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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...
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....
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...
Pipe Smoking Techniques

Ask the Tobacconist: Pipe Smoking Techniques

Our new series "Ask the Tobacconist" is devoted to answering questions from our readers and from their customers as submitted by the retailer. It...
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...
Carlos Fuente, Sr.

Carlos Fuente Sr., 1935–2016

Carlos Fuente Sr., patriarch to the Fuente family and longtime leader of one of the premium cigar industry’s best-loved and most famous cigar companies,...
Casa Fernandez | Aganorsa Leaf | Tobacconist Magazine

All About the Leaf

Aganorsa Leaf is the new name for Casa Fernandez. The company, in making the change, is paying homage to its strength, the Nicaraguan Aganorsa tobacco...
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...
Should your store host a pipe club?

Should Your Store Host a Pipe Club?

Americans, for all of our famous individualism, are joiners at heart when it comes to our hobby interests. Country clubs, hunting and boating and...
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...
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