New to Inter-Tabac – Dortmund – InterSupply:

What’s InterSupply about?
InterSupply is THE new international platform for the production of tobacco goods. The trade show premieres from 18 – 20 September 2015 at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Germany.
From raw materials like raw tobacco, aromas/flavours and essences, production machines and facilites for the manufacturing of cigars, cigarettes, pipes, shishas and e-cigarettes to packing machines and packaging – InterSupply presents the whole chain of production in the tobacco industry. Exhibitors at InterSupply showcase their latest products, innovations and solutions to expert trade visitors.
InterSupply – an additional piece for a strong display of the entire industry
When the international tobacco industry meets, this normally happens in September in Dortmund, Germany. The InterSupply will take place alongside established B2B trade show InterTabac, which specialises in tobacco goods and smoking accessories and is visited by more than 10,000 international trade visitors annually. Through InterSupply, companies from the different supplying areas of the tobacco industry will now be able to exhibit at a dedicated platform to conduct successful business. At the same time, exhibitors profit from the continued success of InterTabac and its strong visitor base. With these factors in place, we present to you the perfect conditions for successfully fuelling your business.
InterSupply – book your stand now!
To present your products and your solutions as an exhibitor at the very first InterSupply, please fill out the enclosed stand enquiry form and return it to us. If you have any queries or require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Please also visit ww.inter-supply.com for additional information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
With kind regards from Dortmund,
Dirk

 

Dirk Heuveldop

Telefon: +49 (0) 231 1204-380
Fax: +49 (0) 231 1204-678
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Dirk.Heuveldop@westfalenhallen.de
Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH
Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund
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www.messe-dortmund.de
Geschäftsführer: Sabine Loos, Dieter Meier

Vaping

In this fast evolving category, which is expected to be around $5 billion in the US by the end of 2014, has vaping eclipsed e-cigarettes.

Most industry insiders agree vaping is fast superceding e-cigs as the preferred category.

 

What are your thoughts / comments??

Top three raise cigarette prices $0.07 / pack

In an expected move, PM USA raised its cigarette prices by $0.07 / cents a pack, which was immediately followed by Lorillard and RJ Reynolds.

Will others follow or exploit the price differential to gain volume??

2015 Trade events

Tobacco Exhibitions / Trade Shows / Conferences – 2015

Updated: November 5, 2014

 

  1. Tobacco + Expo – Las Vegas, NV – Convention Center – January 28 -29.

 

  1. AWMA – Las Vegas, NV Paris Hotel and Casino – February 24-26.

 

  1. NATO – Las Vegas, NV Paris Hotel and Casino – April 21-23.

 

  1. EuroTab / Tobacco International Krakow Poland – Targi Convention Centre – April 27 – 28

Note: Was May 19-20.

 

  1. Vapor fair / Shisha Messe – Frankfurt Germany – May 2-3.

 

  1. World Tobacco – Richmond VA Convention Center – May 12 – 14.

 

  1. TMA annual conference – Williamsburg VA – May 18-20.

 

  1. Vapor World – Rosemont IL – June 17-18.

 

  1. GTNF – Global Tobacco Networking Forum – Bologna?? Italy – September 15-17.

 

  1. Inter-Tabac / Messe Westfalenhallen – September 18 – 20 – Dortmund, Germany.

 

  1. TSRC – Tobacco Science Research Conference – Naples Florida USA – September 20-23.

 

  1. The Smoking Collection – Tokyo, Japan – October.

 

  1. Tab-Expo – London England October 20-23 – organized by Tobacco Reporter. This is a global tobacco industry supplier trade show held every 4 years and is a big deal.

 

  1. World Tobacco – Middle East Dubai Convention Centre UAE December 14-15.

LOGIC Pushes Innovation by launching Logic Pro Advanced Vapor Systems

LOGIC Pushes Innovation with the Launch of Logic Pro Advanced Vapor Systems

logic silver2LOGIC Technology, the No. 1 electronic cigarette company in the U.S. according to Nielsen, today announced the launch of LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems, the most sophisticated, first-of-its-kind e-vaporizing technology ever to hit the market.

Representing the next generation of vaporizers in both technology and format, LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems are designed with high-quality metals and work in conjunction with revolutionary pre-filled, vacuum sealed eLiquid capsules to provide both a heightened level of taste, consistency and value to adult consumers as well as an enhanced profitability for retailers by allowing them to recapture sales that have migrated to online stores.

The latest addition to LOGIC’s premium product line, LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems will be unveiled at the 2014 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, taking place Oct. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

“Each year, adult consumers spend hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing e-cigarette liquid online, with no guarantee as to its quality, consistency or taste, and waste thousands more on product that spills unused from their traditional open-tank vaporizers,” said Miguel Martin, president of LOGIC Technology. “Since LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems are only compatible with specialized high-quality LOGIC PRO eLiquid Disposable Capsules and available for purchase at our partner retailers, this product revolution is an important step in advancing the e-cigarette market.”

LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems Product Highlights Include:
* One 5-count package of LOGIC PRO eLiquid Disposable Capsules provides 25% more inhales than one standard 10ml bottle.
* Same great industry leading margins as all LOGIC Technology’s premium products.
* Significantly more vapor than traditional e-cigarettes.
* LOGIC PRO eLiquid Disposable Capsules designed to allow for seamless flavor changes.
* Intelligent lock system serves as safety measure to stop accidental activation.
* LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor System starter kit includes a USB charger and wall charger.
Available in LOGIC’s signature flavors: Black and Platinum Tobacco, Black and Platinum Menthol.

Logic“From our inception in 2010 with the launch of our first LOGIC e-cigarettes, to the introduction of our newest, cutting-edge LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems, we’ve continued to perfect our product by harnessing both the power of innovation and the precious value of our customers’ and partners’ feedback; I believe our vigorous growth is a testament to that,” Martin said. “We’re thrilled to offer this revolutionary new technology to our loyal trade partners and adult customers, whose feedback has been vital to not only the LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems ideation and development process, but to LOGIC Technology’s continued success in the industry overall.”

LOGIC PRO Advanced Vaporizing Systems will be ready to hit retail shelves by winter 2014, accompanied by strong retail support programs. Following the launch, LOGIC Technology expects to deliver additional new products and breakthrough innovation to its adult consumers in the coming year, while maintaining its responsible industry approach.

Retailers can view the new vaping system at the NACS Show in Las Vegas by visiting LOGIC at booth 2963.

For more information on LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems and LOGIC Technology visit logicecig.com or facebook.com/logicecigarette.


Obama 2015 Budget Repeats Proposal for Federal Cigarette and OTP Tax Rate Increases

President Obama has released his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 federal budget that includes a $.94 per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax rate and a proportionate 93% increase in all other tobacco tax rates. Each of these tax rates would be annually adjusted upward by an inflation index. The additional cigarette and OTP tax revenue would fund pre-school education programs for four years olds in low income families.

This is essentially the same proposal that the President included in his Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which Congress did not pass. The President’s budget has been delivered to Congress for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Under the 2015 budget proposal, the new tax rates for cigarettes and tobacco products would be as follows:
  • Cigarettes and Little Cigars: $1.95 per pack
  • Chewing Tobacco: 97.13 cents per pound
  • Moist Snuff: $2.91 per pound
  • Roll Your Own Tobacco: $47.82 per pound
  • Pipe Tobacco: $5.464 per pound
According to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the proposed cigarette and tobacco tax increases are estimated to raise $78 billion over the ten year time period from 2014 through 2024. The budget estimate indicates that the cost of expanding pre-school education to four year olds from low income families would be $76 billion over this same ten year time period.
However, the ten year budget projection issued by the OMB shows that the additional revenue raised by these higher cigarette and tobacco tax rates declines from a high of $10 billion extra dollars in Fiscal Year 2016 to $7 billion extra revenue in Fiscal Year 2024 while the cost of the pre-school education program increases from $4 billion in Fiscal Year 2016 to $11 billion in Fiscal Year 2024. In other words, after the first ten years, the cost of the program exceeds the additional cigarette and tobacco tax revenue to support the program.

Paraguay – consolidation

Recent rumors of consolidation now appear accurate with the recent news Tabesa has acquired cigarette manufacturers Veneto Tabacos and Monte Carlo.

All factories are located close to Ciudad del Este.

It remains to be seen if the factory operations will be consolidated too.

Tabesa is by far the largest cigarette producer in Paraguay with a large diverse export market. The business is owned by the recently elected President.

There are further rumors that Tabesa’s recent acquisistion frenzy is not over – so watch this space.

Will consolidation continue and where is this headed??

Who will be next?

Comments welcome.

RAI eyes Lorillard – again!

The UK Financial Times published an article today that Reynolds American (RAI,) the US holding company for RJR Reynolds Tobacco Company – is considering acquiring Lorillard Tobacco – effectivley merging the #2 and #3 tobacco companies in the USA.

This is not new – but the timing is. Rumors of RAI acquiring Lorillard have been around for several years. Is this wishful thinking?

From one perspective it makes sense. RAI could easily merge Lorillard’s manufacturing into existing facilities – for a huge cost saving. The Lorillard business is hugely profitable. And there are further easily realizable cost-savings from consolidation.

On the other hand acquiring Lorillard now, prior to the FDA ruling on Menthol cigarettes (Newport is the US’ leading menthol brand) and e-cigarettes (Blu is the leading US e-cigarette,) looks premature.

Besides this the FTC may not like (or agree) a merger. RAI would own Newport, Kool and Salem -  the number 1, 2 and 3 menthol brands in the US.

Would a combined operation compete more effectivley with Altria?

What do you think??

Who stands to benefit the most?