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Cigarette-Lighter Sales Remain Flat in 2014

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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 $360,484,096 1.08% 240,830,016 -1.62%
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%
Nobrand $5,070,994 -14.60% 4,463,632 -25.93%
Private label $4,811,658 -16.70% 5,086,569 -14.65%
Bic BX7 $4,407,763 109.54% 3,475,546 93.35%
King $3,588,292 62.03% 4,410,197 62.18%
Calico $2,984,230 0.01% 3,360,627 1.65%
Bic NASCAR $2,048,217 -23.36% 1,105,703 -24.26%
Zippo $1,952,307 -12.74% 79,356 -11.41%
Bic Admit One $1.802,241 NA 1,027,562 NA
5 Flags $1,786,911 3.67% 1,643,011 0.14%
Bic Comfort $1,516,064 -57.20% 644,314 -57.51%
Djeep $1,430,234 -2.05% 778,970 -0.56%
TOTAL $552,627,648 3.09 371,172,032 -0.13%

Source: IRI

* Percent change from a year ago

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