Building a Great Online Reputation

Building a Great Online Reputation

It used to be that a retailer built a solid reputation with quality merchandise, friendly service and a charming smile. Today’s world is more...
The Chalenges of Hiring the Right Employees

The Challenges of Hiring the Right Employee

It’s been said that the dynamics between folks across the cigar industry are more like family than business. For many tobacconists, hiring employees isn’t...
It’s Wise to Accessorize

It’s Wise to Accessorize

We all agree; cigars sell. That’s why we’re in this crazy business. We love cigars. We love selling them. We love buying them, and of course we love...
Scott Regina, Emerson's Cigars | Tobacconist Magazine

Emerson’s Cigars

There’s a third-generation chocolatier in Italy, Giovanni Ferrero, who said, “Tradition is like a bow. The more we stretch the bowstring, the farther we...
Mombacho Cigars | Tobacconist Magazine

Mombacho Moment

It seems rather appropriate that an idea was born atop Mombacho volcano. Indeed, Mombacho, whose name means “mother of our land,” gave birth some...
Lake County Cigars | Mary Lynn and Don Kane

Adventures in Marketing

Are your store sales lagging behind expectations? Or perhaps you’re looking for ways to enliven your store’s atmosphere and make it the happening place...
Bayou Tobacco | Tobacconist Magazine

Bayou Tobacco

In her wildest imagination, Sarah McCauley never dreamed of owning a premium tobacco store, but sometimes opportunities that might seem out of reach are...
Foundation Cigar Company | Tobacconist Magazine

Firm Foundation

“Tobacco is like a baby. Gotta keep it warm. Keep it sheltered … all the time care. All the time work … and in...
Nat Sherman | Michael Herklots

Nat Sherman: A Retailer’s Manufacturer

Some people just have it—that natural instinct for seizing opportunity. Some see danger and play it safe; others see possibilities and take the risk....
Cornelius & Anthony | Tobacconist Magazine

Perseverance Pays: Cornelius & Anthony

Though Cornelius & Anthony might only be two years old, the fledgling premium cigar company can trace its lineage in the tobacco world to...
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