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Altria to host full-year results webcast

Altria to host full-year results webcast

| January 15, 2016

The Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast from 09.00 Eastern Time on January 28 to discuss its 2015 fourth-quarter and full-year business results. The company will issue a press note with its results about 07:00 on the same day. During the webcast, Altria’s chairman, CEO and president Marty Barrington, and CFO […]

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Beijing students have easy access to tobacco

Beijing students have easy access to tobacco

| January 14, 2016

Students in Beijing, China, have easy access to tobacco products and are regularly exposed to tobacco advertising, according to a story in The China Daily citing a new report. Regulations that took effect on June 1 banned tobacco sales to minors and all tobacco sales within 100 meters of schools. But the report, issued on […]

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JT completes Natural American Spirit acquisition

JT completes Natural American Spirit acquisition

| January 14, 2016

Reynolds American Inc. said yesterday that it had completed the sale of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks to the Japan Tobacco Group (JT Group). The sale, which included also the international companies that distribute and market the brand outside the US, was an all-cash transaction valued at […]

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Dry weather threatening Malawi’s tobacco harvest

Dry weather threatening Malawi’s tobacco harvest

| January 14, 2016

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has suggested that dry weather so far this season could result in low tobacco yields across the country, according to a StarAfrica.com story. Speaking in Lilongwe on Tuesday, TCC CEO Albert Changaya said most parts of the country had not received rain since December. The crop’s volume could be “heavily […]

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Delfortgroup buys Mundet

Delfortgroup buys Mundet

| January 13, 2016

Delfortgroup has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Mundet group. Mundet has manufacturing sites in Virginia and Tennessee in the United States and in Toluca, Mexico. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016. With the acquisition of Mundet, Delfortgroup enhances […]

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Debate rages over curing wood use in Karnataka

Debate rages over curing wood use in Karnataka

| January 13, 2016

More than 300 ha of forest are lost annually in the Indian state of Karnataka to tobacco curing, which devours an estimated 700,000 tons of fuel-wood, according to a story by Meera Bhardwaj for the New Indian Express. Recent studies are said to have indicated that about eight kg of fuel-wood is required to cure […]

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