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Oct./Nov.
2001



Retail Analysis:
Tobacco Shops Adjusting and Staying Alive
By Bob Ashley
What it does it take to compete and survive in today's retail cigar market? The answers, according to many retailers, are the same as they always were, but with a new twist.
Merchandise Focus:
Xikar Defines Cutting Edge
By Dale Scott
When cigar enthusiast Kurt Van Keppel set out to build a better cutter, little did he know his company's funky-looking, practically addictive device would breath fresh air into a stagnant category and emerge as a new career.
Taxation Issues:
Oregon Retailer Wins Cigar Tax Rollback
By Joseph Finora
An Oregon cigar shop fought to bring cigar sales back to local retailers. Exorbitant taxes had largely driven box sales to Internet and mail-order companies, depriving the state of the very taxes it thought it was collecting.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


"A Gut Punch to America"
by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Specialty Tobacco Retailing


Challenges Ahead...


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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