Melissa Vonder Haar

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2022 Behind-the-Counter Roundtable

Category leaders break down post-pandemic trends and challenges


Behind the Counter Category Performance 2022

Sales of most segments of tobacco/nicotine products slid in 2021 as total category sales hit $64.5 billion

Tough comps, rising pump prices and regulations challenge convenience’s largest category

A breakdown of the most pressing tobacco regulations facing retailers this year

“Normal” in tobacco means cigarette sales are back to historic declines; regulatory headaches are back in the news cycle; and the FDA continues to do … well not much

Product segment seeing a growing, young and cannabis-savvy consumer base

Exclusive High Yield Insights report highlights opportunities to capture new cannabidiol consumers

Edibles allowed, Delta-8 banned and more from the state and national levels

Sends message to the industry: Don’t worry about rules and processes

Can the segment gain traction in convenience?

6 state, local and federal issues to watch in 2021

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