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Aug./Sept.
2000



Cigar Manufacturers:
Ernesto’s Ascent
by Bob Ashley
If only the story of every tiny Miami cigar manufacturer had as happy an ending as Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s El Credito Cigar Co. Producer of the wildly successful La Gloria Cubana, Ernesto is busy doing what he does best - making creating cigars - with the logistical support of Swedish Match S.A.
Producing Regions:
What's Next from Nicaragua
by Mike Jesse
Estelí has firmly taken center stage as Nicaragua’s defacto cigar-making center, where a massive manufacturing shakeout has given way to a strange new reality: regrouping, and even expansion for some of the emerging survivors.
Cuban Cigar Report:
Habanos Gets Down to Business
by E. Edward Hoyt III
The 1990s were a difficult decade for nearly every aspect of the Cuban economy, cigars included. But after weathering the disappearance of Soviet funding for its agriculture infrastructure, the Cuban cigar industry is flush with cash from a new alliance with Europe’s Altadis S.A. Changes are underway, and Habanos S.A. is again setting its sights on the world market.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


The Shrinking Cigar Arena:
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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