Posts Tagged ‘Sales’

As tobacco sales decline, so does tobacco money for Jefferson County

A steady decline in smokers nationwide has meant a slight decline in money for Jefferson County. ... read more >>

British America Tobacco’s first-quarter sales rise

LONDON (MarketWatch) — British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.LN) Thursday posted a rise in first-quarter sales, but the world’s second-biggest tobacco group by revenue said volumes continued to soften and warned of challenging trading as smokers struggle with tough global economic conditions. Consumers in more mature markets are switching to low-cost brands as spending power is hit by tax hikes and other austerity measures to help governments rein in borrowing. ... read more >>

Cigarette tax increase is back in the conversation

BOSTON — Just like a game of Whac-A-Mole, sin tax proposals keep popping up. State voters repealed the 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol in a November ballot question. Now, health care advocates are pushing for a 50 percent hike in the excise tax on cigarettes. ... read more >>

Real ale makes a comeback

Industry sales figures suggest that real ale, often characterised as a drink favoured by old men in dusty pubs, is gaining ground against lager, the carbonated version of beer. Separate data also indicated that sales of bottled beer, frequently more expensive ales and niche beers, were increasing at supermarkets while beer in cans, invariably cheap lager, had seen a sales fall. ... read more >>

Need to buy one last cigarette? Too bad; SingleStick sales halted

There was no outcry, no mourning for its passing: The SingleStick cigarette you’d see for sale at convenience stores, just one cigarette, in a plastic tube, selling for 75 cents to $1 each. They had been around for 15 years, sometimes displayed in a cardboard box on the cash-register counter, sometimes inside a plastic box that rolled them out like toothpicks. ... read more >>

Petrol firms burnt by cigarette sales

PETROL giants trying to make up lost revenue from falling cigarette sales are to turn the weekly price cycle on its head. Cheap Tuesday, once known for its long queues at petrol stations across Sydney, is about to become the most expensive day to buy petrol.
NRMA data collected since June 1 showed the most expensive time of the week to buy unleaded petrol had moved from Sunday morning, to Sunday afternoon, to Monday morning and now Monday afternoon. ... read more >>

No PM tobacco contracts for Georgia, Florida

Many growers remain undecided as to how they’ll approach tobacco production in 2010, especially considering that some have seen bad crops in recent years. ... read more >>

Buying Cigarettes and Quit-Smoking Aids From the Same Company?

Why would a cigarette company buy a firm that makes products to help smokers quit? ... read more >>

RJR try falls short: Federal judge rejects request for injunction blocking tobacco law

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s bid to carve out a “free speech” marketing niche for innovative products received a setback yesterday. ... read more >>

Reynolds Is in Talks to Buy Maker of Smoking-Cessation Products

Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. is in advanced talks to buy a Swedish maker of products that help people stop smoking, a move that could signal a profound shift in direction in the global tobacco industry. ... read more >>

San Francisco, Berkeley Missed Public Health Opportunity by Moving Tobacco Sales Out of Pharmacies

Pharmacy Pioneer Stuart Skorman Says Only Pharmacies Should Sell Tobacco, Help Smokers Quit ... read more >>