Japan Tobacco (Japan)
Japan Tobacco is one of the world's three major international cigarette companies, alongside British American Tobacco and PMI. It dominates its domestic market with approximately 60% share, almost half of that from lead brand Mild Seven, the domestic top seller for more than 30 years, and #2 Seven Stars. (Mid Seven will be rebranded as Mevius from 2013). The group also has a broad international footprint following its acquisition of Camel and Winston in all territories except the US in 1999, and of British group Gallaher, whose brands include Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut, in 2006. Total volumes were 534bn cigarettes in 2011. Major international markets include Russia and the UK, where JTI has more than 36% local share. The company is also a leading manufacturer in its domestic market of soft drinks (including Roots canned coffee) and frozen foods. Net revenues for 2011 were approximately $25bn, including $12bn from international tobacco. Mitsuomi Koizumi is group CEO. The Japanese government is JT's biggest shareholder with a stake of 50%. See Tobacco Sector index for other companies. Adbrands no longer offers a business profile for this company but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.
Capsule checked 13th August 2012
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