Ten Questions for 2018

It’s almost 2018, which means it’s time for my annual article of speculation. For the last eight years, something that actually precedes halfwheel, I will ask...
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Graded: The Ten Questions for 2017

Another year almost over, another Ten Questions to grade. As loyal readers of the site are aware, my colleague Charlie Minato wraps up each year...
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Regarding An Earlier FDA Lawsuit Article

Earlier today, I published an article titled Court Rules Against Cigar Groups Injunction, Summary Judgment Against FDA. That article, in its entirety, was wrong. In fact,...
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Who Stole the Drone: IPCPR 2017 Recap

Seriously. The insurance people would like to know. Our coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show is almost done. There’s one more editorial...
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Ten Questions for 2017

It’s back. Despite whatever Patrick Lagreid might think, I think I did a B+ job on the Ten Questions for 2016 and as such, I...
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Graded: The Ten Questions for 2016

As part of our year-end wrap-ups, my colleague Charlie Minato asks 10 questions that he thinks will affect either the cigar industry as a whole or...
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Five Reasons Why Cigar Companies Will Acquire More Retailers

Following the news that Imperial Brands, plc—the same company that owns Altadis U.S.A., JR Cigar and the Casa de Montecristo retail chain—purchased Serious Cigars, a...
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InterTabac 2016

Last year, the American media came to InterTabac. This year, the American brands came to Dortmund. InterTabac is the European tobacco trade show. It’s not...
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Price Increases in the World of FDA Regulation

Cigar prices are going up. Over the the last few days, we’ve published stories about what user fees will look like in 2017; another about...
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Five Things: What the Aug. 8, 2016 FDA Date Means

Today, almost every cigar purchased in the U.S. will be sold in a manner much like they were sold on Sunday. And yet, today is...
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IPCPR 2016: Is There Any Way This Bubble Doesn’t Burst?

Since the early part of 2016 I’ve had a theory about this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, one that was developed without any concerns...
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