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Tag: "Imperial"

Despite EU weakness, German smokers stay strong

May 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Tobacco, said cigarette and tobacco sales in Germany were “excellent,” despite the EU’s economic¬†weakness, which hit the British multinational’s half-year profits. “We are growing cigarette share, we are growing fine-cut share, and not just at the value end of the market. We have seen growth at the top-end in brands […]

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Imperial latest to hop aboard e-cig train

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco, the world’s fourth-largest cigarette group by market share, said it had set up a venture to develop e-cigarettes, as it battles an increasingly tough consumer environment in Europe. The company said Fontem Ventures would look into areas such as e-vapor cigarettes, according to a story published by Reuters. “We’re looking at opportunities and […]

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