Posts tagged: Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco Forecasts Drop in Cigarette Shipments

Tweet Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT), Europe’s second-biggest tobacco company, expects first-half cigarette volume to fall because buying patterns in the U.K. shifted spending to the second half of the year. Selling quantities for the period ending March 31 will drop about 1 percent, the Bristol, England-based company said today in a statement. Revenue will increase about 2 percent at constant currency-exchange rates and excluding other incom ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco giant fails to foil Holyrood in court

Tweet An attempt by one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies to stop anti-smoking legislation at Holyrood has been defeated in court. Scottish ministers intend to ban the open display of cigarettes in shops and to outlaw cigarette vending machines. However, Imperial Tobacco challenged the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 as being outwith the legislative scope of the Scottish Parliament. Yesterday, Lord Bracadale ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco display fight to go to the courts

Tweet The government is under strong pressure to postpone the implementation of the tobacco display ban in England after all three of the UK’s largest tobacco manufacturers and a group of campaigning independent retailers in Leicestershire launched legal challenges. The action by the UK’s largest tobacco manufacturers – JTI, Imperial Tobacco and BAT – could take more than six months to resolve and, should it succeed in changing the requir ... Jump to full article >>

Imperial Tobacco Sees Weaker Volumes on Eastern Europe, U.S.

Tweet Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, Europe’s biggest tobacco company, forecast a drop in first-half cigarette volumes because of weak demand in parts of eastern Europe, the U.S. and Spain. Selling quantities for the six-month period ending March 31 will decline by about 4 percent, also hurt by disruption to supply networks in the Middle East, the Bristol, England-based company said today in a statement. Volumes will stabilize in the second half, ... Jump to full article >>

Imperial Tobacco seeks judicial review of vending machine ban

Tweet Imperial Tobacco, the UK’s leading cigarette manufacturer, said today that it was seeking a judicial review of the Government’s plan to ban cigarette vending machines from next year. MPs and the Lords recently voted in favour of a backbench amendment to outlaw cigarette vending machines in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of the Government’s Health Bill — which has now become law. It means that, from October 2011, ci ... Jump to full article >>

BATS and Imperial Tobacco warn plain cigarette packs a “counterfeiter’s charter”

Tweet British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the FTSE cigarette manufacturers, have warned that the Government risks shooting itself in the foot with its plans to regulate the industry. The FTSE companies backed Government plans to crack down on tobacco smuggling but warned that the illicit trade would be boosted by proposals to remove branding from cigarette packets. Imperial Tobacco called the proposal a “counterfeiter’s ch ... Jump to full article >>