Jessica Miller | May 4, 2011
A Taumarunui retailer is facing prosecution and a fine of up to $2000 after selling Chesterfield cigarettes to a person under 18 years of age. Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health staff visited nine retail premises in Taumarunui in late April in a campaign to stop retailers selling cigarettes to people under age.
Jessica Miller | March 24, 2011
The Marlboro Leadership Price (MLP) option, available to higher-tier Philip Morris USA retailers, has caused a stir among tobacco retailers–with many unhappy about the price ceilings it sets. Greg Mathe, spokesperson for Altria Group Inc., and Miguel Martin, senior vice president and general manager of Altria Sales & Distribution, took some time out to discuss the controversial contract option with CSP Daily News companion newsletter Tobacco E-News.
Jessica Miller | November 5, 2010
Convenience store operators in Ontario are demanding that the provincial government get more involved in the fight against contraband tobacco products, the sale of which they say is killing their business. “Our members have been affected substantially by the sale of contraband tobacco,” Canadian Convenience Stores Association spokesman Peter Seemann said Thursday during a visit to the Erie Avenue Max Mart store.