November/December 2015 | Tobacconist magazine

November/December 2015

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Nov/Dec 2015
Vol. 26, No. 5


El Martillito: Lessons from the hammer
In a half-century, Padron Cigars has survived kidnap attempts, bombings, civil war and embargoes. It seems appropriate then that a hammer has symbolized its determination and its success.

State of Affairs
While debate over federal regulations and laws on tobacco drag on interminably within the D.C. Beltway, a few determined groups of men and women are in an annual fight for the rights of tobacconists at the local and state levels.

Welcome to the Barn
Anstead’s Tobacco Company in Fayetteville, North Carolina, wants to provide you with the best cigar experience it can. One step through its doors and it becomes evident that that won’t be very hard to achieve.

Continuing Evolution
After 140 years, Davidoff has learned the arts of adaptation, expansion and longevity. Don’t let the company’s age fool you though; it’s ready to prove the 21st century is only the beginning.

Business: Holiday Tips
Ah, the holidays: a time for parties, relaxation and family, right? Well, maybe after breaking last year’s sales record. We’ve put together a few tips to help you maximize profits this holiday season.

Business: How to Season a Humidor
It’s a simple task, but if your customer doesn’t do it, the collection of cigars they’ve cultivated over the years is in real danger. We offer a “how to” on seasoning humidors to help you educate your customers on protecting their investment.

Business: Email Marketing
If you think it’s “so 1990s,” think again. Email marketing can still have a positive impact on your business. We give you a few pointers on how best to utilize this often misused marketing medium.

Business: EMV Technology
Times are definitely changing in the credit card industry, and some of those changes could impact how you manage and process future transactions.

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