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Lorillard Increased Prices on its Top Brands

Lorillard Inc. has increased by 6 cent per pack prices on some of its top selling cigarette brands. The company representatives say that this measure is need to be done in order to keep pace with its major rival on the cigarettes market Altria Group Inc. The Greensboro, tobacco manufacturer of Newport and a number of other cigarette brands, is … Continue reading Continue reading

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Altria: High Prices Compensate Volume Declines

The consumption of cigarettes lowered by 4% in the USA because of numerous smoking bans, increase of legal smoking age, quit smoking programs and high prices on cigarettes. People today are aware enough about the effects of smoking on their body and more and more of them do refuse from smoking. Food and Drug Administration is main regulator of tobacco … Continue reading

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Top Five Leading Tobacco Companies in the World

1. Altria/Philip Morris USA – $23.8 billion revenue Besed in the USA, Altria Group Inc. was known at the beginning as Philip Morris Companies Inc.  Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris USA,  Philip Morris Capital Corporation, US Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton Inc. and Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Altria earned revenues of $23.8 billion, with a net … Continue reading

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Altria Raises Prices on Cigarettes

Altria Group Inc. recently announced about its plans to increase prices on its several cigarette brands and smokeless tobacco products.  The famous manufacturer wants to reduce its off-invoice promotional allowance by 7 cents per package on L&M and Marlboro cigarette brands. Besides this, Altria’s subsidiary, Philip Morris USA has raised prices on cigarettes by 7 cents per package and Marlboro … Continue reading

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Tobacco companies and higher education

Even though smoking tobacco products is banned in public places such as restaurants, bars and public airwaves, it is still accepted by the majority of the country’s colleges. Tobacco companies obviously have focused on higher education connections as one method of getting two key markets: teenagers and blacks. Altria, which is the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes, the top-selling cigarette brand … Continue reading

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Cigarette Price Increase Could Be on Horizon for Cigarette Makers

The three biggest U.S. cigarette makers may sanction a new circle of cigarette price hikes in the next weeks, though the hike won’t necessarily increase profitability as the tobacco companies have improved promotions lately. Wells Fargo & Co. analyst Bonnie Herzog forecasted the tobacco industry would proceed in December their second circle of cigarette price hikes this year, with the … Continue reading

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Altria seeks to tap wide-ranging tobacco users

Today’s smokers are more open to trying different types of tobacco than smokers of previous generations, and Altria Group Inc is working on new products to entice consumers who want a change from cigarettes, the company said. The company, best-known for its Marlboro cigarettes, also stood by the profit forecast it gave in late January. Altria, whose other products include … Continue reading

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Altria Suit to Block New York Flavored Tobacco Ban Dismissed

Altria Group Inc. (MO)’s lawsuit challenging a 2009 New York City law banning the sale of flavored smokeless tobacco products except in tobacco bars was dismissed. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in Manhattan today rejected arguments by two Altria units, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Brands, that the law is preempted by the federal law that gave … Continue reading

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