Cheech & Chong | Black Ball Corp

2020 Tobacco Retail Survey: The Results

From Oct. 14 to Nov. 30, 2020, Tobacco Business magazine conducted its first-ever retail survey. During the course of the survey, 93 retailers responded...
Sean Williams | Cohiba Cigars | Tobacco Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2021

When Opportunity Knocks: Cohiba Cigars’ Sean Williams, Part 1

“Be patient. Don’t panic.” That was the advice that Drew Estate’s Jonathan Drew once gave Sean Williams, blender and brand amabassador of General Cigar...
TPE 2021: A Preview

TPE 2021: A Preview

Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and in consolation with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Tobacco Media Group...
With Gratitude: CAA Pays Tribute to Javier Estades

With Gratitude: CAA Pays Tribute to Javier Estades

There are some people in life who just get it. We call them naturals. For naturals, it just clicks—the long days, hard work and...
The Sound of Marketing | Podcasting with Erica Arroyo and Amy Tejada of The Lounge Experience

The Sound of Marketing: Getting Started in Podcasting

Why should every manufacturer and retailer have a podcast? The answer is very simple: because it’s important to connect with your customers on all...
Fox Cigar Bar | Mitchell Fox

Passion of the Fox

If there’s one word that comes up often when speaking to tobacconist Mitchell Fox, it’s the word “passion,” something he has a lot of...
Tobacconist University | Certified Cigar Reviews

Tobacconist University: Certified Cigar Reviews

Nothing can help make or break a premium cigar like a review. Google “cigar reviews” and you’ll be presented with about 58,700,000 different results...
Black Star Line Cigars | Adetola Wimberly-Bey

Shining Star: Black Star Line Cigars

Adetola “Aric” Wimberly-Bey was born in Chicago and grew up in an Illinois suburb called Glenwood. As the child of two educators, Bey was...
La Aurora Cigars | Guillermo León

An Enduring Legacy: La Aurora’s Guillermo Leon

La Aurora has been in the cigar industry for over 117 years, and if you ask Guillermo León, the business surrounding cigars has long...
Selling the Seasons

Selling the Seasons

Do you change the way you sell based on the season? I mean, obviously you do BBQs and tailgating in the summer/fall and put...
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