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US: Vape, Cigars Boost C-Store Tobacco Sales

With the tobacco category being one of four key sales drivers for the convenience-retailing industry, two of its shining subcategories were cigars and vaping in 2017, according to numbers released during the recent NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit.


It's been a tough year for Altria Group (NYSE:MO) so far, with the stock having suffered a 10% decline just since the beginning of the year. The tobacco industry is no stranger to volatility, and the turbulence in the overall stock market has only exacerbated some of the specific challenges that Altria has had to face to begin 2018.


The Tobacco Retailers Alliance (TRA) has criticised control group Fresh North East for calling on the government to introduce a licensing scheme for tobacco retailers and manufacturers to fund improved enforcement and other measures to reduce smoking prevalence.


TOBACCO sales have reached $25.8 million from 8.9 million kilogrammes delivered at the auction floors since the start of the marketing season on March 21, official figures show.


The Philippines Department of Health yesterday published new graphic warnings that will be included on cigarette packs, according to a story on ABS-CBN.