When Malta joined the EU in May 2004, the local cigarette manufacturing plant was ceased and all products were imported from Cyprus and Greece. Interbrands today fully owned and run by the Chetcuti family and still enjoys a strong relationship with Philip Morris distributing world renowned brands such as Marlboro, L&M, Marlboro Bright Leaf and Next. The company is also the sole agent of other tobacco brands such as Red Bull, Gizeh, Radford’s and Golden Blend’s.
Through its subsidiary, JCC Vending, it operates a network of cigarette vending machines. More recently, the company also has started trading in coffee products and beverage vending machines and is the exclusive agent for world renowned brands such as Covim, Ducale, RDL and Crane Solutions.Under another subsidiary, J&F, the company also manages and rents a number of billboard sites around the island.