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Roll-your-own to take tremendous hit as experts project sales declines, job losses

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Cigarette sales declines of up to 7%, 117,000 jobs on the line and the possible end of the roll-your-own category: These are some of the dire predictions coming on the heels of the Senate's approval of its version of a health insurance program that will raise tobacco taxes by...

SCHIP vote leaves retailers reeling over likely sales declines,security issues

WASHINGTON -- Between now and April 1, retailer Fred Hoyt is going to be redoubling his customer-service training efforts, reviewing his marketing practices and underscoring the convenience of his stores. Oh, and one other thing: "We're updating and replacing all of our security camera systems and...

New "Fresh on the Go" program will deliverperishable foods to c-stores

TEMPLE, Texas -- As foodservice opportunities continue to grow for convenience store operators, so has the need for fresh, safe foods with no labor and easy ordering. Wholesale supplier McLane Co. will introduce its own foodservice solution on Monday with the launch of its Fresh on the Go...

Introduces SCHIP amendment to reduce cigarette tax increase by more than half
Mandate could force dozens of California gas stations out of business
7-Eleven's DePinto stresses need for innovation, lays out company's new strategy.
A new eco-friendly, healthy food c-store opens in Los Angeles
Tobacco industry execs expect repercussions as excise tax hike seems imminent
Succeeds resigning Adams; company also hires chief restructuring officer
President's inaugural address signals administration's new direction.

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