Pipe Tobacco Fundamentals

Pipe Tobacco Fundamentals

While the variety of pipe tobacco blends available on the market today can be a little intimidating for any tobacco retailer to master, knowing...
Juan Lopez, National Sales Manager of Gurkha Cigars

Listen Up: Marketing Tips from Gurkha’s Juan Lopez

When he was 19 years old, Juan Lopez had his first cigar at San Francisco’s Just a Cigar. That first cigar—a Joya de Nicaragua—was...
Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars

A Blend that Works: A Look at Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars

As local, state and federal restrictions on smoking continue to sweep across the country, limiting where people may enjoy their cigars, tobacconists everywhere are...
Relationship Building Tobacco Retailers

Relationship Building: A Key Task for Tobacco Retailers

With the continued pressure of local ordinances and state legislative bills that seek to restrict or prohibit the sale of legal tobacco products, raise...
Joya de Nicaragua

National Pride: Celebrating Joya de Nicaragua’s 50th Anniversary, Part 1

If it’s true that adversity that doesn’t kill us, rather it only makes us stronger, then Nicaragua’s first cigar factory, Joya de Nicaragua, is...
LighterBro

The LighterBro: Fire Plus Function

When the two entrepreneurs behind LighterBro first met, back in 2006, the idea of designing and launching a product was just one of those...
Rene Castaneda, President of Villiger Cigars North America

Lead by Example: Villiger Cigars North America’s Rene Castañeda

A business is only as successful as the person who leads it. Rene Castañeda, president of Villiger Cigars North America, has spent the past...
Maya Selva

Gaining Traction: Maya Selva Cigars

Worldwide smoking bans, higher tobacco taxes and more stringent governmental regulations are making it increasingly difficult for small, boutique cigar manufacturers to eke out...
Makla Smokeless Tobacco

Makla Takes on America

Makla, a smokeless tobacco product manufactured by Sifaco, is a blend of chopped Russian tobacco leaves mixed with texture agents like water, food-grade oil...
Mark Ryan of Daughters & Ryan Handling Perique Tobacco

Perique: A Resurrection Story

The spring of 2005 seemed to be the end of St. James Perique for pipe tobacco blends. The owners of L.A. Poche in St....
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