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08-04-2014 Industry News & Analysis Published in CSP Daily News
Musings on this year’s Mystery Shop winner’s new format stores
07-30-2014 Category News Published in Tobacco E-News
Financial analyst breaks down what FDA panel decision means for Reynolds, Lorillard and Imperial
A CSP tobacco survey showed that retailers were incredibly divided on whether this potential new No. 2 player (Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc.) would be good or bad for their tobacco sales.
07-23-2014 Category News Published in Tobacco E-News
MarkTen takes No. 3 spot in first month of national distribution
Snus is a nice success story for those on the manufacturing side of the business. But are those numbers actually translating into retailer profits?
07-16-2014 Category News Published in Tobacco E-News
Reynolds American Inc. would indeed acquire Lorillard Inc. in what is arguably the biggest tobacco news this side of the millennium.
07-15-2014 Category News Published in CSP Daily News
Chief executive outlines strategic plans for Reynolds-Lorillard acquisitions
Details of deals reveal surprising twists in combined company's focus, strategy
Lorillard’s Kessler discusses differences between menthol and e-cig regulations
E-cig leaders call for proactive stance on regulations
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Details begin to emerge on post-Wal-Mart strategy, including expansion into three new states