• Philip Morris USA
2020

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2019
Under an exclusive licensing agreement with Philip Morris International, Philip Morris USA commercializes IQOS, the first heat-not-burn tobacco product to receive pre-market authorization (PMTA) by FDA.
2018
Philip Morris USA introduces the Reseal Pack on Marlboro Ice, Marlboro’s largest packaging innovation since the flip-top box, and the first of its kind in the United States.
original model for philip morris usa's manufacturing center
2013
Philip Morris USA's Manufacturing Center celebrates its 40th anniversary.
philip morris usa's manufacturing center - exterior
2009
Philip Morris consolidates its manufacturing in its state-of-the-art Richmond Manufacturing Center.
altria/philip morris usa headquarters building
2004
Marlboro celebrates its 50th anniversary as Philip Morris USA moves headquarters to Richmond, Va.
happy woman walking down sidewalk with quit assist logo
2004
Philip Morris USA launches www.QuitAssist.com, a free information resource designed to help connect adult tobacco users who have decided to quit to expert quitting information from public health authorities and others.
2002
Philip Morris & Co., Ltd. celebrates its 100-year anniversary.
entrance to crazy mountain ranch
1999
Crazy Mountain Ranch, an 18,000-acre working ranch and home to about 800 cattle, opens to host several thousand adult consumers per year as part of product promotions and contests.
1998
Philip Morris USA signs the Master Settlement Agreement with 46 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
1972
Marlboro becomes the world’s best-selling cigarette brand.
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1970
Philip Morris Inc. acquires Miller Brewing Company.
details from original 1954 marlboro advertisement
1954
Philip Morris & Co., Ltd. re-positions Marlboro cigarettes as a cigarette brand for men. The cigarettes included new cork-tip filters housed in a flip-top box with a red roof design.
1950
Philip Morris & Co. Ltd. moves to 100 Park Avenue in New York. The company will eventually occupy both 100 and 120 Park Avenue as its corporate headquarters.
1938
Philip Morris & Co. Ltd. preferred stock is offered to the public.
little johnny greets fans at promotional event for philip morris
1933
"Little Johnny" calls for Philip Morris for the first time in the Hotel New Yorker lobby, and is introduced on radio (NBC) as the Philip Morris spokesperson on April 17.
vintage photograph of young african american female worker at machine

1933

Philip Morris & Co. Ltd. integrates the labor force of its manufacturing center in Richmond, Va., three decades before Civil Rights becomes law.
detail of vintage philip morris & cos. ltd. "brown box" packaging

1919

A new firm, owned by American stockholders, acquires the U.S. Philip Morris company and incorporates in Virginia under the name Philip Morris & Co. Ltd., Inc.

detail of vintage philip morris tobacco tin

1902

Philip Morris & Co. Ltd. is incorporated in New York.

1900

By royal warrant, Philip Morris & Co. is appointed tobacconist for King Edward VII.

1854

Philip Morris makes his first cigarette.

vintage photo of philip morris shop on london's bond street

1847

Philip Morris, Esq., tobacconist and importer of fine cigars, opens a shop on Bond Street in London.

1847