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What makes one premium cigar different from another? Aren’t they both rolled leaves with a different band on them? What makes a premium cigar brand like Balmoral, produced by Royal Agio Cigars, exceptional and different? How do you sell a product that’s under government scrutiny and faces a barrage of regulations and legislative challenges? These […]
The post Selling Through Awareness: Sales Tips from Royal Agio’s Zev Kaminetsky appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
Companies often believe that just because they think a cigar is great, they can release it and consumers will automatically buy and smoke it. But developing a good cigar—even a great one—is actually only half the battle. When it comes to marketing and selling new and old premium cigar products, Terence Reilly has more than […]
Altria’s response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on premium cigars has sparked much debate and response, most being very negative toward America’s biggest tobacco company and its associated cigar brands like John Middleton and Nat Sherman [read more here]. With other manufacturers, retailers, media and consumers […]
The post IPCPR Responds to Altria’s Premium Cigar APRM Comment appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
At this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade show and convention, General Cigar’s La Gloria Cubana introduced a new full-bodied cigar to its portfolio. “We named this collection in honor of the artisans of our factory in Estelí who did a fantastic job creating the blend and brining a deeper taste […]
The post La Gloria Cubana Estelí Expands Brand’s White Box Blend appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
It was the headline that sparked some debate and a bit of controversy–Altria, America’s largest cigarette company, comes out against FDA exemption for handmade cigars. With the posting of a story on various media outlets including Cigar Aficionado, the leading lifestyle and cigar publication in the premium cigar category, cigar manufacturers, retailers and consumers were […]
The post Inside Altria’s Controversial Premium Cigar ANPRM Comment appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
Several Texas-based premium cigar businesses have been denied by a judge to bring their lawsuit waged against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration back to Texas. The lawsuit, which was originally filed back in January 2018, was moved to Washington, D.C., where the larger lawsuit filed by several cigar trade associations against the FDA has […]
The post Texas Cigar Lawsuit to Remain in D.C. After Appeal Denied appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
In retail, experience is everything. A recent study conducted by San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than material items often felt happier and that their money was better spent. Yes, e-commerce is important and a growing area of business, but nothing beats walking into a retail store to make […]
The post Tobacconist to the World: Retail Tips from Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
Hoyo de Monterrey has teamed up once again with popular cigar maker AJ Fernandez for another collaboration that made its debut at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade show. The new Hoyo La Amistad Black features a meticulously-fermented Ecuadoran Sumatra Oscuro wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves and a Mexican San […]
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CAO is releasing its first ever Nicaraguan-centric blend. The CAO Nicaragua, which made its big debut at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas. CAO Nicaragua is a true tribute to the brand’s Nicaraguan roots. This cigar incorporates a selection of tobacco from Jalapa, Esteli and Condega […]
Cohiba is known as a brand that typically delivers a luxurious cigar made with some of the best tobaccos available and at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), its latest release continues that tradition. The new Cohiba Spectre features eight varieties of tobacco from a broad spectrum of growing regions, soils […]
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