Things are stirring at the multinationals as they’re gearing up to lead consumers into an era where smoke-free next-generation products will (perhaps) replace combustibles for good. But is it a realistic goal? more

Dec 1, 2017 8:00 PM Features

As the new generation of Chinese consumers born in the 1990s emerges as a leading force of consumption in China, an important marketing focus for brands is on how to win favor from this group. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Gulf Cooperation Council recently ratified and implemented a 100% excise tax on tobacco in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, to be followed by the other member countries. Here is a commentary on the cigarette landscape. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 PM Features

China’s tobacco industry is undergoing a shift from being a distributor to providing services that increase the value of retail outlets. This is brought about by emerging new business changes spawned by the internet and mobile interconnectivity. more

Dec 1, 2017 11:00 AM Features

We all know that tradeshows can be hard work, but they are also a great opportunity to connect and reconnect with friends, partners, and distributors. more

Dec 1, 2017 10:00 AM Features

Just like most sectors in the tobacco industry, flavor suppliers feel the pinch. While pressure for continuous competitiveness and cost-efficiency is mounting, turnovers are plummeting. Yet the number of ongoing projects is increasing. more

Dec 1, 2017 9:00 AM Features

While legislation means that plain packaging is an increasing prerequisite for many tobacco packs, certain Asian markets still allow brands to reflect their identity through their packaging. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:00 AM Features

Polish Tobacco: Deserving of More Global Recognition

Courtesy of Lukowa Tobacco Company Sp. Jawna

Although one of Europe’s largest producers, Polish tobacco remains relatively obscure outside the continent – and despite its excellent quality. But EU, as well as Polish politics, might have something to do with that situation. more

Dec 1, 2017 7:00 AM Features

Tobacco growers from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America gathered in October, asking governments and institutions to open talks to address the sector’s challenges due to a decrease in demand for tobacco products. more

Dec 1, 2017 6:00 AM Features

More than 12,500 trade visitors from all over the world and 560 exhibitors met at the shows held in Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany this past September. more

Dec 1, 2017 6:00 AM Features

Tobacco legislation and regulation continues to increase in complexity around the world, with further restrictions. Legislation varies in severity from one country to the next. more

Dec 1, 2017 4:00 AM Features