Tobacco Plus Expo 2020
Tony Bellatto, La Barba Cigars

Rite of Passage: La Barba Cigars’ Tony Bellatto

Making the leap from being a casual consumer of tobacco products to becoming a full-on manufacturer of your own brand is not easy. The challenges...
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...
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...
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...
Mike Edwards, Airreys Cigars

The Advantage of a Disadvantage: Mike Edwards and Airreys Cigars

Mike Edwards is a professional athlete and serious entrepreneur. Born in Manchester, England, and raised in Florida, Edwards launched his own lifestyle brand centered...
Lord and Lady Carnarvon, Highclere Castle Cigars

Small World, Big Opportunities: A Look at Highclere Castle Cigars

If you’ve watched the popular television series “Downton Abbey,” you’ve seen Highclere Castle, a working estate in England that served as the home of...
Edward Simon, Oettinger Davidoff

The Way Forward: The Future of Oettinger Davidoff

Earlier this year, Oettinger Davidoff announced that Jim Young, president of Davidoff of Geneva North America, would be adding the title of chief commercial...
Ian Walker, Northern Briar pipes

Classically English: Ian Walker’s Northern Briars

Ian Walker, owner of the English pipemaking company Northern Briars, is celebrating a big anniversary this year—the 60th year of his company’s birth in...
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