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Feb./March
2002



Luxury Cigarettes:
Targeting Cigarettes' Big Spenders
By Dale Scott
If mass-market brands are the commodities of the cigarette industry, then luxury brands are the quiet niche that appeals to smoking's connoisseurs. For most folks, these aren't the standard pack-a-day smokes. And when it comes to in-store sales, manufacturers suggest retailers borrow some of the mystique surrounding premium cigars - know what differentiates the products, and what makes them special.
Cigar Spotlight:
Miami Cigar & Co.: Tasting the Flavor of Success
By Joseph Finora
Miami Cigar developed its Tatiana flavored cigar line from scratch and continues to refine it with line extensions, merchandising support, and attempts to open new markets. It has become the new star in its range of cigar offerings.
Tobacco Retailing:
Location, Location, Location
By Bob Ashley
It's the age-old adage of siting a retail business: Location is everything. But tobacconists face both common and unique challenges in selecting from regional malls, strip malls, or stand alone stores. Which is best? Each have their own merits, but even industry veterans disagree. It all depends on what type of tobacconist you want to be.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Retailers Fighting Back
by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Specialty Tobacco Retailing


Products and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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