Tobacco Reporter’s May 2012 issue focuses on India, where state governments have been stepping up their war against tobacco. Even as the entire sector is under attack, representatives of the various product categories are finding it difficult to work together and defend their shared interests. Meanwhile, the greatest beneficiary of India’s anti-tobacco initiatives appears to have been the illicit trade. Despite the challenges, suppliers continue to see opportunity in India, witness NewCo’s recent opening of a new leaf-processing factory near Guntur.
A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION
Division among representatives of India’s various tobacco product segments is hurting the sector as a whole.
BROADENING ITS PORTFOLIO
NewCo and S.B. Impex open a new leaf-processing facility in India.
NO PHANTOM MENACE
In addition to hurting government and business revenues, cigarette smuggling may be funding terrorist activities. Astonishingly, Indian law enforcement doesn’t consider the problem a priority.
H.B. Fuller’s country head for India, Sandeep Garyali, and sales manager Gururaj Rotti, discuss the company’s recent investment in Pune.
With the introduction of two new machines and a greater focus on after-market support, Aiger Group strengthens its commitment to the tobacco industry.
BLOWING HOT AIR
Contrary to some alarmist claims, the health risks of shisha tobacco are probably not much greater than those presented by other combustible tobacco products.
DOWN TO SIZE
As market requirements evolve, tobacco-processing machinery is becoming smaller and smarter.
READY TO ROLL
Taking charge of Gizeh’s international business, Lisa Esser reflects on the challenges and opportunities facing the market for RYO and MYO accessories.
HANDLE WITH CARE
Storage and handling of petroleum products in industrial settings
Taking advantage of developments in pheromone technology, Barrettine and Suterra have created a single dispenser that lures both the tobacco beetle and tobacco moth.
Who’s who in the business of supplying RYO and MYO components
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