When is an adult not an adult? That question is being asked more frequently as an increasing number of states, and now local governments, seek to place further restrictions on the sale of tobacco products by raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products. However, raising the legal age also has unintended financial consequences for retailers and state governments.
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We in the convenience-store industry have an awful lot to be proud of. So my hat is off to NACS for making our industry’s perception one of the association’s key focuses in the coming year and beyond.
Chain already has several convenience stores in the works in Delaware Valley
Cigarette-Lighter Sales Remain Flat in 2014
After two years of slowing growth, cigarette-lighter sales are running flat for a second year in a row, down just 0.13% during the 52 weeks ending Aug. 10, 2014, according to IRI data.
Top-Selling Cigarette Lighters in Convenience Stores
52 weeks ending Aug. 10, 2014
|Brand||Dollar sales||PCYA*||Unit Sales||PCYA*|
|Bic Limited Edition||$77,643,272||7.60%||44,639,140||4.26%|
|Bic Pro Series||$14,812,802||4.51%||7,746,091||-1.14%|
|Flick My Bic||$14,566,476||15.40%||8,206,500||10.05%|
|The American Match||$8,538,093||22.76%||9,826,048||11.32%|
|Bic Duck Dynasty||$7,902,518||NA||4,134,475||NA|
|Bic Collectors Series||$6,556,709||18.23%||3,473,794||13.92%|
|Bic Admit One||$1.802,241||NA||1,027,562||NA|
* Percent change from a year ago
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