The tobacco category has been difficult for the Center Store, as retailers contend with stringent state regulations and the seemingly infinite escalation in price. Some grocery merchandisers have chosen to wash their hands of the troublesome segment altogether, while others claim that people are still smoking and there's no reason to give up. And many purveyors of fine wines and specialty foods have found cigars to be a successful alternative to a pack of Marlboros. The tobacco category has ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Salary Survey 2015

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.