Bryan Haynes of the Troutman Pepper Tobacco Team will present at CSP’s Convenience Retailing University (CRU) on February 24 in Orlando, Florida.  CRU is a conference dedicated to category manager education.  This event gathers leading convenience store buyers and sellers to connect and build meaningful relationships while offering designated category education (including tobacco and e-vapor), industry expert insights and customer-centric data.

Bryan will present the Tobacco and E-Vapor Regulatory Update – Assessing the Current Landscape and Predictions for 2022.  Local, state and federal regulations, combined with new taxes and health warnings, add pressure to c-store tobacco and nicotine sales in 2022. Where is the FDA in its process to assess/approve/deny applications for new products? Are tax increases driving your customers across state lines? Will the FDA or other governmental authorities ban flavored tobacco products?  How will other FDA regulations impact the category?  Uncertainty still reigns in this category that remains the top sales and profit generator in the c-store channel.  Bryan will address these issues and more.