Channel: Independents

Connie Kelehan Kum & Go CSPedia (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Corporate News
A monthly digest from CSPedia, the convenience store industry's online directory.
Illinois State Sen. Mattie Hunter (D) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (D)
Beverages
Meanwhile, federal committee recommends nationwide soda tax
Coca-Cola to begin Monster Energy delivery
Beverages
More than half expect disruptions; Coca-Cola committed to smooth shift
Sunoco Energy Transfer partners ETP MACS Tigermarket Aloha (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Mergers & Acquisitions News
After MACS, Aloha, company will continue hunt for "opportunistic" acquisitions.
Golden Pantry technology (CSP Daily News / Conveniecne Stores / Gas Stations)
Technology
Convenience Network launches proximity-to-mobile technology to drive in-store "footfall".
Sunoco LP (CSP Daily News / Conveniecne Stores / Gas Stations)
Corporate News
Results capitalize on near-record gas margins, acquisitions
George W. Bush Convenience Retailing University CRU (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Corporate News
On final day of CRU, President Bush discusses war on terror, nurturing of democracies
Aziz Quick Stop (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Mergers & Acquisitions News
Sale of 28 Quick Stops among several options, including sale-leaseback, recapitalization

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.







Source: 
Management Science Associates

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