The State of the Tobacco Industry Amid COVID-19

CSP’s category experts provide a rundown of how the pandemic has affected cigarettes, vape and more

CHICAGO — Despite seeing an initial surge in sales at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the tobacco category still faces a multitude of challenges in the near future.

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On this episode of "At Your Convenience," CSP editors Angel Abcede and Brett Dworski discuss how the tobacco category is faring during the coronavirus pandemic. Listen as Abcede—CSP’s tobacco expert—provides a rundown of how tobacco sales shifted before and after nationwide lockdowns, the latest updates on Altria’s facility shutdowns, how retailers can prepare for PMTA deadlines and more.

"At Your Convenience" brings industry experts and analysts together with CSP editors to discuss the latest in c-store news and trends. From mergers and acquisitions to foodservice and technology, the podcast delivers the story straight to listeners in short-format episodes, perfect for the morning commute or a quick break at the office.

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