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Tobacco Business Awards 2019 - A Look at the Winners

Tobacco Business Awards 2019: A Look at The Winners

TOBACCO CHAIN OR FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR: CASA DE MONTECRISTO Tabacalera USA has transformed the branded cigar lounge concept with Casa de Montecristo. Featuring a...
Terry Gallagher | Smoker Friendly International

Smoker Friendly International: Rebounding from COVID-19

For Terry Gallagher, the president of cigar and tobacco retailer Smoker Friendly International, restless nights aren’t a new phenomenon. Operating more than 150 retail locations...
Vuse Vibe

Vape Opportunity Knocks on Convenience’s Door

Can convenience stores take on a more sophisticated vape stance? What about a vape shop concept within? Sure, space is tight and streamlining is...
Southern Draw Cigars

Primary Colors: Southern Draw Cigars

Robert and Sharon Holt come from a family full of entrepreneurs who have built their own service-oriented businesses, so launching their own premium cigar...
JM Tobacco Anto Mahroukian

JM Tobacco: 20 Years and Going Strong

Last year, JM Tobacco marked its 20th birthday with the reintroduction of the company’s very first cigar: Española, first launched in 1996. In addition...
TPE Show Trade Show Tips

Making the Most of a Trade Show

For retailers, the benefits of trade show attendance can be huge. You’ll have the opportunity to meet hundreds existing and potential suppliers, experience innovative...
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....
Rene Castaneda | Villiger Cigars

Going Abroad: How to Grow Your Business Internationally

From the beginning, Villiger Sohne AG was created to be a global brand. The company was launched in 1888 by Jean and Louise Villiger...
5 Ways to Reinvest Tobacco Profits

5 Ways to Reinvest Your Profits Into Your Tobacco Business

For many tobacco businesses, the final quarter of the year is dedicated to reviewing the year that’s passed and begin to make plans for...
STG Petersons Pipe Tobacco

A Happy Return

Pipe smokers and premium tobacco retailers are surely rejoicing over the news that some of the best-known—and most-loved—tobacco blends are at last returning to...
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