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The acquisition enables Japan Tobacco Inc. to complement its existing product portfolio with DT’s value brands and expand its distribution network through DT’s strong salesforce. more

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The global packaging solutions group is selling its Instrumentation & Tobacco Machinery division to G.D SpA for £30million (US$38.3 million). more

Manufacturing

Coesia has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of 70% of the share capital of Comas Tobacco Machinery. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur by the end of the year. more

Manufacturing

The US-based business will continue to operate independently with the current management team. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces that the group has agreed to acquire Donskoy Tabak, reinforcing its leading position in Russia, the third largest tobacco market in the world. more

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Imperial Brands PLC  is to sell its US other tobacco products (OTP) division as it seeks to streamline the business. more

Products

With the acquisition of RNT Machinery S.A. ITMGroup is expanding its activities in the Dominican Republic. more

Manufacturing

ITM Services has taken over the portfolio of AccuPac. From now on, ITM Services will provide Accupac’s print position technology solutions in wrapping and packing machinery. more

Manufacturing

Alliance One International Inc. has entered the cannabis market with the acquisition of two Canadian companies. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced that the group has completed the transfer of the shares of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika, a kretek cigarette company, and its distributor, PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara. more

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The Coesia Group announces the acquisition of Molins Instrumentation & Tobacco Machinery business. more

Manufacturing

Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the JT Group has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika, a kretek cigarette company, and its distributor, PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara for US$677 million. more

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G.D S.p.A. announced the acquisition of the Instrumentation & Tobacco Machinery business currently owned by Molins PLC, subject to customary pre-closing conditions. more

Manufacturing

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British American Tobacco has agreed to acquire Reynolds American in a deal that will create the world’s largest listed tobacco company by sales. more

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British American Tobacco has reached a principle agreement with Bosnian holding firm Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo to acquire its tobacco assets. more

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Japan Tobacco International has acquired a 40% share of Ethiopia’s National Tobacco Enterprise. more

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Oettinger Davidoff AG recently acquired a majority interest in Bluebell Cigars (Asia) Ltd., its Asia distributor, going into effect as of January 1. more

Products

Closing News

Philip Morris International changed the way it buys tobacco in direct contrast to other companies' strategies. more

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There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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