14 Company Profile:
Reynolds American Rolls Forward
By Joseph Finora
The tobacco giant overcomes challenges of the industry through the strength of its brands and an innovative marketing approach - as well as a highly touted entry into the smokeless category.
22 Cigarette Issues:
Downplaying Reynolds' Supply Chain Blues
By E. Edward Hoyt III
A shortage of packaging jammed up product shipments at Reynolds American, sending a ripple effect throughout the supply chain. The company says the problem won't affect earnings, but some believe it is more serious than they admit.
38 Leaf Business:
Weather Wreaks Havoc with U.S. Leaf Estimates
By Chris Bickers
Drought conditions and Hurricane Ernesto contribute to leaf projections that are falling far short of original estimates - perhaps as much as 20% according to one growers' cooperative.