Supermarkets may soon have their sales of an important profit builder siphoned off by yet another category killer: cigarette stores.
Cigarette specialty stores are emerging in scattered major markets across the country. They sell mostly cigarettes and tobacco-related products, at rock-bottom prices. And they aggressively seek out manufacturer deals and allowances, often underpricing and outmerchandising supermarkets in the process.
"The growth and proliferation of these stores