Japan Tobacco International’s president and CEO, Thomas A. McCoy, will be retiring on March 31, 2017. Eddy Pirard, currently executive VP, Business Development, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communications, will succeed him.
When it comes to the health of the consumer goods market, is the glass half full or half empty? According to the results of the 2010 Consumer Goods Registry, which ranks the top 100 public companies according to 2009 annual revenues, both viewpoints are correct.
Overall, the economy still wasn't looking pretty in 2010, but it wasn't completely ugly either. Most of the consumer goods companies on CGT's Top 100 list made modest sales gains. A few leapfrogged the competition. Yet, many others were still fighting an uphill battle.