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    Winning the Backbar Battle: Other Tobacco Products are key to overall tobacco category growth

    Webcast is Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

    Date of webcast

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015

    Time & time zone

    2:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. CST/11:00 a.m. PST

    Duration of webcast 

    1 hour

    Webcast abstract 

    Winning the Backbar Battle: Other Tobacco Products are key to overall tobacco category growth

    Other tobacco products (OTP) – which include cigars, smokeless, e-cigarettes, papers, pipes and loose tobacco – accounted for almost 5 percent of in-store sales and gross margin dollars in the convenience store industry last year, according to the 2015 CSNews Industry Report. Convenience store operators know that the OTP category continues to change at a rapid pace, presenting them with numerous tough decisions.


    Join this free CSNews webcast for a penetrating look at the evolution of OTP and the ongoing innovation in the category with special guests David Bishop, Managing Director, Balvor, and Joe Teller, Director, Category Management, of Swedish Match. Teller will be providing the latest trends and insights in the OTP category, focusing on the ever-changing and highly competitive Cigar category. Innovation, packaging, manufacturer programs and new growth segments are driving this important category to new heights. Tune in for the latest news.


    Bishop will share insights and perspectives derived from the Balvor Retail Composite benchmarks, focusing on key trends, including a look at the state of Moist Smokeless by price segment, the rise of Small Cigar Pouches, giving SNUs some added context, and the changing look of Electronic Nicotine Devices. He provide his thoughts on how these trends will likely influence retailer strategies going forward and, in turn, OTP profitability.

    Register today! 

    Tell us when registering what you are interested in having us discuss. We will incorporate your suggestions into this interactive webinar. If you're a convenience store retailer, you don't want to miss this event.


    Presenting publication

    Convenience Store News

    Presenting sponsor

    Swedish Match 


    David Bishop

    Managing Partner

    Balvor LLC

    Joe Teller

    Director, Category Management 

    Swedish Match


    Don Longo


    Convenience Store News 



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