FDAs Sampling Do's and Dont's

Sampling Do’s and Don’ts: FDA’s New Rules

In October, the FDA issued its final guidance on the sampling of premium cigars and other covered tobacco products. The sampling restrictions apply to...
Erica Arroyo |

The New Rules of Premium Cigar Marketing

Expensive suits, million dollar watches, luxurious backdrops, scantily clad women–these are all images often associated with marketing premium cigars–and they’re all outdated and wrong....

Members Only: How to Launch a Successful Private Cigar Lounge and Club

Over the past several years, there has been a rise in cigar lounges within tobacco retail stores due to the expansion of the Casa...
Hurricane Factor

The Hurricane Factor: The Cigar Industry Reacts

Weather preparedness is part of doing business in the cigar manufacturing/farming world, but a hurricane named Irma recently sent out a chilling reminder that...
2017 Tobacco Legislation Roundup

2017 Tobacco Legislative Roundup

The following are roundups of legislative activity at the state and local levels. Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Taxation—State Level The year 2017 produced an increase in...
TPE 2018 and NATO Togther Again

NATO and TPE: Together Again

In business, there aren’t too many opportunities to get everything you need all in one place. Need an efficient way to find out everything...
Tim Swail and Sean Knutsen, Boveda, Inc.

Back to One: Celebrating 20 Years of Boveda, Part 1

Incorporated in 1997, Boveda started out as a company called Humidipak. Sean Knutsen had just resigned from a job in sales to focus on...
Stogie-Gate

Stogie-gate: The Implications of FDA’s New Approach to Regulations

As most know, the industry has been working with a proverbial dark cloud over its head due to the uncertainty wrought by the threat...
Team Building Tobacco Businesses

3 Tips to Building a Team That Gets Results

Every successful tobacco business knows that its products and brands are nothing without an effective team to help promote it. Selling any tobacco product–whether...
Regis Broersma, President of General Cigar

Meet Regis Broersma: General Cigar’s Dynamo, Part 2

Regis Broersma was named President of General Cigar Co. back in 2015 and since his appointment the company and its iconic brands have undergone...
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