TPE 2019
Ian and Rebecca Harvey, Smokers Abbey

Take Us to Church: A Look At Austin’s Smokers Abbey

Ian and Rebecca Harvey love the way that the act of smoking a cigar or pipe forces you to slow down and connect with...
IPCPR Executive Director Scott Pearce

Changing Times: The IPCPR’s 2019 Outlook

“Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call/ Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall/ For he that gets hurt, will be he who...
Jason Carignan, Chief Marketing Officer at Kretek International

Marketing Experience: Kretek’s Jason Carignan on Building Customer Engagement

Experiential marketing, sometimes referred to as engagement marketing, involves getting customers to interact with your business in a shared activity—one that creates a positive...
The Unintended Consequences of ENDS Regulation

The Unintended Consequences of ENDS Regulation

It’s a classic case of “unintended consequences.” In an effort to achieve its public health mission, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...
Nestor Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co.

Milestones: Miami Cigar’s Nestor Miranda

While the actual date of his 75th birthday was Feb. 14, 2018, Nestor Miranda and the company he founded with his wife Mariana are...
Mike Cellucci, President of Quality Importers

An Interview with Michael Cellucci, President of Quality Importers, Part 1

In the past two years, Quality Importers Trading Company has evolved and grown exponentially. Since its early days, the company has aimed to serve...
CBD Innovation | Korent

CBD’s Innovation Wave

The journey that cannabidiol (CBD) has traveled in just a few short years is hard to fathom. Five years ago, you might not yet...
Illusione Cigars

Illusione Cigars: Finding Inspiration in Unusual Places

Dion Giolito’s career in the tobacco industry began as a part-time retail job that eventually turned into a full-time job. Giolito started out working...
Rob Norris, President of Altadis USA

An Interview with Altadis U.S.A. President Rob Norris, Part 2

For part 1 of this exclusive interview with Altadis U.S.A.'s Rob Norris, click here. After coming to the U.S. and spending the first months gaining...
Tobacco Grove

Tobacco Grove: All About Cigars

Rick Baker, president of Tobacco Grove, makes no excuses for his store’s niche focus. “We specialize in premium cigars, traditional pipe tobacco and cigar...
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