NEW YORK -- In early June, Reuters reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had hoped to effectively ban flavors in the original version of the “deeming” regulations for electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe and hookah tobacco. Many in the industry were surprised the learn that only...

Legal cannabis sales increased by 25% over Fourth of July

DENVER -- Move over ice cream and hot dogs: Cannabis retailers enjoyed a Fourth of July boom in marijuana sales. The recent holiday weekend was one of the cannabis industry’s top-grossing sales periods, rivaling the “marijuana holiday” of 4/20 (April 17-20), according to data collected by MJ...

Verc convenience store checkout

The checkout and backbar at a VERC convenience store

VERC’s experience with channel-specific flavor bans

DUXBURY, Mass. -- One of the most troubling regulatory trends of the past year has been cities and local governments banning certain tobacco products for specific retail channels. Minneapolis kicked things off, prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products and electronic cigarettes for...

Proposal would increase price by $2 per pack or equivalent for OTP, vaping
V2 says poll supports public health claims
Newport, Natural American Spirits help Reynolds outpace industry averages

A look at the problems that might arise in the cigar segment in the wake of recent Food and Drug Administration “deeming” regulations.

Only 6 e-liquid manufacturers would qualify to sell in Indiana
Vuse and MarkTen XL led category to double-digit growth
Proposed budget would increase taxes by $1 per pack