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November, 2008

S E L E C T E D   O N L I N E   F E A T U R E S
12 Innovation Drives Reynolds American
By Suzanne J. Brown
No Longer Is RAI Just Blowing Smoke. Reynolds American Chairman, President, and CEO, Susan M. Ivey, reported net sales increased by 6%, surpassing $9 bn.
16 ITC-ILTD: Leaf Trading Excellence
By Heneage Mitchell
The price of Indian tobacco continues to surge - market dynamics are as complicated as they have ever been.
20 Filtrona’s New Plant in Hungary
By Peter Cockle
Filtrona looks for the future in the Eastern Europe. More on the (not-so) humble filter -invented in Hungary by a chap called Boris Aivaz in 1925.
22 Gestel
Staff Report
For more than a century, Gestel Printing Company, based in Dutch tobacco country, has been making an art out of printing and packaging (literally - they once even employed Vincent Van Gogh). Now, the company is set to move into the future as a modern packaging institution.
26 An Independent Approach to the New World of Leaf Dealing
By Chris Bickers
Moving from big business to small, Independent Leaf's Rick Smith wheels and deals for the little guys.

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