U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has been in operation since 1822 and is the world’s leading producer and marketer of moist smokeless tobacco.
USSTC is focused on responsibly manufacturing and marketing its brands to adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way, and providing contract manufacturing services to Philip Morris USA for its smokeless products. In 2012, the company's total retail share was 55.2 percent (includes PM USA smokeless tobacco products).
Smokeless tobacco category volume grew at an estimated annual rate of approximately 5 percent in 2012.
Our moist smokeless tobacco product portfolio is led by Copenhagen
. In 2012, it was the number one premium moist smokeless tobacco brand in the United States, and Skoal
, USSTC’s other leading brand, was the number two premium brand. Copenhagen
achieved 27.9 percent and 22.5 percent retail share respectively in 2012.
In 2012, USSTC had 6 of the top 10 SKUs in the smokeless tobacco category. Our other brands include Red Seal
USSTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc
., a Virginia corporation whose common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MO). USSTC provides Altria with value over the long-term by focusing on Altria's four goals to:
- Invest in Leadership
- Align with Society
- Satisfy Adult Consumers
- Create Substantial Value for Shareholders
Altria's 2012 reporting segments were Smokeable Products, which includes products from PM USA and John Middleton; Smokeless Products, which includes products from U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and PM USA; Wine, produced by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; and Financial Services, provided by Philip Morris Capital Corporation. Please view Altria's quarterly earnings release
for current financial information.