Group at a glance

Imperial Tobacco is an international fast moving consumer goods company with a long track record of creating value for our shareholders.


We focus on delivering high quality sustainable sales growth, whilst effectively managing our costs and cash flows.

Realising the potential of our total tobacco portfolio, market footprint and people is critical to delivering our strategy.

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Total tobacco

We’re proud to have developed a comprehensive total tobacco portfolio, with strong positions in all the main tobacco categories.

It’s a global portfolio of brands that are inspired by consumers and have huge potential for future growth.

Our cigarette brands are among the most popular in the world and we have established ourselves as the global leader in fine cut tobacco and papers. We also have exclusive rights to sell all luxury Cuban cigars and have a dynamic range of smokeless tobacco brands.

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Market footprint

We sell our brands in a diverse spread of international markets.Our global footprint is managed on the basis of the strategic role of each market rather than its geographic location, with markets prioritising Growth or Returns.

This new classification is enhancing the way we allocate resource to markets to support their growth plans and is also improving the consistency of our sustainable growth focus across our footprint.

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Our logistics business comprises operations in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Poland, with more than 35 million deliveries per year to around 300,000 points of sale.

Our tobacco logistics business is run on an operationally neutral basis and delivers products for tobacco manufacturers, including Imperial Tobacco, to sales outlets.

We also provide specialised logistics services for customers in a number of non-tobacco sectors.

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