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Tobacco Accessories Heat Up

While lighters and cigarette papers have been the traditional backbone of the tobacco accessories category, the vaping segment offers new opportunities to grow sales. By...

Local Tobacco Regs Take a Toll

By Steve Sandman No matter how many articles we read about Foodservice, Technology, Beverages or Candy, the No. 1 profit-generating category in the c-store universe...

Express Mart Partners with SKUPOS for Tobacco Scan Data Reporting

Express Mart Convenience Stores has selected SKUPOS Inc., a data analytics solutions provider, as its Tobacco Scan Data Reporting Service Provider. The Tobacco Scan Data...

FDA Launches Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

Youth tobacco prevention plan to prevent e-cig and vapor use by those under the legal age requirement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner...

NATO Asks FDA to Extend Comment Period on Three ANPRM

Time needed to gather data, research and information that the agency is seeking on all three issues will take industry members, including NATO, longer...

Balancing the OTP Category

Will smokeless tobacco be able to capitalize on reduced-risk classification? By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Last year, convenience store owners and operators along with other...

Mississippi Tobacco Tax Hits Skids

Proposed cigarette tax would hurt state's convenience retailers. With just a few days in the 2018 regular session, an effort by Mississippi lawmakers to raise...

Recharging the E-Cigarette Market

Interest and speculation abound about the future of heat-not-burn products but for now rechargeable e-cigs are in high demand. Approximately one year ago, Philip Morris...

Cigarettes Battle for Sales

Cigarette sales last year behaved exactly as analysts predicted: volumes dropped month after month and manufacturers boosted prices each month to compensate. This strategy...

RYO Holds Its Own

The fortunes of the roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco market are tied to a disarming number of factors, ranging from the overall health of the economy...

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