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Archive for October, 2013

NDC appoints Patterson VP global customer care

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Terry Patterson as vice president of global customer care for its sensors, systems and metals divisions. Patterson’s responsibilities involve managing NDC’s customer care division and for developing its various support products that are designed to maximize the return on investment for its customers. Patterson has 25 years of experience in […]

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New logo BMJ

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cigarette paper manufacturer BMJ has a new logo and slogan. The logo comprises a blue square and red letter type that appears to peel away in the left bottom corner. The square is meant to represent BMJ’s confidence and pursuit of perfection, according to BMJ CEO Omar Rahmanadi, while the peel effect symbolizes the company’s […]

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JT’s volume inches up but JTI’s volume drops sharply in first six months

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during the six months from April to September, at 59.6 billion, was up by 0.1 percent on that of April–September 2012. In announcing this morning its consolidated results, JT said that a strong performance by Mevius had contributed to its domestic market share reaching 60.6 percent for April–September, […]

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Tobacconists want exclusive right to sell e-cigarettes in France

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tobacconists in France are claiming that e-cigarettes fall under the tobacco sale monopoly law and should therefore be sold exclusively by them, according to a EurActiv story. “We want that the sale of the electronic cigarette is done exclusively within the framework of the network of tobacconists,” said Jean-Luc Renaud, secretary general of the confederation […]

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Lifting tobacco smoking ban could hinder not help Bulgaria’s tourism industry

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Bulgaria’s National Tourism Board has warned that lifting the tobacco smoking ban in enclosed public places could result in a wave of reimbursement claims, according to a Novinite story quoting the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency. Rumen Draganov, a member of the NTB, said the government should refrain from canceling the smoking ban for the time being. […]

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Sorry, we can’t sell gutka; have you tried pan masala—and chewing tobacco?

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Health and Family Welfare minister of India’s Karnataka state, U.T. Khader, has said that his government will explore what options it has to plug loopholes in regulations designed to prevent the consumption of certain oral tobaccos, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Khader said he will […]

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JT to axe people, factories and operations as it opts for profit in challenging times

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. is to cut its domestic workforce by about 1,600 people and close factories, sales offices and its vending machine division. The announcement of the retrenchments comes seven months after the Japanese government reduced its share in JT from just over 50 percent to about 33 percent (with 37 percent voting rights). One […]

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Shorter cigarettes launched in India as higher prices force consumption down

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cigarette manufacturers in India are launching shorter-length versions of popular brands in an attempt to revive the market following a sharp surge in prices, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Sales were said to have dropped by about 3 percent during the six months from April […]

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Hole in one for Iggesund’s Invercote

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

The latest cover of Novum magazine has lifted Invercote paperboard from support act to starring role. The starting point for the cover of the German graphic magazine’s October issue is a tribute to typography. The designer, Clormann Design, played with letters in various typefaces to create a delicate pattern that was then laser cut from […]

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Private members bill calls for imposition of standardized tobacco packs in India

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

An opposition MP has introduced a private member’s bill into the Indian parliament calling for “logos and company branding to be totally removed from tobacco products,” according to an Australian Broadcasting Corp. report. The proposal is said to be based on standardized packaging legislation imposed in Australia last year. Since Dec. 1, Australia has required […]

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