C-store update: Sales of Copenhagen/Skoal, Conwood's Kodiak, Grizzly...

In the c-store update of January 8, 2009 - we wrote from February 1, 2009 through March 28, 2009 Altria will be reducing the price Copenhagen and Skoal by one dollar to try to increase sales. Sales of both Copenhagen and even Skoal have picked up but we don't think at the expense of sales of Grizzly. C-store owners wonder what will happen after March 28th with the increase in the federal tax on tobacco starting April 1, 2009. Also see C-store update - February 7, 2009.

We reported in a previous C-store update that Conwood's Kodiak, that competes at the premium moist snuff level with Altria/UST's Skoal and Copenhagen, price will be reduced one dollar and there would be a special Grizzly promotion. Well it finally happened - Kodiak sells for a one dollar less - now the same price of Skoal and Copenhagen and Grizzly has been marked down 50 cents..

We know that tobacco companies want to keep in touch with their tobacco users. Mike Szymanczyk now the CEO of Altria, Inc. has stated that Philip Morris owes their success to the ability to connect with adult tobacco consumers through the in-store experience and the development of one-to-one relationships using their database of 25 million adult cigarette smokers (Remarks, Investor Presentation, 3/11/2008).

Royal Blunts display of roll your own cigars wraps.. Lots of flavors such as: Purple Haze, WET Mango, Blueberry, Georgia Peach, Watermelon, Jamaican Rum, Passion Fruit, Tropical Passion, Sour Apple, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry, Sensual Chocolate, Black Cherry, + Cherry Vanilla.

Also - C-store Highlighting Tobacco Blunt Wraps Available in Lots of Different Flavors..

Previous C-store update..

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