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

5 states, including two big ones, placing marijuana measures on ballot

Former state legislator named executive director of SFATA

WASHINGTON -- The Smoke-Free Alternative Trade Association (SFATA), one of the largest trade groups covering the vaping industry, picked its new executive director in former Arizona state legislator Pamela Gorman, the association announced. Officials with SFATA said Gorman will lead national and...

$2 per pack proposed for cigarettes and 'equivalent increases' for OTP, e-cigarettes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians will have a new sin tax to ponder, with a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes and “equivalent increases” on other tobacco products (OTP) and e-cigarettes making the Nov. 8 ballot, according to the proposition. If approved, the tax will increase to $2.87 per pack...

Best-case margin scenario projected as ‘stable to slightly down’ for fiscal 2017
Lawmakers in 15 states pushing tobacco purchasing age to 21
Chain plays with price to capture more margin
Opening the door to new tobacco products and higher profits
Lowering margin to increase Pantry traffic
Analyst upbeat with progress on alternatives to traditional tobacco
Proposal may increase age of purchase to 21