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On Your Shelf | Tobacconist | Tobacco Business March April 2021

On Your Shelf: March-April 2021

Rare Leaf Reserve Manufacturer: Aganorsa Leaf Sizes: Robusto (5 1/4 x 52), Toro (6 x 54), Titan (6 x 60) MSRP: $10.99-$12.10 per cigar Rare Leaf Reserve is...
Nestor Andrés Plasencia | Plasencia Cigars

The Eternal Apprentice: Nestor Andrés Plasencia Jr., Part 1

The premium tobacco industry is full of recognizable figures and names, but few garner the level of respect and admiration as the name Plasencia....
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...
Cigars for Warriors

For the Cause: An Interview with Smokers Haven’s John Curtis

“Live to serve” encompasses all things related to Operation: Cigars for Warriors (CFW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to deployed U.S. troops. The men and...
Bugatti Group | Vulcan Lighter

A New Flame: Bugatti Group

Lighters can often offer retailers above-average profit margins and also increase the amount of money customers spend on their average purchase orders. For any...
Renegade Cigars | Brandon Hayes

A Convenient Transaction: Renegade Cigars

What does innovation look like in tobacco retail today? For a good example, look no further than Renegade Cigars, located in Richardson, Texas. In...
Tobacconist University | The Tobacconist Handbook Second Edition

The Tobacconist Handbook

In 2009, Jorge Armenteros published the first edition of The Tobacconist Handbook. At the time, Armenteros had to self-publish this book because few publishers...
Adrian Acosta | Cigar Culture | Instagram Like an Influencer

Instagram Like an Influencer

Is your tobacco business on Instagram? Adrian Acosta, owner of The Cigar Culture Brokerage and the Instagram account @thecigarculture (which has more than 25,000...
Jeff Haugen | Crux Cigars

The Crossroads of Fun and Business: Crux Cigars

Before he entered into the tobacco retail business, Jeff Haugen, the owner of Crux Cigars, wanted to own a hardware store—several of them, to...
FasTrax | hoose the right point-of-sale system for your tobacco retail store

“POS-itive” Retail Solutions: Tips for Choosing a Point-of-Sales System

Retailers have to make a lot of important decisions, but none are more important than choosing the right point-of-sale (POS) system. POS systems offer...
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