Welcome to the Tobacco page of CStore Decisions’ CStore Playbook, a new online reference series for convenience store retailers. Whether you have questions on a specific tobacco segment, tobacco trends, legislation or more, the resources below can help position your tobacco program for success. Created by CStore Decisions’ editorial team, this playbook features answers to some of the most frequently asked questions as well as in-depth articles about mastering tobacco sales in a convenience store environment.
Erin Del Conte
Executive Editor, CSD
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Vape and Cigar Restrictions Tighten
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The tobacco category’s resilience keeps paying off for c-stores even as regulatory headwinds, inflation and rising fuel costs pose challenges for tobacco sales.
FDA continues to regulate the tobacco industry, particularly the vape and cigar segments, with its decisions regarding Juul being the most recent cause for concern for c-store retailers.
Characterizing flavors in cigars are on the chopping block as FDA releases proposed product standards.
Inflation, high gas prices and wide-ranging legislation are impacting sales, but retailers expect the category to remain steady.
The modern-day buyer is well-informed and financially savvy. As the overall cigarette category declines, the ultra deep discount category has taken off as more and more consumers are realizing quality products can come at a lower price.
Put your money where the numbers are. In this current competitive market, you need more than just a quality cigar brand to drive sales and grow your tobacco profits. Choose the clear leader to deliver.
The tobacco category is an important, profitable part of your store. Keeping cigarettes on your set is a no-brainer but focusing on moist snuff, filtered cigars, and even pipe tobacco in some cases, can take your tobacco profits to new heights.
If you’re not offering price-value moist snuff, you’re missing out. Adult consumers are looking for discount products now more than ever. Offer them a moist snuff that stands out with exceptional taste made right here in the USA.
Cheyenne International is a tobacco product manufacturer located in North Carolina, the heart of American tobacco country. Founded in 2002, Cheyenne provides adult tobacco consumers with a diversified portfolio of high-quality brands at a fair price. The company builds successful partnerships with retail and wholesale customers while keeping responsibility and compliance at the forefront of everything they do.