Tobacco Plus Expo 2021
Davidoff Appointed Merchants | Left to right: Eliseo Gonzalez (Davidoff), Lana Fraser (Davidoff), Ben Christofferson (Maxamar), Beat Hauenstein (Davidoff), Andrew Considine (Maxamar) and Dylan Austin (Davidoff)

Davidoff’s Finest: A Look at Davidoff’s Appointed Merchants Program

Brick-and-mortar retailers are the backbone of the premium cigar industry, and for manufacturers like Davidoff, they are the company’s ambassadors and a connection to...
HF Barcelona

Upgrading the Lifestyle with HF Barcelona

Retailers and consumers are more interested in personal accessories today than ever before, especially with the current COVID-19 pandemic and the focus on limiting...
Dustin Prudhomme | Cajun Cigar Czar

Opportunity Amid Crisis: Cajun Cigar Czar

Dustin Prudhomme, a Louisiana native, got his start in the tobacco industry like many others—working in retail. Three years ago, Prudhomme worked part time...
Operation: Cigars for Warriors Fulfilling the Mission During the Pandemic

Cigars for Warriors: Fulfilling the Mission During the Pandemic

Every day, I get asked how the COVID-19 virus is affecting the nonprofit organization Operation: Cigars for Warriors (CFW). Like you, CFW has also...
Peder Jeppesen | Pipemaker

A Pipemaking Tradition: Peder Jeppesen

More than 40 years ago, there was a revolution going on within the pipe world. At the time, pipe enjoyment was still a popular...
COVID-19 and the New Normal | Philip Segal IV, Havana Phil'

The New Normal: Tobacconists During COVID-19

Being a tobacco retailer is hard work, but because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more of a challenge. The majority of tobacco...
Glenn Wolfson | CEO, Drew Estate

Back to the Future: Drew Estate CEO Glenn Wolfson, Part 2

In part 2 of the July/August 2020 Tobacco Business cover story, Glenn Wolfson, CEO of Drew Estate, talks about the ongoing fight against FDA...
Terry Gallagher | Smoker Friendly International

Smoker Friendly International: Rebounding from COVID-19

For Terry Gallagher, the president of cigar and tobacco retailer Smoker Friendly International, restless nights aren’t a new phenomenon. Operating more than 150 retail locations...
Marketing Cigars During COVID-19

Marketing Cigars During COVID-19

The premium cigar industry is an industry whose products are founded on social acts. Cigars are smoked in lounges in groups, in backyards among...
Glenn Wolfson | CEO of Drew Estate

Back to the Future: Drew Estate CEO Glenn Wolfson, Part 1

Since its inception in New York City in the mid-1990s, Drew Estate has always been a company that strives for innovation. Beginning with the...
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