Channel: Independents

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Corporate News
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Corporate News
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Mergers & Acquisitions News
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C-Stores See Their Share of Cigarette Volumes Improve in 2014

Through the first half of 2014, premium cigarette sales volumes dipped 3.8% in all outlets, according to distributor shipment data, even as convenience stores claimed another 1% of the overall volume, according to a presentation by Management Science Associates.

Discount cigarettes, meanwhile, saw volumes decline 6.3% in all outlets, again with c-store claiming another 1% of overall share to reach 70%.

Here’s a look at overall cigarette trends and the c-store industry’s place within them.

Management Science Associates
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Retailer receives honor for building 'Shwellness' center.
Snacks & Candy
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