Tobacco, cigarette and e-cig category news for the convenience store retail industry.

A conversation with Bill Noah from Scandinavian Tobacco Group.

Brought to you by Scandinavian Tobacco Group. Attention convenience retailers: there’s a fast-growing, alternative tobacco profit stream potential, and it’s all thanks to innovations in packaging. We’ve all seen LIHPs (Locked in Humidity Packs) for lower-tier cigars, but now, more tobacco suppliers...


Council raises legal age of purchase on already highly regulated product category

MINNEAPOLIS -- For a city that just last year opted to restrict the sale of menthol cigarettes to adults-only retail establishments, Minneapolis’ decision to raise the legal buying age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 piles on another layer of regulation for convenience retailers. On May 25, the...

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8 elements the agency is recommending for retailer training programs

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated “Guidance for Industry” document to assist retailers in implementing tobacco-training programs. The guidance was issued to help ensure federal compliance with existing regulations regarding the...

Lawsuit ruling a mixed bag of news for manufacturers and retailers
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Tobacco maker separates core business, innovation; also creates ‘growth officer’ role
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Voters to consider repealing ordinance prohibiting tobacco flavors
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Several states make big moves that may affect category

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Agency focus on youth keeps pressure on manufacturers
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State may become sixth to raise legal smoking age
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City that banned menthol could add more regulation