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

Regulations, changing dynamics and challenge for the category

Brought to you by Inter-Continental Trading Co. The popularity of cigars and other tobacco products (OTP) has been on an upward climb in recent years, bringing some relief to retailers struggling to replace cigarette volume losses in the past decade. But when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Circle K rolls out private-label cigarette brand--Traffic--across the United States.

Retailer responses suggest key winners in Newport, Marlboro, Natural American Spirit and Copenhagen in smokeless. Key losers included ITG Brands and Skoal, with Pall Mall...

Retailers have 30 days to remove Maverick Menthol Silver Box 100s cigarettes from inventory
Four have been filed by companies or trade associations in the vapor segment
Success of test in the Carolinas will determine whether to launch product nationally
New budget includes tax increases on cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and OTP
Tight margins, flat sales a challenge for the category
Executives describe city-by-city regulations in Massachusetts as chaotic

So far, five tobacco and electronic-cigarette companies and associations have filed suit against the FDA