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Newport’s ‘Pleasure Lounge’ Aims to Ignite Cigarettes Sales

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Reynolds American Stock Split: Can Investors Expect Another One Soon?

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[$$] Reynolds American Sales Climb, Helped by Lorillard

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ITG Brands details plans for laying off hundreds at Greensboro plant

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The e-cigarette industry looks doomed

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Tobacco Industry’s Acquisition Spree: Will It Boost 1Q16 Revenue?

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Tobacco Industry’s Acquisition Spree: Will It Boost 1Q16 Revenue?

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How Did Tobacco Do in 4Q15 in a Health-Conscious, E-Cig World?

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Highly concentrated tobacco industry

RAI) completed its acquisition of Lorillard and related divestitures to Imperial Tobacco Group (ITYBY). After the acquisition, RAI’s portfolio now includes the Newport brand, which helped RAI boost 4Q15 sales." data-reactid="14">The US tobacco industry is highly concentrated. The industry concentration increased further after Reynolds American (RAI) completed its acquisition of Lorillard and related divestitures to Imperial Tobacco Group (ITYBY). After the acquisition, RAI’s portfolio now includes the Newport brand, which helped RAI boost 4Q15 sales.


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MO), which sells the Marlboro brand in the United States. With the acquisition of Lorillard, RAI’s brands together broadened customer reach with their combined portfolios." data-reactid="22">Before the merger, Reynolds and Lorillard were the second- and third-largest US cigarette makers. They were just behind industry leader Altria Group (MO), which sells the Marlboro brand in the United States. With the acquisition of Lorillard, RAI’s brands together broadened customer reach with their combined portfolios.

Divestiture complaint

According to an FTC (Federal Trade Commission) complaint, without the divestiture to ITYBY, the proposed merger would have raised significant competitive concerns. It would have eliminated current and emergent head-to-head competition between Reynolds and Lorillard in the US market for traditional combustible cigarettes.

PM) and Japan Tobacco (JAPAF) who have a presence outside the United States." data-reactid="25">It would have been difficult for any new entrant to counter the competitive effects of the merger. It’s already a concentrated industry with players such as Philip Morris International (PM) and Japan Tobacco (JAPAF) who have a presence outside the United States.

International asset acquisitions

BTI) signed a vapor products technology-sharing agreement with RAI on December 1, 2015. It’s expected to meet the preferences of adult tobacco consumers in a rapidly evolving marketplace." data-reactid="27">In addition, British American Tobacco (BTI) signed a vapor products technology-sharing agreement with RAI on December 1, 2015. It’s expected to meet the preferences of adult tobacco consumers in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Earlier, on September 29, 2015,  Japan Tobacco bought Natural American Spirit’s international assets from Reynolds American in an all-cash transaction valued at ~$5 billion . Santa Fe’s Natural American Spirit, backed by Japan Tobacco Group’s international distribution, sales force, and manufacturing facilities, will accelerate RAI’s growth trajectory and help JAPAF increase its international portfolio.

MO) Nu Mark also acquired the e-vapor business of Green Smoke and affiliates for $0.1 billion to boost sales." data-reactid="29">In 2014, Altria Group’s (MO) Nu Mark also acquired the e-vapor business of Green Smoke and affiliates for $0.1 billion to boost sales.

IWF) portfolio." data-reactid="30">PM and RAI have 0.7% and 0.4% exposure, respectively, to the total weight of the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF) portfolio.

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Reynolds American Looks to Challenge Altria in 2016

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