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

Says industry groups lack "standing" to bring suit

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York convenience store operators were "stunned" last Friday when State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman reinstated the large increases in retail tobacco dealer registration fees enacted by Gov.David Paterson and the legislature last year, said the New York Association of...

Sunflower State retailers say tobacco tax hike will send customers to Missouri

TOPEKA, Kansas -- Proposals to increase taxes on cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol would hit convenience stores hard, Thomas Palace, executive director of the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association of Kansas, told The Topeka Capital-Journal . As the Senate Taxation Committee...

Retail giant signs on with tobacco group

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has joined NATO, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, as a retail member. Mary Szarmach, the chairperson of NATO's Membership Committee, said that "7-Eleven's membership in NATO demonstrates the importance of the tobacco category to the convenience store industry and...

Passage of bill to rein in online cigarette sales a "major win" for retailers, says NACS.
The U.S. government's relationship with the tobacco industry comes full circle.
Cigarette giant ramps up smokeless offering
Digging deeper to reach the nation's largest minority group.
Regulatory threats "slowly moving toward prohibition": NATO.
Smokeless promotion targeting key upscale U.S. markets
Sues eight N.Y., N.J. retailers selling counterfeit cigarettes