Regis Broersma | General Cigar Company

Meet Regis Broersma: General Cigar’s Dynamo, Part 1

In the premium cigar business, where icons, legends and venerable family names abound, it can be hard for a relative newcomer to stand out....
Jonathan Drew by Candace West

Jonathan Drew on Reinventing Drew Estate, Part 1

There’s no denying that Jonathan Drew is a maverick. He and his partners at Drew Estate broke virtually every unspoken rule in an industry...
5 Affordable Ways to Market Your Tobacco Business Online

5 Ways to Market Your Tobacco Business Online for $500 or Less

It’s something every tobacco business today must come to terms with–the nature of business, and how to market it, is changing. The internet and...
Pipe Smoking The Next Generation

Pipe Smokers: The Next Generation

Pipes and pipe tobacco are a category unlike any other in the tobacco industry. In 2014, ABC News published a story titled “Pipe Smoking...
Drew Estate Sam Morales

The Way of the Disruptors

For Drew Estate, the past year has been everything but business as usual: 2017 saw the return of Jonathan Drew as Drew Estate’s president,...
top 25 tobacco outlet chains of 2017

Top 25 Tobacco Outlet Chains of 2017

Every year, Tobacco Business magazine lists the the top 50 tobacco outlet chains in the U.S. This elite roster of tobacco retailers is composed...
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...
How to Thrive as a Tobacconist Today

How to Survive and Thrive as a Tobacconist Today

Why do some stores thrive while others struggle? While some factors, such as having a great location, are obvious, there are lots of more...

Cannadips: A Snus-Inspired Solution

Late one night last year, Case Mandel was visiting his mother in Santa Cruz, California, when an old high school buddy, Cliff Sammet, called...
The Impact of Cigar Overregulation

The International Implications for Regulating Cigars

When we discuss the adverse economic impact of government action against the passion for and production of great cigars—whether it is smoking bans, taxation,...
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