Accessory Trends

May 2005
Convenience Store News;5/9/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p10
Trade Publication
This article focuses on increase in the total sales of tobacco products and accessories. It increased 14.6 percent between 2003 and 2004, smoking accessory product sales saw a much more significant increase — 175.7 percent — in total sales, according to convenience store sales data from ACNielsen. Individual brands have done well within the category, as a number of brands have seen more than 100 percent growth over the past year. The category of smoking accessories includes ashtrays, pipe filters, pipe cleaners, cigarette cases, pipe tools, tobacco pouches and cigarette rollers, sets and kits, but does not include matches, lighters or lighter fluid.


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