Category: Corporate

JT sales down

JT sales down

| January 22, 2020

Japan Tobacco sold 75.5 billion cigarettes in Japan in 2019, 7.9 percent fewer than in 2018.

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Closure announced

Closure announced

| January 21, 2020

Imperial Tobacco plans to close its Petone factory in New Zealand, citing falling demand.

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Prices up

Prices up

| January 16, 2020

British American Tobacco Kenya raised the prices of nearly all its cigarettes by up to KES15 per pack.

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Smokers need not apply

Smokers need not apply

| January 7, 2020

U-Haul International, an American moving equipment and storage rental company, will stop hiring nicotine users.

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BMJ certified

BMJ certified

| January 3, 2020

Specialty paper and packaging manufacturer BMJ has been certified as an authorized economic operator by Indonesia’s custom authorities.

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Expanding in Canada

Expanding in Canada

| December 24, 2019

Turning Point Brands has executed a binding letter of intent with its Canadian partner and distributor of Zig-Zag rolling papers, Imperial Tobacco.

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Esteli opens factory

Esteli opens factory

| December 12, 2019

Cigar Box Factory Esteli celebrates the opening of its new 21,500-square-foot factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

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PMTA contracts signed

PMTA contracts signed

| December 11, 2019

Avail will take the lead in submitting an array of products for the FDA’s premarket tobacco product application process.

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Processing at customer

Processing at customer

| December 11, 2019

Alliance One Tobacco Argentina will relocate its processing operations in the Salta province and begin processing at PMl’s Argentine facility, effective for the 2020 crop.

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Hoffmann buys CM

Hoffmann buys CM

| December 7, 2019

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of plastic and metal packaging, has acquired CM Packaging of the Netherlands for an undisclosed sum.

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JTI sells KT&G stake

JTI sells KT&G stake

| December 5, 2019

Japan Tobacco International sold its 2.1 percent stake in KT&G of South Korea on Wednesday, ending a decade of strategic partnership.

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De La Rue in trouble

De La Rue in trouble

| November 29, 2019

Security and anti-counterfeiting solution provider De La Rue expressed concern about its future after it reported a pretax loss of £12.8 million in the first half of 2019.

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LLFlex appointments

LLFlex appointments

| November 27, 2019

LLFlex has added three senior-level business development executives to its staff.

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Branching out

Branching out

| November 21, 2019

Leaf tobacco merchant Universal Corp. will acquire FruitSmart, an independent specialty fruit and vegetable ingredient processor serving global markets.

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Investing in smoke-free future

Investing in smoke-free future

| November 18, 2019

Broughton Nicotine Services has made three senior appointments and completed investments totaling more than £10 million.

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Imperial appoints chairman

Imperial appoints chairman

| November 6, 2019

Therese Esperdy will succeed Mark Williamson as chairman of Imperial Brands effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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PMI revises forecast

PMI revises forecast

| November 5, 2019

Philip Morris International today revised its 2019 full-year reported diluted earnings per share forecast for restructuring charges in Germany.

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Layoffs at BAT Malaysia

Layoffs at BAT Malaysia

| November 5, 2019

British American Tobacco will eliminate about 20 percent of its 500-strong workforce in Malaysia.

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JT revenue down

JT revenue down

| October 31, 2019

CEO Masamichi Terabatake says the company must transform itself by embracing new ways of working and cultures.

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Protesting job cuts

Protesting job cuts

| October 23, 2019

JTI employees protested outside the company’s Geneva headquarters on Tuesday against scheduled job cuts.

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