Melissa Vonder Haar

Freelance Writer...

Articles by
Melissa Vonder Haar

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CSP Magazine

NATO Brings Unity Amid Volatility

Before NATO, 'tobacco retailers were being treated like second-class citizens—and they had nobody representing them.'


Four Tobacco Measures That Could Affect Retailers

Check out the results of four tobacco efforts from across the country

I’m thrilled to join my biological family in business even if it means leaving the CSP family.

When the FDA announced its final deeming regulations for electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe and hookah tobacco, manufacturers and retailers had plenty of concerns. Turns out, it could have been even worse.

How long before convenience stores can make a play for cannabis?

Drilling down to the category level: e-cigs, RYO, cigars and of course more on ‘deeming’

‘Deeming,’ the local battlefield and tobacco purchase patterns were hot topics

What retailers need to know about compliance

Foodservice alone makes or breaks the guest experience

‘Just two things’ propel Kwik Trip to its fifth mystery-shop title

Retailer responses suggest key winners in Newport, Marlboro, Natural American Spirit and Copenhagen in smokeless. Key losers included ITG Brands and Skoal, with Pall Mall on “the negative watch list.”

Retailers have 30 days to remove Maverick Menthol Silver Box 100s cigarettes from inventory

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