Altria and BAT: Will The FDA Go Menthol?

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration is considering regulations targeting nicotine levels in cigarettes as well as menthol flavorings. With regards to nicotine, an addictive chemical present in tobacco smoke, the measure being considered is to only allow non-addictive levels of the substance in cigarettes. The potential measure with regards to … Continue reading Altria and BAT: Will The FDA Go Menthol?

Imperial Brands: A Weak Pulze

It has been quite an eventful year for tobacco purveyor Imperial Brands. Not only did Imperial cut its dividend for the first time ever as a public company, but it also saw a nearly complete overhaul of its senior leadership. Long-time CEO Alison Cooper has made way for Stefan Bomhard, formerly of Inchcape, and new … Continue reading Imperial Brands: A Weak Pulze

Life Of Pie: A Closer Look At The Domino’s Pizza System

The Domino's Pizza system is the second largest pizza franchise in the world, after YUM!'s Pizza Hut, with franchise-owner Domino's Pizza Inc. (DPZ) reporting a systemwide restaurant count of 15,914 restaurants at fiscal year-end 2018.  Domino's Pizza Inc. owns and operates just 390 corporate stores in the United States, with the balance made up of … Continue reading Life Of Pie: A Closer Look At The Domino’s Pizza System

Coca-Cola Consolidated: Why Did The Soda Pop?

What's going on with Coca-Cola Consolidated (COKE), the bottling company formerly known as Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated? I have asked myself this question more than a couple times the past few months as its stock has bubbled higher and higher, and then higher some more. At this point the company's stock chart is starting to … Continue reading Coca-Cola Consolidated: Why Did The Soda Pop?