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February,
2007



Retail Profile:
Two Brothers Cigars Give the People What They Want
By Jeff Bolton, Photos by Mike Wilshin
North of Dallas, Texas, in the sprawling suburb of Plano, Two Brothers Cigars is doing a thriving cigar business by focusing on the basics. Their motto, “Smoking is not a crime” is just one of the secrets to its success.
Manufacturing Regions:
Calming Political Jitters
By Dale Scott
The return of Daniel Ortega as the President of Nicaragua has left many cigar makers there suddenly feeling vulnerable. But some are less worried than others.
Merchandise Focus:
From Zero to Full Speed in RYO
By Chris Brickers
The small specialty tobacco manufacturer Conwood Company of Memphis, Tenn. went from zero to number one in roll-your-own/make-your-own (RYO/MYO) tobacco on January 1.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Tobacco Issues in 2007: A Return to the Past, Forging the Future
- by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Tobacco Retailing


Merchandise and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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