BIC lighters

Sizing Up the Sampling Ban

1. What is a free sample? The FDA defines a free sample as a tobacco product that does not cost the recipient anything. In other...
Tobacco Business Retail Survey 2021

Tobacco Business Retail Survey 2021: The Results

For the second consecutive year, Tobacco Business conducted a survey focused on tobacco retailers. This year, over 123 retailers took part in the survey...
Launch a Successful Humidor Program

How to Launch a Successful Humidor Program

Whether you’re an established tobacconist or a retailer interested in expanding your store’s footprint, cigars and humidors are good investments. Despite government regulations impacting...
Black Label Trading Company Oveja Negra Staff

A Different Take: A Look at Black Label Trading Company

In 2013, Black Label Trading Company introduced six different cigars—impressive given that it was the debut of the brand and company. Black Label Trading...
Category Kings | Rise of Boutique Cigars

Category Kings: The Rise of Boutique Cigars

Small batch, short run, store exclusives, limited editions—these are the many names applied to what the cigar industry often refers to as simply “boutique.”...
Operation: Cigars for Warriors

Charitable Efforts Build Stronger Businesses

“The world has gone crazy,” are the first words I hear these days whenever I talk to someone. They aren’t entirely wrong—especially when referring...
Ernesto Padilla | Padilla Cigars

The Man in the Arena: Padilla Cigars

When it comes to business, Ernesto Padilla isn’t worried about failing. Instead, he’s more concerned with what happens when he doesn’t even try. Over...
Joao Reis, Pipemaker

Joao Reis: A Pipemaker’s Evolution

The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club has hosted the Chicagoland Pipe & Tobacciana Show on the first weekend of May since 1996. One of the...
The Profitable Business of Pipes

The Profitable Business of Pipes

In today’s market, there’s always an ebb and flow action taking place, where popular products may see a decline for a period of time...
Federal Regulation Update

What You Need to Know About Federal Regulation

Below is a list of the top five federal level issues that concern both tobacco manufacturers and retailers. 1. Dr. Scott Gottlieb Appointed to Head...
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