Cigarette sales thriving in supermarkets

One in every five dollars spent in Australian supermarkets is on cigarette products or junk food, confidential industry data reveals.

Fairfax Media obtained IRI-Aztec data on Australian grocery sales for the 2013-14 financial year. It reveals that Australians spent $8.5 billion on cigarettes and rolling tobacco with major supermarkets in the 12 months to June. Rolling tobacco is the fastest growing product line of all, with sales up almost 16 per cent in the