Expect The Unexpected
- Oct 29, 2014
And when did they stop?
Always been curious...
Always been curious...
I kinda agree with this. If they really cared about guests health, they would sell electronic cigarettes. They've helped people I know quit smoking.I am willing to bet Spot did it more as a PR move rather than a " we are worried about the health and well being of our guest" move
Typically, smokes are a loss leader actually. They're just to get people in the door to buy other stuff. This isn't a big deal for spot, like it is for convenience stores, because spot sells enough merchandise to get people in the door anyway. I still think it's dumb though. They can't even pretend to take the moral high ground when they market booze out of the butt hole. Both of our front end main refrigerators are loaded with oculto, and one side of our store features booze at the front doors. I've always been very lassiez-faire about vices. They're all a personal choice. They're all bad for you. If you choose to do anything, including hard drugs, it's on you. Just don't accost other people to pay for your habit and I don't care. I used to smoke. I switched to E-Cigs (which I plan to quit soon) because I didn't want that cancer and COPD and emphysema. I think second hand smoke is far over-hyped and don't mind being around smoke though. If I were CEO, I'd sell smokes and guns, but I'm not, and either way, it doesn't matter, because if spot thought they were losing an appreciable amount of money by not selling tobacco, they would have started selling it again.That's really sweet you guys care so much about the consumers. I'm just saying...the money most retailers make in tobacco is equal to millions......I mean like 80 % of my transactions were cigs.
What's wrong with stamps? Sell them only in books of 20 and the only people you have buying them will be little old ladies.Same reason we don't sell the lotto or postage stamps. There's an image they want to maintain. Having lotto, smokes, stamps makes you look like a cheap liquor store.
Easy...push the front end card wall to toys/electronics. And open the nearby registers to cigarette and express purchaes only. Or behind integrated Guest Service.There's nowhere to put the cigarettes
Unfortunately e-cigs havent been researched enough. Frim what ive read they seem to be jjst as bad health wise. There is reason why people who use e-cigs and vaporizers have to put smoker under their insurance and when visiting doctorsI kinda agree with this. If they really cared about guests health, they would sell electronic cigarettes. They've helped people I know quit smoking.