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Imperial Brands, plc Says £2 Billion Divestiture “On Track” for May 2020

There is now a timeline for the proposed sale of Altadis U.S.A., JR Cigar and 50 percent of Habanos S.A. Imperial Brands, plc—the British multinational...
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Rob Norris Leaving Altadis U.S.A.

Rob Norris, the head of Altadis U.S.A., is leaving the company to join Fontem Ventures, an e-cigarette company best known for its blu brand. Both...
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Five Thoughts: Imperial’s Decision to Sell Its Premium Cigar Business

Earlier today, Imperial Brands, plc announced that it was putting its premium cigar business up for sale. While cigarettes are Imperial’s main business, its premium...
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Imperial Plans Cigar Business Exit; Altadis, JR Cigar, Habanos Stake for Sale

Imperial Brands, plc, the British tobacco company behind Blu e-cigarettes, John Player cigarettes and others has announced it intends to exit the premium cigar business....
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Davide Moro Appointed New Head of JR Cigar

Davide Moro, a longtime Nestlé employee, will become the new head of JR Cigar. Multiple sources have told halfwheel that Moro was selected to lead the...
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J.R. Cigar Washington D.C. Moves, No Smoking in New Casa de Montecristo Lounge

Next week, the new Casa de Montecristo Washington D.C. location will open up at 1132 19th Street NW. And while the new location will have two...
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Rob Maneson Leaving JR Cigar

Rob Maneson, the ceo of JR Cigar, is leaving the world’s second largest cigar retailer. Maneson will be joining Fontem Ventures, the Charlotte-based parent of blu e-cigarettes....
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Graded: Ten Questions for 2018

With 2018 counting down its final days, it’s time to take a look back at an article that is an annual tradition on halfwheel, Ten...
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Luis Miguel Torres Named New Head of Casa de Montecristo, Inc.

Tabacalera USA has announced that Luis Miguel Torres has been named the new head of Casa de Montecristo, Inc., which is a unit of Tabacalera...
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Steve Lochan Leaving Casa de Montecristo

Steve Lochan is no longer the head of Casa de Montecristo, Inc. Lochan will be leaving the company—an Imperial Brands, plc subsidary—to “pursue other interests”...
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Altadis U.S.A. Expands Marketing Staff

The revamp of Altadis U.S.A.’s marketing staff continues with two new faces. Rick Alvarez has joined the company as director of brand marketing and will...
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