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Tobacco Business Magazine July/August 2018IPCPR Preview: Now and Tomorrow
The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is gearing up for its annual trade show with new appointments and big plans. Tobacco Business recently talked with the association’s new executive director about the upcoming show and plans for the future.
Plus: Product Previews

STARTUP
Who’s the Boss / Mastering Working Relationships
Miami Cigar & Co.’s Jason Wood shares his tips for building familial bonds in the workplace and the benefits they bring to your business.

In the Field / How to Make Your Brand Speak
Feel like your sales and marketing efforts are falling on deaf ears? Aganorsa Leaf’s Terence Reilly tells you how to get retailers and consumers excited about your tobacco products.

Case Study / Thinking Outside the Box
Do your brands and packaging need a reset? Find out the process Avanti Cigars went through to rebrand its well-known brands for a new generation of cigar smokers.

Selling Point / Selling Through Awareness
Royal Agio’s Zev Kaminetsky reveals the key to building brand awareness for premium cigars and how communication is the key to driving sales.

PREMIUM CIGARS
Pioneering Spirit
Oettinger Davidoff is celebrating 50 years of Davidoff cigars and honoring Zino Davidoff’s legacy in a big way.

The Band Plays On
In celebration of the Avo Cigar brand turning 30, Avo Uvezian’s past meets the present day as Davidoff remembers the man and his many memorable cigar compositions from over the years.

All in the Family
Nearing 125 years in business, J.C. Newman Cigar Company offers a compelling example of the American dream.

Macanudo’s Golden Anniversary
General Cigar Company celebrates 50 years of Macanudo in 2018.

In the Pursuit of Passion
As he celebrates the 15th anniversary of Tatuaje Cigars, Pete Johnson reflects on his journey of entrepreneurship in the cigar industry and the passion behind his thriving brand.

Son of Tobacco
As a third-generation owner of Tabacalera El Artista, Ram Rodriguez is leading his family’s tobacco business into new territories and growth with a bold new vision and challenge to traditions.

Sisters of the Leaf
As an often-ignored segment, women are taking on a male-dominated industry and letting their opinions on the world of premium cigars be heard.

A Tale of Two cigars
Like its other releases, Cornelius & Anthony’s upcoming Mistress and The Gent cigars tell a story.

PIPES
Joao Reis: A Pipemaker’s Evolution
After 20 years, making pipes remains as fresh as ever for Joao Reis.

THE RETAILER
Tobacconist to the World
Retailers, it’s time to step up your game. Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots tells you how tobacconists can rethink their businesses to create an unforgettable retail experience.

Vegas’ Dynamic Duo
How Michael Frey and Jason Samuelson have turned the art of luxury lounges and cigar shops into a science.

NEXT GENERATION
Heating Up Heat-Not-Burn
Philip Morris International and other tobacco companies are making a big push into alternatives to combustible cigarettes. How will heat-not-burn fit into the harm-
reduction landscape?

LEGAL
Warnings Galore
California gives guidance on compliance with Proposition 65 and health warning requirements under the FDA’s deeming regulations.

The Cigar Industry vs. the FDA
The cigar industry has been challenging onerous regulation in court and through congressional lobbying, but to what effect? Tobacco Business spoke with Henry Roemer of the law firm Finger, Roemer, Brown & Mariani LLC for a progress report on how efforts toward regulatory relief are playing out.

CRA Corner: The Smoke is Blowing in a Different Direction
Make your vote heard.

NATO News: Cigar Warning Mandate Decoded
The FDA has issued new warning label requirements for cigars—and the compliance date is looming.

SOUND ADVICE
The Alchemist
When it comes to creating an ultra-premium cigar, Debonaire Cigars’ Philip Zanghi’s passion and faith combine into a unique philosophy that can give your business the transformation it needs to be a success.

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