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

Survey documents growing sales at recreational-marijuana stores

NEW YORK -- Despite local price wars, sales of recreational marijuana are tracking to record highs, according to a new study of stores in three states. Researchers said sales growth at recreational-marijuana stores in Colorado, Oregon and Washington was “impressive” for the last quarter of the...

Consumer demand grows for high-margin premium OTP options

Brought to you by Inter-Continental Trading Co. In recent years, buzzwords such as “clean,” “local” and “craft” have risen to prominence in a number of convenience-store categories. Consumers have repeatedly demonstrated that they’re willing to spend money on more premium and natural products, as...

Cigarettes vs. ‘little cigars’ major discrepancy in New York lawsuit against delivery firm

NEW YORK – United Parcel Service Inc. finds itself on the defensive as the New York attorney general’s office accuses the shipping firm of delivering untaxed tobacco products from American Indian reservations, according to Bloomberg. The state is seeking more than $800 million against the Atlanta-...

Retailers react to e-cigarette news, assess damage
Federal penalty for retail violations rises 10%
E-cigarette maker outlines history, financial woes in court documents

Lessons surrounding the rise and fall of one of the first e-cig companies

Check out the results of four tobacco efforts from across the country

Former House speaker wants to help 'transform the tobacco industry'.
Retailers allegedly sold e-cigarettes, OTP to minors