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August,
2004



Premium Cigars:
Tabacalera Perdomo: On a Roll
By W. Hart Lane
Nick Perdomo’s quest for greater integration continues to draw Tabacalera Perdomo deeper into the farms of Nicaragua as he guides the company’s growth well into its second decade.
Retail Technology:
Whole-Store Humidification
By Dale Scott
Retailers who deal primarily in cigars often toss out the humidified display cases and walk-in humidors and humidify the entire store. The benefit is a single, controlled environment that protects delicate cigars from damaging humidity swings.
Regulation Watch:
Banning Tobacco Displays
By Luc Martial
The prospect of relegating all tobacco products to behind-the-counter status flies in direct opposition to the trend of "tobacco-only" retail outlets. Advertising and promotional bans have made in-store merchandising a final, crucial frontier that must be protected.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


FDA Regulation of Tobacco:
It may be closer than ever...
- by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Specialty Tobacco Retailing


Merchandise and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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