TPE 2019
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...
E-Alternative Solutions Leap

Leaping into Nicotine Salt

In a category characterized by constant innovation, it can be hard to keep up with the latest “next big thing.” After all, plenty of...
MMS Distribution Bo

Bo is Back

Designed to be smaller and easier to use than the “box-style” designs currently on the market, Bo Vaping’s closed-system device seemed like the perfect...
Plain Packaging

The Plain Truth: The Ineffectiveness of Plain Tobacco Packaging

Imagine walking into a humidor that has dozens of different companies represented with hundreds of SKUs, but every cigar and tobacco product on the...
Chris Tarr, General Cigar Company

Demand and Supply: Trade Marketing Insights from General Cigar’s Chris Tarr

Trade marketing is the backbone of the tobacco industry. For those unfamiliar with the phrase, the main goal of manufacturers in trade marketing is...
Jorge Armenteros, Tobacconist University

Back to School: A Look at Tobacconist University

What’s the key to retail success? It’s a question that many tobacconists ask when searching for the products, technology and business plans that will...
Banning Flavored Tobacco Products is Not the Answer

Banning Flavored Tobacco Products is Not the Answer

Proponents of bans on tobacco flavors suggest that the existence of flavored tobacco products causes teenagers or young adults to initiate or continue tobacco...
The SAFE Kids Act Misses the Mark on Tobacco Control

The SAFE Kids Act Misses the Mark on Tobacco Control

As we head into fall and the colors of the leaves begin to change, things have been somewhat hectic for members of the industry....
Rob Norris, President of Altadis USA

An Interview with Altadis U.S.A. President Rob Norris, Part 1

When he was 25 years old, Rob Norris was at a crossroads in his young career. After graduating from the Liverpool John Moores University...
Boris Wintermans, Balmoral Cigars

Driving Curiosity: Royal Agio Cigars’ Boris Wintermans, Part 2

For part 1 of "Driving Curiosity," an exclusive interview with Royal Agio Cigars' CEO Boris Wintermans, click here. Discovering New Taste Horizons Since its launch three...
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