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Archive for January, 2014

PM USA’s cigarette shipments down by 4.1 per cent in year to end of December

January 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA’s cigarette shipment volume during the 12 months to the end of December, at 129,312 million, was down by 4.1 per cent on that of the 12 months to the end of December 2012. Marlboro shipments were down by 4.3 per cent to 111,421 million while shipments of other premium brands were down […]

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Tobacco harvest could hit 185 million kg

January 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco production could reach 185 million kg this season (2013-14), 11 per cent more than that of last season, according to a story in The Zimbabwe Mail quoting an industry official speaking ahead of the start of the selling season in February. “The outlook is quite encouraging and we will easily surpass the […]

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Minister compromises on warnings

January 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sri Lanka’s Attorney General on Wednesday told the Court of Appeal that the Minister of Health was agreeable to reduce the size of the pictorial warnings required on tobacco-product packs to 70 per cent of the display areas, according to a story by Chitra Weerarathne for The Island. He said warnings occupying 80 per cent […]

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PMI to host full-year results webcast

January 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts from 13.00 hours Eastern Time on February 6 to discuss its 2013 fourth-quarter and full-year results, which will be issued mid-morning on the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, André Calantzopoulos, CEO, and Jacek Olczak, CFO, will […]

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Bali show to proceed as planned

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

The organizers of Inter-tabac Asia and Protobex say their event will take place Feb. 27-28 at the Bali Nusa Dua convention center, as scheduled. Earlier, The Jakarta Post had reported that the governor of Bali had taken action to prevent the show. The organizers say they have secured all the required approvals for a tobacco […]

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JT’s cigarette shipment up slightly but JTI’s volume down sharply

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc reported today that its domestic cigarette sales during the nine months to the end of December, at 89.7 billion, were increased by 0.4 per cent on those of the nine months to the end of December 2012. Core revenue for the domestic tobacco business increased by 0.5 per cent to ¥505.1 billion […]

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Consumer choice delivered by new filter

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. today announced the pending launch of Mevius Control One, which will feature the ADJUSTABLE® filter that, reportedly, can be used to vary tar levels. The new 1 mg tar product will go on sale in the prefectures of Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Saga in mid-February. The filter is such that consumers can rotate […]

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PMI restructuring for growth in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is to restructure its business in Egypt as part of an initiative aimed at enhancing its profitability and growth in markets across North Africa and the Middle East. ‘The new business model entails a new contract manufacturing agreement with our long-standing, strategic business partner, Eastern Company S.A.E., the creation of a new […]

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Growers line up for start of sales season

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

About 85,360 farmers have so far registered for Zimbabwe’s 2014 tobacco selling season, up from about 65,000 at the same stage of last year, according to a story in The Standard quoting the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board. The board’s chairperson, Monica Chinamasa, attributed the increase to the ‘lucrative cash payments’ that come with selling tobacco. […]

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Lorillard to host results conference call

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lorillard is due to host a results webcast and conference call from 09.00 hours on February 12 following the release of its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results. The conference call for analysts and investors will be hosted by Murray S. Kessler, chairman, president and CEO, and David H. Taylor, executive vice president, finance […]

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