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April 1999
Volume 26
Number 2



Shop Talk:
Fine Grade Tobaccos... and More
by Jim Lawson
In the heart of America's cigar country, F.G.T. Enterprises puts quality pipe tobaccos on center stage.
Cigar Report:
Machine Made Cigars
by Bob Ashley
Price resistance for quality, everyday smoke has made these as popular as ever. But "popular-priced" need not mean "lower-quality," as you'll discover in this investigation.
Major Manufacturers:
Seita: Consolidated Cigar's French Connection
by Jonathan Bell, European Editor
Few American retailers know much about France's Seita, but its influence will certainly be felt in time as the new owner of Consolidated Cigar.
Trade Show Preview:
RTDA Annual Convention and Trade Show
Truly a buying show, this four-day event provides retail tobacco shops with an unparalleled opportunity to view and purchase a wide selection of premium tobacco products.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Fighting Mad, Fighting Back
by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Equipment and Services for Effective Retailing


Products and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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