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

Reynolds, ITG and Liggett follow Altria’s lead

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Three more tobacco manufacturers have matched Altria’s 8-cent-per-pack list-price increase on key brands, affecting orders billed in mid-March, according to Wells Fargo Securities. On March 16, Reynolds American Inc., Richmond, Va.; ITG Brands, Greensboro, N.C.; and Liggett...

What else can tobacco retailers expect in the coming weeks?

Which state lawmakers are considering new bans, taxes?

NEW YORK -- A new study from the New York Health Department revealed a significant rise in the number of high school students in the state who used electronic cigarettes, nearly doubling from 10.5% in 2014 to 20.6% in 2016, according to the New York Daily News. The study is one of a number of...

Circuit court defers tax implementation until litigation is settled
Two-year enforcement struggle ends in tolerable compromise

Volumes slow to ‘normal’ declines; Casey’s sees customers switching from cartons to packs

Current U.S. figures mirror global trend, with rising sales, unit volume
NATO's Thomas Briant says coupons, loyalty intersect with rules.
Retailers say smokeless replenishment lagging; company working “as quickly as possible”
FDA agreement still cuts other uses in labeling, ads for American Spirit cigarettes