Wal-Mart May Impact Retailers' Stance on Tobacco: Study

The number of supermarkets that opt to discontinue the sale of tobacco products may be influenced by whether or not Wal-Mart Stores discontinues their sale, according to a study by Leo J. Shapiro & Associates. The study, based on a national sample of 450 phone calls and provided to SN exclusively last week, found that 43% of all respondents said they are opposed to food stores selling

CHICAGO — The number of supermarkets that opt to discontinue the sale of tobacco products may be influenced by whether or not Wal-Mart Stores discontinues their sale, according to a study by Leo J. Shapiro & Associates here.

The study, based on a national sample of 450 phone calls and provided to SN exclusively last week, found that 43% of all respondents said they are opposed to food stores selling tobacco products — more than double the 17% who indicated they favor

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