Tobacco Players Display Innovation, Variety at NACS Show®

ITG rack solutions

While convenience-store retailers saw a growing focus on vaping and closed-system e-cigarettes on the NACS Show floor this year, cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos also found an audience.

Fourth-tier cigarettes, flavored cigars, traditional combustibles and other tobacco products (OTP) retained a solid presence with tobacco manufacturers at the annual convention and trade show.

Click through for a sampling of what was on display.

Photographs by CSP Staff, unless otherwise specified



Altria Group Inc., Richmond, Va., introduced its new campaign, “Reducing Risk, Expanding Choice,” and featured several products that deliver nicotine without the combustible element of traditional cigarettes. Among these products were its heat-not-burn device, iQOS; a closed-system vaping unit called MarkTen Elite; and an oral nicotine product called Verve.

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Reynolds American

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Reynolds American Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., touted several of its brands, including Camel, Newport and its e-cigarette line of devices called Vuse at its NACS Show booth.

ITG Brands

ITG rack solutions

ITG Brands, Greensboro, N.C., placed multiple display racks prominently in its booth, providing retailers options for new and innovative products.



Cheyenne International, Grover, N.C., displayed Sweet Mint cigars in its booth and in the NACS Cool New Products exhibit.

Fontem Ventures

fontem blu

Fontem Ventures, Charlotte, N.C., announced it would be launching tobacco and mint flavors for its closed system, pod-based myblu-branded vaping devices in 2019.

JTI International/Logic

jti ld cigarettes

JTI International, Teaneck, N.J., featured two of its products: its fourth-tier cigarette, LD, and its Logic vaping device. The company said demand for value products has pushed growth for LD cigarettes, while at the same time, consumer interest in closed-system, pod-based e-cigarettes has buoyed its Logic e-cigarette, with sales over the late summer, early fall surpassing the same time frame from a year before, officials said.


juul rack

At its NACS Show booth, San Francisco-based Juul Labs featured its mango, cucumber, mint and tobacco flavored cartridges. It also demonstrated its commitment to “keep Juul out of the hands of youth” with a poster signed by employees.


njoy ace billboard

NJOY, Scottsdale, Ariz., displayed a closed-system, pod-based vaping device called Ace, which features an embedded magnet that secures the cartridge to the holder.

Premier Manufacturing

premier belmore cigars

Premier Manufacturing Inc., Chesterfield, Mo., featured a new-to-the-U.S. line of Belmore premium, hand-rolled cigars, among other products.

Scandinavian Tobacco

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Scandinavian Tobacco, Tucker, Ga., announced new, “hard pack” packaging for its Talon-branded, filtered cigars. The new packaging makes the product “more durable” and “more premium,” the company said.

Swedish Match

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Swedish Match North America, Richmond, Va., featured its White Owl and Game lines of cigars. Its White Owl Summer Sampler product won CSP’s Retailer Choice Best New Product award for 2018 in the Tobacco/OTP category.

Swisher International

swisher intl alternative products

In addition to its own lines of cigars and cigarillos, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Swisher International hosted companies representing several other alternative, nicotine-delivery product lines in its booth.