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Oct./Nov.
2000



IF YOU HOST IT, THEY WILL COME…
…or will they?

Staff Report

This year’s RTDA exhibit hall seemed downright quiet at times: Such an expansive space for such a focused group of retailers. But sales tell the real story, and the story - for most - was good.

Trade Show Merchandising Report:
CIGARS: Full Speed Ahead
by E. Edward Hoyt III
Are there really fewer cigar smokers in the martketplace? You’d be hard-pressed to tell given the number of new cigars introduced by manufacturers this summer. Tobaccos are aged; production isn’t rushed; the fly-by-nights are gone… Could it get any better than this?
Trade Show Merchandising Report:
CIGARETTES: On a Roll
by E. Edward Hoyt III
Soaring taxes and price increases prompted by the Master Settlement Agreement have fueled the growth in the roll-your-own and make-your-own cigarette segment, reflected by numerous product introductions in this once sleepy, European segment.
Trade Show Merchandising Report:
PIPES: On the Move
by James Lawson
Hopes of a grand-scale, nationwide pipe boom may have been wishfull thinking, but the industry has found the next best thing: a measurable surge in pipe orders that had major suppliers smiling at the San Antionio RTDA trade show. Retailers were tempted with plenty of new offerings.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


RTDA Buyers Came Through...
by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Specialty Tobacco Retailing


Legislation, Regulations, and Initiatives


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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