Reynolds American

Business
6:00 am
Fri June 19, 2015

After Reynolds/Lorillard Merger, Many Questions Remain

ITG Brands, the new U.S. division for Imperial Tobacco, located in Greensboro.
Credit Julie Knight, Triad Business Journal

The $27.4 billion dollar deal that joined Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard became final last week. But looming questions are still unanswered, mainly surrounding the future for ITG Brands, the arm of Imperial Tobacco, that took over the Greensboro plant. 

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Economy
7:55 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Greensboro Picked For New Tobacco Company Headquarters

Kent cigarettes is one of Lorillard's cigarette brands.
Credit Sludge G via Flickr

The Imperial Tobacco Group has selected Greensboro as the headquarters location for a new company it is forming in anticipation of the Reynolds American/Lorillard merger.  The British tobacco maker announced the selection Wednesday.

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Health & Safety
7:45 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Reynolds American Headquarters To Ban Smoking

Credit David Cornejo via Flickr

Reynolds American will end smoking in its headquarters in Winston-Salem. The maker of Camel and Winston cigarettes will join most American companies with this ban. 

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Economy
10:10 am
Sat October 18, 2014

National Organization Takes Aim At Retailers To End Tobacco Sales

Tobacco-Free Kids launched its new campaign targeting retailers and shoppers on Oct. 20, 2014.
Credit photo by: Kari Söderholm (via flickr)

A national campaign is calling on retailers to end tobacco sales. The move comes in the wake of CVS Pharmacy’s historic decision last month to stop selling tobacco products.

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Education
2:33 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Educator Group Quickly Ends Partnership With Reynolds Tobacco

Credit Image adopted from Right Decisions, Right Now poster

The National School Boards Association cut their ties with Reynolds Tobacco.  The education group partnered with the nation's second largest cigarette maker on a youth tobacco prevention program.  

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Business
11:00 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Reynolds Acquisition of Lorillard a "Blockbuster of a Deal for the Triad"

The Reynolds American headquarters in Winston-Salem.
Credit WFDD photo by Celia Spell.

Reynolds American announced last week that it was in talks with Lorillard about a possible acquisition, a deal that had been rumored for months.

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Business
5:39 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Residents React to Reynolds’ Acquisition of Lorillard

Reynolds American, Inc. says it will keep its headquarters in downtown Winston-Salem
Credit Celia Spell

It’s official. Reynolds American, Inc. plans to buy Greensboro-based Lorillard in a nearly $27 billion dollar acquisition deal. Reynolds American is based in Winston-Salem and company official said t will remain a part of the city's downtown skyline.

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Business
10:26 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Reynolds American Will Remain Headquartered in Winston-Salem

Reynolds American officials say the acquisition of Lorillard will significantly strengthen and diversify R.J. Reynolds’ cigarette portfolio, which includes acquiring the Newport brand. Newport leads the U.S. menthol category.
Credit by: Fried Dough via flickr

Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard for about $27 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.

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Breaking
10:06 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Reynolds American to acquire Lorillard in $27.4B deal

Reynolds American Inc. has struck a deal to acquire Lorillard Inc. for $27.4 billion.
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Business
6:38 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Tale of Two Tobacco Giants & Two Triad Cities

The city of Winston-Salem and community partners are finding new uses for the former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem. The site has been redeveloped and now houses Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Reynolds American's corporate headquarters are located in downtown Winston-Salem.
Credit Keri Brown

In this week’s Business Report, a team of reporters from the Triad Business Journal is taking a closer look at the possible merger between  Reynolds American & Lorillard Tobacco Co. and the impact the merger could have on the Triad.

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Cigarette smuggling
4:52 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Reynolds American Attempts to Snuff Out Cigarette Crime

Reynolds American says many states are losing about $5.5 billion dollars a year in lost revenue because of illegally sold cigarettes.
Reynolds American, Inc.

Reynolds American Inc. goes high tech to battle cigarette trafficking.

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Business
1:18 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

For Reynolds, It's Out With The Old And In With The New

The Reynolds Building (center) has been part of the downtown Winston-Salem skyline since 1929. In this picture, it is flanked to the left by the brick Pepper Building (circa 1928) the contemporary One West Fourth Street (2002) and to the right by Winston Tower (1966). The building was sold to developers on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

The local face of Reynolds American went through some big changes last week.

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Business
2:15 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Reynolds American to Add 200 Jobs for E-Cig Expansion

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (left) listens as Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan Cameron discusses a plan to add manufacturing jobs and capacity at the company's Tobaccoville plant.
Credit WFDD photo by Celia Spell.

Reynolds American Inc. today announced plans to create 200 jobs as part of its campaign to take its line of electronic cigarettes nationwide.

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Business
10:44 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Commission Backs Reynolds Building For Historic Register

The Reynolds Building (center) has been part of the downtown Winston-Salem skyline since 1929. In this picture it is flanked to the left by the brick Pepper Building (circa 1928) the contemporary One West Fourth Street (2002) and to the right by Winston Tower (1966).
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

A local historic agency has approved the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. building for a spot on the National Registrer of Historic Places.

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Floc Protest
5:22 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Farm Labor Activists Get Audience with Reynolds American Shareholders

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) says Reynolds can help give N.C. farm workers a stronger voice against industry abuses.
FLOC

Farm labor activists want Reynolds American to fight on behalf of North Carolina’s tobacco workers.

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