Tobacco Retailing Microsite Launched


NEW YORK -- As tobacco products make up a third of the convenience store industry's revenue, the importance of this category cannot be underestimated. And with the ongoing -- and sometimes ambiguous -- changes to the tobacco sections from federal legislation and regulation, Convenience Store News was compelled to provide the industry with an up-to-the-minute resource covering this vital in-store area.

Today, CSNews along with its parent company, Stagnito Media, are proud to present the convenience store industry with a new, 24/7 resource for all things tobacco — Convenience Store News Tobacco Retailing Channel. This multi-faceted source is accessible online at, as well as through, and will feature the latest news, insights and analysis from CSNews and tobacco industry experts, all related to cigarettes and other tobacco products (OTP) in the convenience store industry and competitive channels.

And to serve on-the-go readers, the channel also provides a bi-monthly e-newsletter delivered straight to readers' inboxes, featuring the latest in-depth news and analysis to keep the industry on top of the latest happenings in the category. Sign up to receive the newsletter at

The new microsite features a section specifically devoted to legislative and regulatory matters, such as state excise tax increases, FDA news, anti-smoking bans and more. Complementing this is a Resources tab where retailers can connect to numerous tobacco advocacy groups, associations and Web sites, such as NACS and NATO, as well as sites from the major tobacco companies.

But that's not all. Other tobacco-focused exclusive content includes:
• Retail profiles and best practices
• Market share data and analysis
• New products and supplier news
• Consumer trends and insights
• Webcasts and events

In addition, the CSNews Tobacco Retailing Channel includes a print supplement that will be distributed with the August issues of Convenience Store News and CSNews for the Single Store Owner. Like its digital counterparts, this special edition will cover the biggest issues facing tobacco sections in convenience stores with news, in-depth features and expert analysis.

The goal of CSNews Tobacco Retailing Channel is to not only shed light on the multitude issues impacting the category, but to provide a single place for convenience store retailers to gain the information they need to better manage the tobacco category, and gear up for what's next in tobacco retailing.

So bookmark in your Internet browser today, sign up for our newsletter, and expand your tobacco category knowledge through our new, all-inclusive channel.

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