BrandBenson and Hedges Worldwide

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Benson & Hedges Worldwide {B.A.T.}

Alfred Paget Hedges, who ran Benson and Hedges from 1885, died in 1929. Around this time, Benson and Hedges' American and Canadian subsidiaries were sold off to different companies. In the 1930's, Abraham Wix (who may have become owner of Benson and Hedges in London, although I have not found anything definitive as of yet) established Benson and Hedges (Overseas), Ltd., to handle the overseas trade of the company. While the parent company got sold to Gallaher in the United Kingdom in 1955, the overseas division was acquired by British American Tobacco in 1956. Today, B.A.T. controls the Benson and Hedges name in most countries of the world, with the exceptions of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Taiwan, and the Philipines.

Today, the Benson and Hedges brand (made in Virginia or American blend, depending on the market) is sold in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland.

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