BAT moves ahead with less risky tobacco and nicotine products, even as regulators remain ambivalent. By George Gay In its Sustainability Summary report published earlier this year, British American Tobacco (BAT) says that, despite the known risks, many people choose to continue to smoke. “But some want alternatives, and as a leading tobacco company we […]
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Eastern Co.has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with British American Tobacco, reports Tegaranet. Under the deal, Eastern will produce Viceroy cigarettes in Egypt, while BAT will carry out the marketing and distribution. The deal is effective from 2014 through 2019.
British American Tobacco will double its purchases of Philippine tobacco as it plans to invest more than $50 million in the country this year, reports The Manila Bulletin. James Lafferty, general manager of BAT Philippines, said the company will buy 3.6 million kg of Philippine tobacco, valued at between $12 million and $14 million, in the […]
British American Tobacco (BAT) is benefitting from the gradual deflation in the illicit trade of cigarettes locally due to the improved regulatory environment in Malaysia, according to a story posted on The Star Online. Managing director Datuk William Toh said the illegal buying and selling of cigarettes had declined last year by 1.6 percent compared to 2011. “We […]
British American Tobacco’s CEO, Nicandro Durante, comments on the company’s 2012 results.
The tobacco manufacturer British American Tobacco posts results that see organic revenue up 7% and adjusted EPS up 11%.
Andrew Hopkins, BAT’s head of manufacturing, talks about the challenge of building a globally integrated supply chain and the importance of flexibility in an increasingly competitive market. By George Gay Facing fiercer competition and stricter regulations, cigarette makers are increasingly demanding of their equipment suppliers. Tobacco machinery must be fast, efficient and versatile—and of course […]