Infographic: how the Reynolds deal will transform Big Tobacco

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This week’s proposed acquisition of Lorillard by Reynolds American seized the attention of the e-cigarette world primarily because of the unexpected sale of Blu, the market-leading e-cig in the U.S., to Imperial Tobacco.

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    But, assuming it is approved by shareholders and regulators, the deal will recast the relative strengths – and even the actual composition – of the leaders in the American tobacco and e-cigarette markets in many other ways, too.

    Our infographic shows how their brand arsenals and new product development plans are likely to look in the post-merger world.

     

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    Barnaby Page

    Editorial director
    Before joining ECigIntelligence in early 2014 as one of its first employees, Barnaby had a 30-year career as a reporter and editor for newspapers, magazines and online services, working in Canada, the US and the Middle East as well as his current British location. He has edited publications covering fields including technology and the advertising industry, and was launch editor of the first large daily online news service in the British regional media. Barnaby also writes on classical music and film for a number of publications. Barnaby manages the editorial and reporting teams and works closely with the analyst teams, to ensure that all content meets high standards of quality and relevance. He also writes for the site occasionally, mostly on science-related issues, and is a member of the Association of British Science Writers.