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Jarrid Trudeau, Vice President of Sales of Kristoff Cigars

The Problem Solvers: Kristoff Cigars’ Jarrid Trudeau

Sales can either make or break a product. No matter how great the marketing campaign may be, how charismatic the “face” of the brand...
6 Books for Tobacco Entrepreneurs

6 Must-Read Books for Tobacco Entrepreneurs

What to be successful in the tobacco industry? Start by picking up a book. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs including Warren Buffett, Elon...
Procigar 2018

Celebrating Dominican Cigars: A Look Back at Procigar 2018

Procigar, the association of cigar manufacturers in the Dominican Republic, hosted its 11th Procigar Festival from Feb. 18-23. More than 800 people from around...
Royal Agio Cigars Panther

Royal Agio’s Premium Focus

Since its launch in 1904 by Jacques Wintermans, Royal Agio Cigars has grown into one of the world’s largest cigar producers, making an estimated...
Gary and Barbara Kolesaire of Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood in NJ

Living the Dream: Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood’s Gary and Barbara Kolesaire

Most about-to-be-married couples busy themselves debating which caterer to use or where to go on their honeymoon. Not Gary and Barbara Kolesaire, who decided...
Inventory Management

The Ins and Outs of Tobacco Inventory Management

Almost every retailer who has been in the premium cigar industry for any length of time can share the same story: You bring in...
Rethinking Innovation

Rethinking Innovation Within the Tobacco Industry

Innovation. It’s a word that gets used a lot in the tobacco industry, but does anyone know what it means? Merriam-Webster defines innovation as...
FDA vs. Innovation

FDA vs. Innovation

Innovation for tobacco businesses, as it relates to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of tobacco products, is finding ways to operate...
Much Ado About FDA ANPRMs

Much Ado About the FDA’s ANPRMs

In late March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rolled out three separate advanced notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs) as part of the...
Advocacy Comes in Many Forms

Advocacy Comes in Many Forms

The pace of the legislative and regulatory process is already proving to be rapid at this stage of 2018. As of this writing, as...
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