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June/July,
2001



Retail Spotlight:
Toluca Lake Tobacco Co.
by Joseph Finora
Tobacco retailing has taken a beating in California, with numerous casualties and many battered survivors. Why would anyone choose to enter this downcast market? Ask the new owners of Toluca Lake Tobacco Co., who saw an opportunity to capitalize on California's smoking restrictions.
Trade Show Preview:
RTDA 69th Annual Convention & Trade Show

A sneak peak at the events and exhibitors that will make the 2001 RTDA trade show in Tampa Bay, the place to be in August.
Distributor Events:
Insider Deals at the J.B. Russell Show
By Jim Lawson
Importer and distributor James B. Russell held its own, targeted pipe show for the trade in April. Retailers who attended were rewarded with enticing discounts, access to brand-new merchandise, and a dizzying array of inventory from which to hand-select.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


"Serious About Your Business"
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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