Jonathan Drew and Willy Herrera of Drew Estate at Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

Cigar Event ”Wow” Power

Ask top tobacco retailers to describe their current premium cigar business and you will hear words such as “growing,” “opportunity” and “comeback.” Ask about...
Cannabis Dispensary

All Eyes On Cannabis: The Budding Opportunity

Marijuana is top of mind. With tobacco businesses increasingly under pressure, is the Almighty Bud an answer to profit prayers? Is it just about...
Shore Thing Cigars | Tiffany Ashley, Paul Copeland, Luke Bryan

It’s a Shore Thing: An Interview with Shore Thing Cigars’ Paul Copeland

Paul Copeland is the owner of Shore Thing Cigars, a lifestyle lounge that sells premium cigars, beer and wine, and is located along the...
IPCPR 2017 JM Tobacco

IPCPR 2017: Product Highlights

Amidst U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  filings and industry lawsuits, the show must go on! And with it, so do product unveilings, limited...
Age Verification

Acing FDA Age Verification Rules

Since the FDA’s deeming regulations went into effect on August 8, 2016, anyone selling tobacco products must verify that the purchaser is over 18...
Celebrating 50 Years of Davidoff Cigars

Pioneering Spirit: Celebrating 50 Years of Davidoff Cigars

In 1911, Henri Davidoff established an eponymous specialty tobacco retail shop in Geneva, Switzerland, creating the foundation of what would become a globally recognized...

Restoring History: Inside J.C. Newman’s El Reloj Restoration

For J.C. Newman Cigar Company, its history and the stories that come from it are at the core of its business. It was back...
Looming State Budget Deficits Require Retailers to Act

Looming State Budget Deficits Require Retailers to Act

With governors across the country issuing stay-at-home orders and requiring the partial or complete shutdown of businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state...
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