Tobacco

Tobacco, cigarette and e-cig category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Previously was with B&W, PM, BAT

MIAMI -- General Tobacco has announced the appointment of Edgard Aguilar to the position of marketing director. Aguilar, with more than 30 years of industry experience, will be responsible for overseeing General Tobacco's marketing policies, objectives and initiatives in addition to developing...

Britain's Imperial Tobacco agreed to buy Franco-Spanish rival Altadis on Wednesday in a 16.2 billion euros ($22.4 billion U.S.) deal that includes debt.

LONDON -- Britain's Imperial Tobacco agreed to buy Franco-Spanish rival Altadis on Wednesday in a 16.2 billion euros ($22.4 billion U.S.) deal that includes debt, said Reuters. The deal will be funded by a rights issue of up to 5.4 billion pounds ($11 billion). Imperial said the 50 euros-per-share...

Intends to build Skoal Edge Wintergreen smokeless tobacco brand

STAMFORD, Conn. -- UST Inc., which makes smokeless tobacco products and produces wine, said Wednesday it will focus on its new products, a share repurchase program and cost cutting in 2008, according to an Associated Press report. The company reaffirmed it expects earnings between $3.22 and $3.26...

An independent Lorillard opens acquisition, cash-flow opportunities
Cigarette maker will become separate publicly traded company in '08.
Analyst speculates RJR could buy cigar maker to counter PM USA/John Middleton
No smokes for "all-natural" station.
Tobacco tax hike still sticking point, along with higher-income eligibility
Altria Group Inc. said yesterday that, having received regulatory clearance, it has completed the acquisition of John Middleton Inc.
Critics raise stink about cigarettes with reduced smell

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