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Iggesund announces packaging design winners

Iggesund announces packaging design winners

| July 30, 2015

Iggesund Paperboard has received almost 200 design proposals in response to the challenge it issued earlier this year to the world’s designers to create better and more sustainable consumer packaging. Three of the designs have been chosen and their creators will receive rewards. In addition, the company has opened dialogues with various of the designers […]

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BAT’s first-half volume down but share up

BAT’s first-half volume down but share up

| July 29, 2015

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the six months to the end of June, at 322 billion, was down by 2.9 percent from that of the six months to the end of June 2014. The company estimated that the industry-wide volume decline during this period was 3.5 percent and that it had enjoyed a ‘significant […]

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RAI’s Newport-boosted 2Q volume up by 4.4 percent

RAI’s Newport-boosted 2Q volume up by 4.4 percent

| July 29, 2015

R.J Reynolds Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume during the three months to the end of June, at 16.3 billion, was increased by 4.4 percent on that of the three months to the end of June 2014, 15.6 billion. Camel volume was increased by 3.5 percent to 5.4 billion, Pall Mall volume was down by 2.2 percent […]

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Andhra sales picking up but volume, prices still down

Andhra sales picking up but volume, prices still down

| July 29, 2015

After a slow start, flue-cured auctions in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are proceeding ‘at a satisfactory pace’, according to a story by Ch. R.S.Sarma for Business Line, citing the Tobacco Board of India chairman, K. Gopal. In a story relayed by the TMA, Gopal was quoted as having told media representatives that the […]

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Vector to webcast 2Q results conference call

Vector to webcast 2Q results conference call

| July 29, 2015

The Vector Group is due to conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss its second quarter 2015 results from 09.00 Eastern Time on July 30. Investors can access the call by dialing 800-859-8150 and entering 24708438 as the conference ID number; or by registering at www.investorcalendar.com. A replay of the call will be available […]

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Taxpayers footing bill for standard packs dust-up

Taxpayers footing bill for standard packs dust-up

| July 28, 2015

More than A$50 million of taxpayer money is expected to go up in smoke as the Australian government defends cigarette standardized packaging in a secretive international tribunal in Singapore, according to a story by Andrew Probyn for the West Australian. But costs will become much higher if Australia loses its first defence that Philip Morris […]

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