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Candy Store Owners, Large Percentage Jewish, Face Crisis in Cigarette War

June 23, 1929
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The war now raging between the large cigar store companies and the chain grocery stores over the cut in the price of cigarettes has caught in its vise the small stationery and candy store keepers throughout the country, 80% of whom are Jewish.

The 400,000 small stores and stands throughout the country and the 40,000 of this number in New York City are facing a crisis due to this rivalry, especially between the United Cigar Stores and the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. The small storekeepers find their difficulty in meeting the slashed prices on cigarettes offered by the A. & P. and the counter reduction of the cigar company, bringing the price down to the wholesale cost to the small dealer.

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