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Police Arrest 4 On Armed Robbery Allegations

Tweet OMAHA, Neb. — Police arrested four men who they said believe robbed two convenience stores within the same hour Sunday morning. Investigators were called to the Kun and Go at 154th and Pacific streets at 2:21 a.m. A witness told police that two men entered the store wearing face masks, hooded sweatshirts and gloves. The witness said one man showed a gun and demanded money. Authorities said the robbers left with cash and tobacco produc ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette tax hike hurting stores

Tweet Wilson Farms is cutting jobs and scaling back store investment, blaming economic fallout from a sharp increase in cigarette taxes imposed over the summer. The convenience store chain, with corporate offices in Amherst, is eliminating 20 administrative jobs, reducing store labor hours by 10 percent, and curbing capital spending it had planned for 2011, said Paul Nanula, the president and chief executive officer. The $1.60-per-pack state tax ... Jump to full article >>

Area store owners say smokers still buying locally

Tweet A statewide association of convenience store owners said the recently enacted taxes on cigarettes and tobacco have chased as much as one-third of that business into American Indian reservations, border states or other tax havens. The state cigarette tax rose July 1 to $4.35 a pack from $2.75 a pack. A tax increase on other tobacco products took effect Aug. 1. The increase brings the price of cigarettes in the state to the highest levels in ... Jump to full article >>

Illegal sales: Tobacco store are in danger of closing

Tweet Convenience stores in Fredericton want the federal and provincial government to get involved in the fight against the sale of illegal cigarettes. “Right now, contraband tobacco is our biggest issue,” said Mike Hammoud, president of the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association. He said convenience stores are in danger of closing because of the sluggish economy, rising costs, strict rules and regulations, and illegal tobacco. Hammo ... Jump to full article >>

Convenience stores under threat: survey

Tweet Canada’s convenience stores are in a perilous position as rising sales taxes expand the lure of contraband cigarettes, which could force the closing of thousands of additional convenience stores across Canada, the industry’s association said Tuesday. More than 2,300 neighbourhood stores closed down last year, pushed in large part by falling sales of legal tobacco. Illegal tobacco sales continued to cost stores more than $2.5-bil ... Jump to full article >>

Wawa worker: Not first incident with Ridley cop

Tweet Ten days before she was allegedly pummeled in the face by an off-duty Ridley Township police officer, Monique Bronson reported him to a police corporal for his bad behavior in the Wawa Food Market where she worked as an assistant manager. Brian Decker, off-duty, came into the store on Morton Avenue in Folsom Dec. 5 wearing a baseball cap and an Abercrombie & Fitch zipper jacket, Bronson recalled Tuesday. When he asked for chewing tobacc ... Jump to full article >>