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

Eight- and 33-cent wholesale hikes come on heels of PM USA's increases

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Reynolds American Inc., the second- largest U.S. tobacco company, plans to raise wholesale prices on all of its cigarette brands, according to a report by Bloomberg. Reynolds' R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. division notified wholesalers yesterday it will charge eight cents a pack...

Eight-cent wholesale hikes to take effect May 10

RICHMOND, Va. -- Altria Group Inc., the largest U.S. tobacco company, plans to raise prices on all 18 of its cigarette brands, reported Bloomberg. Altria's Philip Morris USA division will charge wholesalerseight cents a pack more for Marlboro, Virginia Slims and other brands, David Sylvia, a...

NATO: FDA seeking to regulate cigars

MINNEAPOLIS -- This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has published a notice in the Federal Register that the agency intends to adopt a rule that would subject cigars to the regulations under the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act passed by Congress and which took...

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Tobacco group informing lawmakers of expected tax windfall due to PACT Act
WSJ blog suggests researcher relying on "hazy figures".
Additional tobacco industry players sign on for inaugural event
Tobacco retailers' group holding new show, 10th anniversary celebration at Rio Hotel.
Retailer agrees to take to steps to prevent tobacco sales to minors
Additional companies commit to tobacco retailer group's 2011 inaugural event.