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BAT pay-deal haggling continues

BAT pay-deal haggling continues

| March 21, 2016

British American Tobacco’s remuneration committee, in wanting to hike executive pay, seems to be at odds with the company’s investors, who believe that executives are already well paid.

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Ugly packs seen as ‘incompatible’

Ugly packs seen as ‘incompatible’

| March 21, 2016

China’s often attractive cigarette packs won’t be sullied with graphic health warnings in the near future, it seems, because such warnings are incompatible with Chinese cultural traditions.

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Little time for TPD compliance

Little time for TPD compliance

| March 21, 2016

The practical difficulties and costs of meeting the tobacco packaging requirements of the new EU Tobacco Products Directive are huge, and manufacturers have been given little time comply.

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Trend spotting

Trend spotting

| March 19, 2016

What’s next for vapor – impressions from the recent TPE

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Gaïatrend expands into U.S.

Gaïatrend expands into U.S.

| March 18, 2016

Gaïatrend, a leading vapor company in France, is expanding into the United States, where it will be launching its flagship brand, Alfaliquid. Industry veteran and executive Arnaud Dumas de Rauly will lead Gaïatrend USA’s development as president.

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FDA sets glacial pace

FDA sets glacial pace

| March 18, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seems unwilling even to set a target date for a decision on a Modified Risk Tobacco Product application that was set in motion five years ago and that was made in August 2014.

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