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Benson named marketing director at NDC

Benson named marketing director at NDC

| August 28, 2015

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, has appointed Ian B. Benson as marketing director. Previously global sales and marketing director for the company’s food and bulk business, Benson brings a wealth of international marketing and business development experience to his new position. Benson will be responsible for the development […]

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ITG to respond to additive-free warning

ITG to respond to additive-free warning

| August 28, 2015

ITG Brands is to respond to a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration about its use of the term ‘additive free’ in relation to its Winston brand of cigarettes, according to a story by Toni Clarke for Reuters, relayed by the TMA. The FDA has warned Santa Fe Natural Tobacco (Reynolds American), ITG […]

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Imperial joins battle against Latvian illegal trade

Imperial joins battle against Latvian illegal trade

| August 28, 2015

Imperial Tobacco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Latvian State Revenue Service jointly to tackle the illegal trade in tobacco. In a note posted on its website, Imperial said that KPMG’s latest Project Sun report had revealed that Latvia had the highest proportion of illegal cigarette trade in the EU last year. The […]

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Limited edition of Ettan launched by Swedish Match

Limited edition of Ettan launched by Swedish Match

| August 28, 2015

Swedish Match is launching a special design edition of its Ettan brand of loose snus for the autumn season. In a note posted on its website, Swedish Match said that 82,000 cans of Ettan Jakt would be produced and sold from the end of August at OKQ8 outlets throughout Sweden, in Swedish Match’s stores in […]

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FDA targets ‘natural’ tobacco claims

FDA targets ‘natural’ tobacco claims

| August 27, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. and ITG Brands that advertising traditional cigarette products as “additive free” or “natural” is in violation of federal regulations, reports The Winston-Salem Journal. The warnings pertain to Santa Fe’s Natural American Spirit brand and ITG’s Winston brand. It is the first […]

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Proposed EU-US trade treaty mired in secrecy

Proposed EU-US trade treaty mired in secrecy

| August 27, 2015

The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and tobacco companies during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty, according to a story by Paul Gallagher for The Independent. Corporate lobbying campaigners are said to have published documents that revealed […]

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