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RJ Reynolds Tobacco Shares Stock

Reynolds Tobacco Company and Its Legendary Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Following up on the article I wrote about cigarette market share in the United States, I thought this was a great story about the legendary employee stock ownership culture at Reynolds Tobacco back in the first half of the 20th century. It comes from Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, which you should buy.  It explains how R.J. Reynolds almost forced his employees to buy stock in the company and even created a special class of dividend shares for them!

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Cigarette Industry Market Share

Four Companies Control 94.8% Market Share of the Domestic Cigarette Industry in the United States

Four Companies Control 94.8% Market Share of the Domestic Cigarette Industry in the United States On this blog, in my articles, and even in my books, I have often used the example of how capital allocation determines the wealth one ultimately has.  Many times, I used the illustration of a married couple, both of whom…

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Wal-Mart 401(k) Plan Adjustments

Wal-Mart Ends Profit Sharing, Ups Retirement Plan to Offer 6% Dollar-for-Dollar Matching on 401(k) Savings, and More

Given my two Wal-Mart inspired articles a few days ago, I thought this was germane. [mainbodyad]Wal-Mart is ending its profit sharing plan and upgrading it to include a $1,000 contribution to employee health care accounts so there is a greater cushion before workers have to pay medical deductibles plus moving to a system whereby they…

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Walmart Annual Report Produce

Walton Enterprises LLC – The Family Holding Company of Sam Walton and the Walton Family

Sam Walton’s heirs have an estimated net worth of more than $90 billion.  To put that into perspective, the Walton family is as rich as Bill Gates and Warren buffet combined. Virtually all of this wealth came from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the publicly traded company that operates as the world’s largest retailer, bringing in a…

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