Cigarette Sales 4-Year Trend in Convenience Stores

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Cigarette Sales 3-Year Trend in Convenience Stores

Cigarette sales have now slid for three years running in c-stores.

2013 Year-End Tobacco Product Sales Data

IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013


Dollar SalesPCYAUnit SalesPCYA
Smoking Accessories$249,613,200-2.37%158,656,800-5.08%
Smokeless Tobacco$5,185,443,0007.56%1,267,349,0003.78%
Electronic Smoking Devices$530,426,400176.52%49,224,030203.82%
Pipe Tobacco$75,682,8307.65%9,865,60015.28%

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Cigarette sales in convenience stores fell for a third year in a row in 2013, as smaller tobacco subcategories, including electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and cigars, all saw sales growth, according to year-end data from IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide).