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Imperial Making a Laudable Virtue of Simplicity but More Will be Needed

by November 3rd, 2015
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Towards the end of today’s Imperial Tobacco Group preliminary results presentation for the full year 2015, CEO Alison Cooper explicitly drew out the three themes of the company’s current operating bias – simplification, focus and effectiveness. They are themes which the company’s management are eager to press home (the first ten pages of the results […]

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Japan Tobacco to Acquire Natural American Spirit Outside US

by October 1st, 2015
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Reynolds American Inc. has announced that the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks, along with the international companies that distribute and market the brand outside the US, will be sold to the Japan Tobacco Group of companies (JT Group) in an all cash transaction with a value of approximately […]

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Will Growth in Vapor Products Last?

by August 2nd, 2015
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Although vapor products are growing in the tobacco market, the category is vulnerable to taxation and restrictions. Euromonitor believes the vapor products category could reach about US$50 Billion in 2030, however, vapor products will remain a fraction of the total tobacco market in the short to medium term. Although vapor products are growing in the […]

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Evidence of Weakening in Tobacco Pricing

by July 17th, 2015
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The era of “one size fits all” for tobacco pricing is at an end, as many tobacco manufacturers are adopting a localized approach. With taxes and regulation impacting the tobacco market, revenue growth will be extremely difficult in the coming years. The era of “one size fits all” for tobacco pricing is at an end, […]

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Tobacco Market Forecast in India

by July 14th, 2015
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Listen as MP3 Cigarettes volume sales in India recorded a faster decline in 2014 as compared to 2013. The faster volume decline is likely to continue over the forecast period 2015-2019 as well. While the sharper decline was triggered by the two consecutive excise duty hikes in 2014, the Indian government continues to contemplate on […]

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A Recap of the Cigarettes Market in 2014

by July 12th, 2015
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Cigarette volumes declined in 2014 across all regions except for Asia-Pacific, which was sustained only by China. By excluding China from the global outlook, cigarettes declined by 2.5 percent. The Russian market is a particular cause of concern for tobacco manufacturers with prospects of future tax increases, control measures and economic instability. Cigarette volumes declined […]

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Will Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packages Dissuade Lithuanian Smokers?

by July 6th, 2015
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Recently the Lithuanian Government agreed that in autumn cigarette packages sold in Lithuania will need to be marked with graphic pictures showing the dire health consequences of smoking. This is assumed to dissuade people from smoking. Generally speaking, there is no clear evidence that graphic health warnings, however ugly, have a significant discernible impact on […]

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Cigarettes’ Future Troubled as Alternatives Advance

by June 23rd, 2015
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Of the top ten cigarettes markets in the world, only three (all in Asia-Pacific) are expected to see volume growth by 2019 as increased regulation, taxation, health awareness and the emergence of alternatives such as e-cigarettes impacts sales. To be sure, taxation drives value sales and markets such as South Korea and Russia will be […]

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The E-Cigarettes Market: Past, Present and Future

by June 23rd, 2015
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Demand for alternatives for traditional combustible and smokeless tobacco products has surged since 2005 when electronic cigarettes first appeared in the US and Chinese markets. Now, sales of vapour products have eclipsed nicotine-replacement products. This video tracks the evolution of this young industry and provides forecasts for the future. Watch the video for complete insights. […]

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