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Tobacco Update: Trump FDA Continues Aggressive Opposition to Cigarettes, More Open to E-Cigs

August 14, 2017

Tobacco Update: Trump FDA Continues Aggressive Opposition to Cigarettes, More Open to E-Cigs

The first several months of the Trump Administration have brought with them no shortage of eye-catching, newsworthy headlines. Perhaps lost among the crowd, however, have been several developments on the tobacco space that NATSO members, as tobacco retailers, should understand.

FDA to Regulate, Restrict E-Cigarettes

May 9, 2016

FDA to Regulate, Restrict E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new regulation that would extend its regulatory authority to cover all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping products, rather than only traditional combustible cigarettes.

E-Cigarettes/Vaping Summary And Compliance Guide For Truckstops and Travel Plazas

December 3, 2015

E-Cigarettes/Vaping Summary And Compliance Guide For Truckstops and Travel Plazas

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a rule to extend its authority to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vape-pens, which are currently unregulated at the federal level. In essence, the proposal would “deem” these products to be “tobacco products.” The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act automatically subjects newly deemed tobacco products to several restrictions that are more relevant to tobacco manufactures than tobacco retailers.

Truckstops Purchase 35% More Grocery Products

March 25, 2014

Truckstops Purchase 35% More Grocery Products

The January to December 2013 McLane/NATSO Foundation Index is now out. The index found that average purchases per truckstop jumped to $16,335 per week during 2013, compared with $15,784 in 2012.

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 10% Vs. 2012

June 5, 2013

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 10% Vs. 2012

The total merchandise purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop excluding cigaretteswere up 10% for the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012 according to the 1st Quarter 2013 McLane-NATSO Foundation Index. Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,332 per week during the first quarter of 2013 versus $15,578 during the first quarter of 2012.

Travel Plaza and Truckstop Industry Convenience Product Trends

March 1, 2013

Travel Plaza and Truckstop Industry Convenience Product Trends

A dose of the quarterly analysis of weekly purchases of travel plaza and truckstops served by McLane.

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 6%

January 9, 2013

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 6%

The total merchandise purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop were up 6% versus 2011 (excluding cigarettes) according to the 3rd Quarter 2012 McLane-NATSO Foundation Index. Cigarette purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop were up 5% in the first nine months of 2012.

How Do You Combat Shrinkage in Your Store?

November 1, 2012

How Do You Combat Shrinkage in Your Store?

By far our best asset protection is our employees.

FDA Seeks to Have Cigarette Label Case Reheard

October 15, 2012

FDA Seeks to Have Cigarette Label Case Reheard

The federal government last week formally asked for a full court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals decision that struck down the FDA's graphic labeling requirements for cigarette packages.

McLane-NATSO Foundation Index Reports Total Merchandise Purchases Down 1%

September 10, 2012

McLane-NATSO Foundation Index Reports Total Merchandise Purchases Down 1%

The McLane-NATSO Foundation Index is produced quarterly and offers NATSO members the opportunity to compare their weekly convenience store purchases with travel plazas and truckstops convenience stores served by McLane.