Category: Leaf

Close to the base

Close to the base

| October 1, 2016

Independents hold their own in an increasingly concentrated market.

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A remarkable journey

A remarkable journey

| July 21, 2016

Tanzania’s transformation into a prominent leaf tobacco supplier has been a process rather than an event—and it continues today.

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U.S. Tobacco Cooperative

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative

| July 7, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTC) was left out of Tobacco Reporter’s July 2016 Who’s who edition (“From the source,” page 50), which focused on leaf merchants. As a key player in the leaf tobacco industry, USTC should of course have been included. Tobacco Reporter regrets the omission. Below is the profile that should have run in […]

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Balancing act

Balancing act

| May 1, 2016

Flavor styles are getting scarce.

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Jamaican production down 43%

Jamaican production down 43%

| August 22, 2014

Chief technical director for Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Dermon Spence, told the Jamaica Observer that preliminary figures for 2014 show a 43 percent decrease in tobacco cultivation when compared to 2011, the most recent year, prior to 2014, for which a survey was done. “The last survey we did was in 2011 and it showed that the […]

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Cheers, Brazil!

Cheers, Brazil!

| June 12, 2014

This story, provided by Iggesund Paperboard, has only a paper-thin connection to tobacco, but it provides TR with an opportunity to show support for that great tobacco-producing nation, Brazil, as it kicks off the World Cup finals today. Apparently, the Taittinger champagne house is supplying the official champagne for this year’s World Cup. The company […]

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Universal reports $107 million income for nine months

Universal reports $107 million income for nine months

| February 8, 2013

Universal Corp. reported net income of $106.6 million for the nine months ending Dec. 31, up from $66.3 million for the same period of the previous fiscal year. Revenues increased by 1 percent to $1.8 billion for the first nine months of fiscal year 2013, mostly as a result of higher volumes from carryover crop […]

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