Mazaya to focus on Americas border business

Mazaya is focusing on the Americas border store business at this year’s Summit of the Americas. “Our domestic business continues to grow in both North and South America in line with the booming trend for shisha and we think retailers are missing out on a potentially lucrative revenue stream in duty free,” says Rawan Elayyan, […]

Jordanian company Alzawrae strives to introduce its Mazaya shisha tobacco in travel retail beyond the Middle East

  Jordanian-based Alzawrae, producer of the Mazaya brand of shisha tobacco, is returning to TFWA World Exhibi-tion this year at stand H53 and the Don Michele Yacht. The company is determined to reflect the rapidly growing popularity of shisha smoking in markets outside the traditional Middle East stronghold, and continues to invest heavily in pro-moting […]

BAT offers $47 billion for control of Reynolds

British American Tobacco announced last week that it had offered to buy out U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc in a US$47 billion takeover bid. BAT currently owns 42.2% of  Reynolds American Inc. The British company has now offered cash and stock worth $56.50 a share for the 57.8% of Reynolds it doesn’t already own. The offer represents […]

Imperial Tobacco completes US acquisition

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC announced last Friday, June 12, that it has completed the purchase of certain US cigarette and e-cigarette brands and assets previously owned by Reynolds and Lorillard, Inc., following the proposed acquisition of Lorillard by Reynolds. Imperial first announced the prosed acquisition back in July 2014. The assets have been acquired for […]

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