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Zippo Announces Discontinuation of Branded Butane Lighters

Earlier in 2015, Zippo Manufacturing Company sold the trademark rights and usage of the Zippo “BLU” brand to Lorillard Tobacco ┬áCompany. ┬áSince then Zippo has continued to manufacturer and sell the lighter as, the Zippo Butane Pocket Lighter. According to a letter sent to retailers, Zippo has announced that after a thorough evaluation of future sales and the increased difficulty in sourcing components, the significant increase in the cost of components, the cost of re-branding […]

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