Alex Goldman

Drew Estate Picks STG Canada for Canadian Distribution

Drew Estate is getting a new Canadian distributor. The company has chosen Scandinavian Tobacco Group Canada (STG Canada) as its new distributor effective Aug. 28. As...
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Drew Estate Adds Stephan Qarimi as International Market Manager

Drew Estate has announced that Stephan Qarimi is the company’s new international market manager and director of travel retail. Qarimi spent 11 years with Royal Agio...
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Swisher International and Drew Estate Push For Expansion in Asia

As part of a plan to expand their presence in Asia, Swisher International Inc. and Drew Estate Tobacco Company announced today that they have appointed Asia...
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Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo 2015

It’s been two years since halfwheel’s last visit to the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo (TPC), the annual two-day winter trade show geared towards convenience store operators but...
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$13.6 Million Settlement Reached in House of Oxford, California Excise Tax Dispute

One of the most prominent names in the distribution of cigars has settled a high-profile tax evasion case with the U.S. government. The Department of...
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IPCPR 2014: Royal Gold

For its second year at the trade show Royal Gold has also moved on to a much larger booth design, part of the reason being...
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Larger Casino Gold HRS to Debut at IPCPR 2014

Royal Gold Cigars will be the latest to enter the 7 x 70 category in the form of The Whale, the sixth and largest size...
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Press Release: Drew Estate and Royal Gold Cigars Announce NIRVANA

February 5, 2014 (Miami, Fla.) — Royal Gold Cigars has partnered with renowned cigar manufacturer Drew Estate for their latest premium, hand-rolled cigar release, NIRVANA...
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Price Increases Not Expected For Ten Companies

While it might seem like cigar prices are increasing across the board, for every company that is raising prices, about one seems to be avoiding...
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Nirvana Toro (Prerelease)

A few months after Royal Gold was announced, the new premium cigar division from Swisher International, the company announced—in a roundabout way—that it would be...
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IPCPR 2013: Royal Gold

We said that Royal Gold was the most interesting thing going into IPCPR 2013, that probably wasn’t the case given the uproar over Sindicato. That...
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