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December 2014

Tobacco Reporter’s December 2014 issue highlights the second anniversary of Australia’s plain-packaging experiment. We examined the effectiveness of the measure and found the answers depend on who you ask. We also spotlight General Snus, the first tobacco product examined by the FDA as a potentially less-harmful alternative to cigarettes. Also featured: TDC’s endeavor to automate the manufacture of e-cigarettes.

NUMBERS GAME
Whether Australia’s plain-packaging experiment has achieved its objectives depends on who you ask.

SEAMLESS EFFICIENCY
Driven by the never-ending quest for greater efficiencies, materials-handling systems remain in strong demand.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
Hauni upgrades and expands its portfolio of materials-handling equipment.

PLATFORM FOR GROWTH
Philip Morris USA offsets lower volumes with higher pricing, while preparing to deliver tomorrow’s products through innovation.

QUANTUM LEAP
With its e-cigarette machinery, TDC sets out to automate an industry still dominated by manual labor.

MOVING IN
Alliance One sets up shop in Uganda.

PERFECTING PAPER
CEO Martin Zahlbruckner reveals Delfortgroup’s strategy for continued growth.

AWAITING THE NOD
Swedish Match’s General Snus could become the first tobacco product to be recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a less-harmful alternative to cigarettes.

AN HONORABLE FELLOWSHIP
Pipe smokers constitute a special breed, even among tobacco users.

TRUE ENTREPRENEURS
In the fields with a Bulgarian tobacco farm family

THE TRENDSETTERS
Who’s who among TABEXPO exhibitors

 

 

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