That’s how many products in this year’s Hot 100 belong to the tobacco, vape and tobacco accessory category.
Across all in-store categories, major launches from the first half of this year are well represented. But as retailers and consumers search through the CStoreProductsOnline.com product database, nearly one-third of them are looking for tobacco products.
It’s surprising, given the stifling effects of deeming on tobacco innovation. There simply aren’t as many new products in this category compared with other areas of the store. Despite this, innovation in flavors across subcategories, from little cigars to smokeless tobacco, are driving interest in this crucial c-store category.
The list was generated by tracking the most-clicked products on CStoreProductsOnline.com from Dec. 14, 2016, to June 20, 2017. You'll have to wait until Friday to see the No. 1 most-clicked product, which is at once surprising and completely expected. Explore the Convenience Store Products Hot 100 most-clicked products of 2017, beginning with 100-76. Click through to see this first of four slideshows as we begin to unveil the whole list.