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Agency sends letters to 21 companies concerning compliance policy

WASHINGTON -- In yet another round of scrutiny over electronic cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued letters of inquiry to 21 manufacturers—including manufacturers and importers of Vuse Alto, myblu, Myle, Rubi and STIG brands—over allegations that about 40 products are...


Herbal remedies bulk of sales in ‘alternative products’ category, NACS speaker says

LAS VEGAS -- For convenience-store retailers curious about medicinal products derived from hemp or cannabis plants, a retailer speaking on a panel about marijuana sales at the 2018 NACS Show in Las Vegas gave a breakdown of his chain’s sales history with CBDs, or cannabinoids. Before a packed...

With the steady decline of cigarette sales each year, alternative tobacco products are experiencing a heyday.

Brought to you by Kretek. The challenge With the steady decline of cigarette sales each year, Kum & Go needed to create a new revenue stream to compensate. The solution Cigar sales in particular are growing in the OTP category. Last year, convenience store cigar sales rose more than 13% to...

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