Home » Tobacco, Webinar Recordings » Webinar Recording: The Tobacco Industry in 2011 – The Battle Intensifies


July 19, 2011

Webinar Recording: The Tobacco Industry in 2011 – The Battle Intensifies

Global cigarette consumption, excluding China, contracted in 2010 with major companies reporting lower volumes but generally growing their global flagship brands.  Pricing strength is even more a key to profitability than 2009. Product mix improvements are evident as are examples of migrations to mid-price and economy brands, though the premium sector is still generally hanging tough.

The industry’s already restrictive operating environment could be entering a phase of accelerated deterioration for tobacco companies with the first plain packaging legislation on the way and the advent of the 75% pack-covering health warning. Smoking prevalence is being affected by the rising tide of tobacco control legislation, though is maintaining growth in developing markets. 

Reduced harm is moving centre stage with the popularity of e-cigs, possibly indicating a shift from the tobacco burning cigarette to the non-cigarette nicotine delivery mechanism. Is the BAT Nicoventures move a pointer to the future?

Watch Webinar Now Market Research Webinar Archive

« Emerging Focus: Emerging Market Economies to Benefit from Robust Growth in Internet Usage and Access | Main | Poland: Spotlight on Key Market Trends in Luxury Goods »

Subscribe

 RSS Feed

Receive New Posts via Email:

 

Join us on...

Filter by Category

Filter by Geography

Filter by Industry

Recent Posts

The Old Spice Factor

The Growth of Affordable Small Appliances in Emerging Markets

Euromonitor to Speak at FederSalus 2015

Looking Beyond the Obvious in Sub-Saharan Africa, Part 1: Venturing North in Store-Based Fashion Retailing

New Travel Research: Key Findings

Mondelez Aims to Breathe Life into Gum Sales with Launch of Trident in China

Fibre vs Protein: Which Will Be the Winner?

BRIC Consumers in 10 Charts

Top 3 Drivers of Consumer Expenditure in Emerging and Developing Economies

Whole Foods to Open Low-Cost Chain