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Michael Herklots Nat Sherman

Tobacconist to the World: Retail Tips from Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots

In retail, experience is everything. A recent study conducted by San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than...
Jason Samuelson and Michael Frey

Vegas’ Dynamic Duo: An Interview with Michael Frey and Jason Samuelson

When Jason Samuelson’s sister sent him over to meet Las Vegas entrepreneur Michael Frey, he had no idea he was about to embark on...
Heating Up Heat-Not-Burn

Heating Up Heat-Not-Burn

Millions of dollars and years—maybe even decades, depending on your perspective—in the making, heat-not-burn products from Big Tobacco companies are finally poised to hit...
CBD Cannadips Advertorial

CBD: On the Brink of Big

It's a rare moment to have a clear view of the industry illuminated with near-certain potential for exponential growth. But in 2018, with society's...
Smoke is Blowing in a Different Direction

The Smoke is Blowing in a Different Direction

Over the course of the last four sessions of Congress, a message has been told, coalitions have been built and allies have been recruited—all...
Cigar Industry vs. FDA

The Cigar Industry vs. the FDA

The cigar industry has been challenging onerous regulation in court and through congressional lobbying, but to what effect? Tobacco Business spoke with Henry Roemer...
Celebrating 50 Years of Davidoff Cigars

Pioneering Spirit: Celebrating 50 Years of Davidoff Cigars

In 1911, Henri Davidoff established an eponymous specialty tobacco retail shop in Geneva, Switzerland, creating the foundation of what would become a globally recognized...
Avo Uvezian

The Band Plays On: 30 Years of AVO Cigars

Avo Uvezian was a musician by nature, but later in life he was known for his passion for cigars. Early in his career as...
IPCPR Executive Director Scott Pearce

IPCPR Now and Tomorrow

When a search firm approached Scott C. Pearce about a possible opportunity, he was mildly intrigued—then the recruiter told him the position was in...
IPCPR Trade Show Floor

IPCPR 2018 Show Insights from Dawn Conger

A Q&A with Dawn Conger, the IPCPR’s vice president of operations, who heads the annual trade show from a planning and management standpoint, and...
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