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Category: Breaking News

Japanese tobacco gets the all-clear

Japanese tobacco gets the all-clear

August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Testing in Japan of this year’s domestic crop of flue-cured Virginia tobacco has been completed, and none of the leaf tested exceeded the Japan Tobacco Inc. standard value of radioactive cesium: 100Bq/kg. JT has been conducting a number of tests at each stage of its production process for radioactive materials in Japanese domestic tobacco in […]

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De la Fargue to head up Hail & Cotton

De la Fargue to head up Hail & Cotton

August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hail & Cotton International Group (HCIG) has hired Michael de la Fargue as president and CEO.  De la Fargue brings more than 20 years of relevant tobacco leaf experience, having most recently served as vice president of leaf services in Africa for JTI.  He replaces Warren L. Corbin who served as HCIG’s president/CEO for the […]

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Leaf prices down on those of last year

Leaf prices down on those of last year

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Alliance One International made a net loss of $18.6 million during its first quarter to the end of June, a smaller net loss than was recorded during the first quarter to the end of June 2013, $36.9 million. Gross profit increased by 23.2 percent to $35.1 million and gross profit as a percentage of sales […]

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Growers threaten boycott over leaf prices

Growers threaten boycott over leaf prices

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Kisan Board of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, has rejected a price of Rs150 per kg for leaf tobacco and threatened to stop growing the crop if farmers are not paid Rs200 per kg, according to a story in The Express Tribune. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa grows the bulk of Pakistan’s tobacco crop. It produced 83 million kg in 2012-13, […]

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Total makeover for JT menthol cigarette

Total makeover for JT menthol cigarette

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. is redesigning its Pianissimo Precia Dia’s Menthol cigarette; an all-new version of which is due to be rolled out nationwide in Japan from mid-September. In announcing its plans, JT said that Pianissimo was one of the most popular menthol brands on the market and that the Pianissimo Precia series offered ‘an elegantly […]

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American earns top sustainability award

American earns top sustainability award

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

The American Snuff Company (ASC) has been awarded the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) highest award for sustainable business practices, the Tennessee Green Star Partnership Three-Star Certification. ASC, an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American (RAI), is the first Memphis-based company and the 13th in Tennessee to hold this award. “ASC-Memphis is very pleased […]

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Universal declares quarterly dividends

Universal declares quarterly dividends

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Universal Corporation’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.51 per share on the company’s common shares, payable on November 10 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 14. In addition, the board declared a quarterly dividend of $16.875 per share on the company’s Series B 6.75% Convertible Perpetual […]

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Multinationals picketed in Russia

Multinationals picketed in Russia

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

A series of pickets against multinational tobacco companies were staged yesterday in a number of Russian cities stretching from the south to the northwest of the country, according to an ITAR-TASS story. The picketers seemed to have had a number of grievances, not all of which could be laid at the door of the multinationals. […]

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Andhra tops COPTA prosecution table

Andhra tops COPTA prosecution table

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Andhra Pradesh, the volume leader in flue-cured tobacco production in India, is also the top state in prosecutions relating to violations of anti-tobacco laws. According to an Indian Television report, between April 2012 and September 2013, 71,705 people were prosecuted in Andhra and fined INR5,283,948 for having broken the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition […]

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Imperial ups fight against illicit trade

Imperial ups fight against illicit trade

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco said today it had rolled out Case Trace technology in four European factories and six markets to enable it better to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products. “A cross-functional project team comprising Group IS, Global Engineering and Supply Chain plus factory and market teams worked for two years to successfully implement the […]

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