BATS strikes it lucky with revenues

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A sharp hike in tobacco taxes in Brazil saw the volume of cigarettes British American Tobacco sold across the world decline in the three months to September. But the ability to push through price rises and good growth from key brands Kent, Dunhill, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike helped keep revenue growth at 4 per cent.

Lucky Strike was its the fastest-growing brand with sales up by 14 per cent in the first nine months.