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British American Tobacco to acquire Reynolds as activists decry merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 06:51:28 PM
.... It ends American ownership of Reynolds American Incorporated (RAI), a tobacco company headquartered in the US south since 1875. The move is also expected to speed up the development of e-cigarettes and vapes. ...
Ten years after the smoking ban, vaping is a £1bn business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 12:01:04 PM
....Mark Twain, so the story goes, used to joke that giving up smoking was the easiest thing in the world – after all, he had done it “thousands of times”. The US novelist, though, did not have the option of e-cigarettes – the quitting phenomenon that started in the US and is now a rapidly growing business here with its own “cloud-chasing” subculture . ...
Investment groups tell investors to give up tobacco industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 02:27:31 PM
...." . He goes on to explain that mergers and a move into non-traditional tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes and "heat-not-burn" tobacco products, could boost share prices further. ...
Marlboro maker accused of using branded tins to sidestep plain packaging rules image
....The number of smokers making the decision to quit fluctuated in the 1990s but accelerated again after the ban on smoking in public places, imposed in 2007. In developed economies such as the US, UK and France, e-cigarettes have increasingly taken the place of ordinary cigarettes, with recent studies suggesting they are a genuine help in kicking the habit. ...
Stricter cigarette packaging rules come into force in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:43:38 AM
....Packaging of hand-rolled tobacco must also be in the same colour and pouches must contain a minimum of 30g of tobacco. The directive extends to e-cigarettes, restricting tank sizes to no more than 2ml and the nicotine strength of liquids to no more than 20mg/ml, and there must be a 30% health warning on the front and back reading: “This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance. ...
More than half of UK vapers 'have given up smoking' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 02:48:42 AM
....But Ash said the message that vaping was much less harmful than smoking had not yet got through to all smokers. Some nine million still smoke in the UK despite a big rise in e-cigarette use. ...
Vaping shops selling to non-smokers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 03:46:49 AM
. Almost nine in 10 e-cigarette shops in the UK are selling vaping products to non-smokers against the industry's code of conduct, an investigation reveals. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
.... In recent years, satnavs and frozen pizzas have come out, and music streaming services, headphones and craft beers have gone in. Last year e-cigarette stores were added to the price collectors’ beat to complement the information already being collected from online retailers. ...
E-cigarettes major concern, says US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:07:44 AM
. The chief public health officer of the US, the Surgeon General, has called the use of e-cigarettes by children "a major public health concern". ...
Philip Morris's vision of cigarette-free future met with scepticism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 11:14:07 AM
....Philip Morris, the largest tobacco firm outside China, has invested $3bn (£2. 4bn) in the iQos, which differs from vaporisers or e-cigarettes that heat a liquid containing nicotine. ...
A post-Brexit recovery – for Gove at least image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 07:00:09 AM
....Investors will be keen to hear the company’s views when it reports full-year results on Tuesday, as well as any update on how the falling pound has affected US revenues, which account for more than a quarter of its business. Its e-cigarette brands such as blu will also be in focus. ...
Women at the top image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 04:08:42 PM
....Last year she oversaw a $7. 1bn expansion into the US with the purchase of brands including Winston, Maverick, Kool, Salem and e-cigarette brand blu. ...
Retailers caught selling e-cigarettes to under-18s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:16:08 PM
. Almost 40% of sellers targeted in an operation by Trading Standards in England were caught illegally allowing under-18s to buy e-cigarette products. ...
Revealed: cancer scientists' pensions invested in tobacco image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 04:44:29 AM
....“USS is also a responsible and engaged investor. They have, for example, undertaken engagement with tobacco companies on marketing approaches and regulations around e-cigarettes. ...
Ditch tobacco sponsors, health experts warn cultural institutions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of April 2016 07:34:13 PM
....”. Related: Doctors warn of big tobacco firms entering e-cigarette market. ...
Coffee pods enter inflation basket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of March 2016 10:15:27 AM
....The price of getting into a nightclub has also been removed from the list, as the number of clubs is declining, the ONS said. New entries last year included e-cigarettes, music streaming subscriptions, and craft beer. ...
Why are airlines still charging us to pay by credit card? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 01:54:09 PM
E-cigarette restrictions 'would not break EU law', advocate general says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 11:34:17 AM
. Rules on e-cigarette production, sales and marketing due to come into force across Europe next year are relatively moderate and would not break European law, a senior legal officer at the European court of justice has said. ...
Imperial Tobacco plans to drop tobacco … from its name image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 08:16:16 PM
....Imperial Tobacco generated more than £25bn in sales in its last financial year to the end of September, almost entirely from cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco-linked products. The only notable businesses it has outside tobacco are Logista, which delivers 35m tobacco and non-tobacco items every year across Europe, and its e-cigarette brands such as blu. ...
Willie Walsh's threats over Heathrow runway dithering is just hot air image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 08:05:42 PM
....Imperial Tobacco always seemed an excellent name for a company that makes the overwhelming bulk of its profits from fags. But Imps, on the basis that it also owns 70% of a logistics business and has a tiny e-cigarette operation, wants to change its name to Imperial Brands. ...
British American Tobacco hit by emerging market turmoil image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 01:37:06 PM
.... . British American Tobacco is attempting to diversify its product range and income stream by tapping into the fast-growing e-cigarette and vaping market. ...
Independent shops declining at 'disastrous' rate, report warns image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 04:00:36 AM
.... Pictured: Barber Barber in Manchester  Photo: The Vain Photography | Carl Sukonik. The businesses seeing most growth have been barbers, cafes, e-cigarettes sellers and mobile phone shops, said the Local Data Company. ...
How insurers are fleecing e-cigarette users image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 10:34:10 AM
.... . So in the face of broadly positive press for e-cigarettes, why is it that the insurance industry has decided that they are just as bad for you as the real thing? What do they know that we don't? . ...
Imperial Tobacco climbs on upbeat outlook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of August 2015 10:09:00 AM
....6bn in the wake of the merger between Reynolds and Lorillard. The deal brought Imperial the Winston and Maverick brands, as well as e-cigarette Blu. ...
Shares in Premier Farnell dive after profit warning image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:50:47 PM
.... . While Eddy Hargreaves, of Canaccord Genuity, reckons the results were reassuring, he said “longer-term concerns such as e-cigarette incursion, the potential introduction of plain packaging and volume attrition in the core business remain”. ...
NYSE shutdown: for traders, a lengthy smoke break and fretting over the future image
....” Another trader told reporters that trading being halted wasn’t scary, but them asking questions was. It wasn’t until an options trader, who only gave his name as Chris, came out to puff away on his e-cigarette that reporters finally got some of their questions answered. ...
Vaping takes off as e-cigarette sales break through $6bn  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of June 2015 08:21:08 PM
.... . In a sign that British consumers are increasingly using e-cigarettes as a crutch to quit smoking, domestic vaping sales increased by 75pc to £459m while spending on nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum fell by 3pc to £137m, its first decline since 2008, ending four years of annual growth of between 5pc and 6pc. ...
Indie revival: high street bookshops upbeat about next chapter in story image
....• The number of independent shops has risen each year since 2010, although recent growth has slowed. • Whereas the old high street was held together by the butcher, the baker and the newsagent, today’s mainstays are the barber, the beauty salon and the e-cigarette retailer. ...
Is smoking finally on its way to being stamped out?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of June 2015 03:30:29 PM
.... Some in the industry hope that electronic cigarettes are the answer. Big Tobacco is increasingly vying with independent manufacturers of e-cigarettes, which do not use tobacco but instead deliver the nicotine that smokers crave in a vapour. ...
BAT claims 'strong ground' for appealling £5.5bn Canadian class action image
.... . Anti-smoking legislation, the growing popularity of e-cigarettes and higher taxes have all hurt cigarette sales and the profits of the companies that make them. ...
BAT to buy Croatian cigarette maker for £394m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 10:11:01 AM
.... . Anti-smoking legislation and the growing popularity of e-cigarettes have dented demand for tobacco products. ...
Imperial Tobacco breathes easy after US regulator approves cigarette deal image
.... . Imperial, which also makes Davidoff and Gauloises and Lambert & Butler, and will also gain the rights to Lorillard’s e-cigarette business, Blu. ...
FTSE rebounds with Imperial boosted by US deal go-ahead image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of May 2015 08:43:13 AM
....US regulators gave approval for Reynolds American to buy smaller rival Lorillard, a move which paves the way for the merged group to sell Imperial around $7bn worth of brands, including Winston, Kool, Salem and Maverick. The sales are a condition of the Federal Trade Commission allowing the deal to go ahead, and could also include the Blu e-cigarette brand. ...
UK deflation: What is it and how does it affect your life?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of May 2015 01:38:00 PM
.... Each year the ONS adjusts the official basket of goods to reflect changes in consumer behaviour. For instance, this year e-cigarettes, craft beer and protein powder were added to the basket. ...
Are you a vanilla custard cloud chaser? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 05:48:34 PM
.... Vaping is becoming big business in the UK. The e-cigarette market is now worth more than £200m, according to Mintel, as more smokers seek alternatives to regular cigarettes. ...
The British towns where fraudsters steal £1,203 per person image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 10:09:02 AM
.... . Infected e-cigarettes might also be sold by dubious individuals, which can steal a computer's data if they are recharged via their USB plugs. ...
Capitalise on the hipster trend with a beetroot bar, not road-kill kebabs image
.... Whatever you choose, I’m pleased to hear you’re only taking a temporary lease. Quirky new trends seldom last long (most of those fish-pedicure spas have gone and I don’t expect many of the e-cigarette shops will be around in 2017). ...
John Timpson: Capitalise on the hipster trend with a beetroot bar, not road-kill kebabs image
.... Whatever you choose, I’m pleased to hear you’re only taking a temporary lease. Quirky new trends seldom last long (most of those fish-pedicure spas have gone and I don’t expect many of the e-cigarette shops will be around in 2017). ...
Cheers! Craft beer is finally going mainstream... image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:15:33 AM
.... Yesterday’s announcement, for example, revealed that satnavs are out, because only people who have yet to work out that their phones will do the job for free buy them. Of course, we’re still eating junk food and smoking (though e-cigarette refills have made their debut). ...
ONS now using e-cig refills and craft beers to calculate the rate of inflation image
. The “hipster” lifestyle of young British consumers has gained official status with craft beers, e-cigarette refills, music streaming and headphones in the list of products monitored by Whitehall to calculate the rate of inflation. ...
Craft beer, e-cigarettes and protein shakes added to price basket used to calculate inflation image
. Craft beer, e-cigarettes and protein shakes are in the nation’s shopping basket, while Sat Navs are already out, according to the Office of National Statistics. ...
E-cigarettes and craft beers in updated inflation basket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of March 2015 10:28:10 AM
.... . The ONS said that e-cigarettes had been added because many smokers were using them. ...
Three-fold fall in high street shops image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 16th of March 2015 10:36:00 AM
....The biggest losers by category were mobile phone shops, which saw their numbers drop by 419, followed by building societies, cheque cashing outlets and pawnbrokers. In contrast, charity shops grew by 64, while coffee shops and tobacconists - including e-cigarette shops - also increased in number. ...
Three times as many shops shut their doors in 2014 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 16th of March 2015 05:00:36 AM
.... . However, the growing popularity of e-cigarettes meant the number of tobacconist shops rose last year by 41. ...
British American Tobacco sales fall image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 26th of February 2015 12:05:43 PM
.... . Jerry Abelman, director of corporate and regulatory affairs, said focus, especially in the UK and the US, has now turned to e-cigarettes and vapourisers. ...
Terry Smith to share £10.6m windfall as Fundsmith quadruples profits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 17th of January 2015 06:30:02 PM
.... Drinks maker Diageo and tobacco business Swedish Match were the only two out of the fund’s 27 portfolio companies that experienced negative performance in 2014. Despite this, Smith said the fund only decided to sell its stake in Swedish Match after taking a view on the e-cigarette market. ...
Pop a 'sober up' pill or guzzle synthetic booze to avoid hangovers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 17th of January 2015 03:00:12 PM
.... Synthesising a new drug to replace alcohol may seem extreme. But Nutt points to the tobacco industry, where e-cigarettes were dismissed for years as a ridiculous notion. ...
Fleming family business posts falling profits after Russian exit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 1st of January 2015 10:56:52 AM
.... . FF&P’s advisory business, which incurred a small loss in the year, worked on the launch of the parcel collection company Doddle, the sale of e-cigarette company SkyCig to Lorilland, and fundraising for location-based text message platform Qwasi. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of December 2014 12:48:09 AM
....E-cigarettes, sports nutrition bars and gluten and dairy-free food were the fastest growing products sold in UK supermarkets and grocers in the last year, according to new data. Insights firm Nielsen found that e-cigarette sales soared 50 per cent year-on-year, while traditional nicotine replacement products, such as patches and gum, have dropped by 6. ...
The value of celebrity endorsements image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of December 2014 12:10:41 AM
....However, while a growing number of small firms may be waking up to the value of celebrity endorsements, it doesn't mean that they always work out. Take Mont Blunt, an e-cigarette company run by Michael Friedman, a former Bear Stearns banker and 25-year veteran of Wall Street. ...
Britain really is a nation of shopkeepers: running a shop named as dream career image
.... The biggest growth group in the first half of this year has come from Tobacconists. Why? They are classified as tobacconists, but they are really e-cigarette shops. ...
Questor share tip: Imperial Tobacco a solid defensive option image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of November 2014 06:00:37 AM
.... . Imperial has been slowly moving into the growing e-cigarettes sector, and launched its own version this year through its Fontem Ventures unit. ...
British American Tobacco shares slump as cigarette sales falter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 09:14:33 AM
.... . The global cigarette market is expected to shrink this year as more people quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes and as a weak global economy curbs their ability to spend. ...
Electronic cigarette company wins latest stage of battle against EU regulations image
.... . The directive would see e-cigarettes classed as "tobacco-related products" even though they do not contain it. ...
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E-cigarette firm considers stock listing image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 28th of September 2014 12:00:00 AM
....”. It is feared that e-cigarette businesses would be forced to close if they were only allowed to be sold through medically licensed outlets. ...
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of September 2014 06:03:26 PM
.... However, Vodafone and EE have argued that Phones 4u was unable to offer viable commercial terms to the networks because BC had burdened the business with too much debt. The administrators are also talking to smaller potential buyers of Phones 4u's stores, which are likely to include coffee shops, e-cigarette sellers and nail bars. ...
Bankers feature highly on world's most powerful businesswomen list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of September 2014 06:38:44 PM
....Ranked second in EMEA is Britain's Alison Cooper, the chief executive of Imperial Tobacco Group, whose brands include Lambert & Butler, JPS and Gauloises. Cooper is credited for boosting the cigarette firm with the £5bn acquisition of US cigarette and e-cigarette brands. ...
Dixons Carphone to keep on 800 Phones 4u staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of September 2014 07:29:07 AM
...." Phones 4u Care customers can call a dedicated hotline, 0333-222 6730, for further information. Administrators said they were continuing to engage with a number of parties – likely to include coffee shops, e-cigarette sellers and nail bars, which operate from similar-sized outlets – about the future of Phones 4u's stores. ...
Is this the world's first medically-approved 'cigarette'? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of September 2014 10:09:36 AM
.... . This ability also gives it an edge over e-cigarettes, which are designed so users breathe in the vapour produced from heating up a nicotine solution. ...
E-cigarettes needs same controls as traditional products, says health watchdog image
.... It also raised concerns about ENDS which are flavoured like sweets or fruits, saying they should banned until it is proven they do not attract children to using them. Concerns have been previously raised by anti-smoking activists that e-cigarettes act as “gateway” to smoking traditional tobacco products. ...
Questor share tip: Imperial Tobacco 5.6pc dividend is attractive image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of August 2014 05:00:10 AM
.... . Imperial has been slowly moving into the growing e-cigarettes sector, and is due to launch its own version this year through its Fontem Ventures unit. ...
Imperial Tobacco hit by weak sales in Russia and Middle East unrest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of August 2014 09:27:23 AM
....1bn (£4. 3bn) deal it struck last month to buy American cigarette brands, including Winston, Maverick and blu e-cigarettes, from two US tobacco companies, Lorillard and Reynolds, who are merging. ...
FTSE 100 continues rise but BHP drops on demerger news image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of August 2014 08:29:51 AM
....It added that its acquisition of assets from US groups Lorillard and Reynolds, which are merging, was on track to be completed in 2015. The deal would make it the biggest e-cigarette maker in the US. ...
Investors wait on Imperial Tobacco image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of August 2014 12:01:00 AM
....Shareholders are also keen to hear how sales of US cigarette brands Winston, Kool, Maverick and Salem, which are being acquired by Imperial from American rivals Reynolds and Lorillard, are going. The Bristol-based company, which owns the Davidoff and Gauloises cigarette brands, last month announced that it was acquiring the brands, as well as the US e-cigarette market leader Blu, for £4 billion. ...
US tobacco giant forced to pay $23.6bn to widow image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 20th of July 2014 08:45:15 PM
....The Supreme Court last month declined to hear a series of tobacco company appeals, mainly from Reynolds, seeking to overturn Florida court judgments totalling more than $70m. As part of Reynolds’ $27bn takeover of Lorillard the UK’s other big player, Imperial Tobacco, has agreed to buy several of their brands and an e-cigarette business for $7. ...
Imperial Tobacco seals massive US merger image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of July 2014 12:01:00 AM
.... . Many analysts think the purchase of Lorillard’s Blu is a coup because it is the biggest selling e-cigarette in a fast growing US market currently worth £1billion a year. ...
UK's Imperial Tobacco is set to compete with a US duopoly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of July 2014 07:13:45 PM
....What about Imperial? With an improved market share in the US of 10%, up from 3% today, will it be able to scamper profitably between the legs of the giants? Worryingly, chief executive Alison Cooper called her $7. 1bn deal to buy four cigarette brands plus Blu, Lorillard's e-cigarette brand, "transformational". ...
Imperial Tobacco snaps up US brands Salem and Kool in £4bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of July 2014 05:24:00 PM
....2bn ($7bn) deal. The Bristol-based maker of Lambert & Butler and JPS has acquired the Winston and Maverick brands together with menthol cigarettes Kool and Salem, as well as e-cigarette brand blu. ...
Imperial to spend £4.2bn on snapping up assets from Reynolds and Lorillard merger image
.... . The UK tobacco firm will also sweep up US tobacco brands Maverick, Salem and the international and US rights to the nation's leading e-cigarette brand, blu. ...
Blu lines up celebrities for Uk assault image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 28th of June 2014 07:00:29 PM
.... . Jacob Fuller, chief executive of Blu eCigs UK, made the disclosure in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph in which he forecast that e-cigarettes will overtake global tobacco sales by 2034. ...
Whether they're called 'e-cigarettes' or 'vaporisers' the market is heating up image
. "The biggest mistake was to call it an e-cigarette in the first place," declares Jacob Fuller (pictured below), gently puffing or "vaping" on a slim matt black device. ...
Philip Morris buys e-cigarette maker Nicocigs as it warns of falling profits image
.... . Nicocigs has about 27 per cent of the UK’s e-cigarette market, which has an estimated total retail value of $350 million (£206 million). ...
Using e-cigarettes in the office is becoming a burning issue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 10:29:07 AM
. If the person sitting next to you at work started using an e-cigarette at their desk, would you challenge them?. ...
'Resist urge to control e-cigarettes', WHO told image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of May 2014 11:09:29 PM
. A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and public health specialists is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes". ...
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of May 2014 09:40:45 AM
.... British American Tobacco has climbed 2. 2pc on reports that Reynolds American, in which it holds a 42pc stake, is in advanced talks to buy e-cigarette maker Lorillard. ...
Imperial Tobacco attacks 'knee jerk politics' over plain cigarette packaging image
.... New finance director for Imperial . Imperial to launch e-cigarette next year . ...

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