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Lighing Up Profits: Lighters

Lighting Up Profits: A Look at Lighters

A 2017 government study estimated that about one in five adults in the U.S. use tobacco products on a regular basis. That’s a lot...
Jose Luis Malone | Plasencia Cigars

Sustainable Appeal: A Greener Look at Plasencia Cigars

Jose Luis Plasencia’s career in the tobacco industry officially began in 2015. He recalls graduating on a Saturday and by that next Monday he...
Andrew and Michael Capelli

Cappelli Brothers Cigar Company

If you’re a cigar smoker today, you know that the opportunities to smoke—in situations where you would normally socialize with friends—are few and far...
Anthony's Cigar Emporium

On a Roll in Arizona: Anthony’s Cigar Emporium

Ten years ago, Tyler Morris was working in real estate when his boss offered him the chance to switch industries by helping to run...
Jaime Flórez-Estrada

Uncovering Your Tobacco Brand’s Hidden Value

Jaime Flórez-Estrada, the vice president of marketing for Royal Agio USA, is a marketing professional with big goals for 2018. In June 2017, European...
Culture of Influence: Sales Tips from Alec Bradley's Jonathan Lipson

Culture of Influence: Sales Tips from Alec Bradley Cigars’ Jonanthan Lipson

While Jonathan Lipson was attending college at Boston University, he met a cigar rep at a local cigar shop who set him on a...
Lissette Perez-Carrillo | E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company

Limitless: E.P. Carrillo Cigars’ Lissette-Perez Carrillo

Lissette Perez-Carrillo was born into the tobacco industry. She has been at the forefront of her family’s tobacco business much of her lifetime. As...
Lissette and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, E.P. Carrillo Cigars

A Lasting Impression: Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and E.P. Carrillo Cigars

Since establishing EPC Cigars in late 2009 with his children, Lissette and Ernesto III, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has regularly introduced new cigars—both long-term brands and...
Kim Squires of Squire Cigars inspects a leaf of tobacco with Klaas Kelner.

Origin Story: Exploring the Dominican Republic with Davidoff Cigars

Every legend and superhero has an origin story. In the premium cigar industry, Davidoff is viewed as the creme de la creme of premium...
Sebastien Derbomez Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder’s Triple-Play Appeal

Meet Monkey Shoulder, the world’s first triple-malt scotch. Its name refers to a temporary ailment named “monkey shoulder” that was suffered by maltmen after...
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