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Podcast: Are Acquisitions Good For The Cigar Industry? – The After Show

Matt Booth and Room 101 were acquired by STG (Forged). Will there be more acquisitions and does this hurt the cigar industry? The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at

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VODCast: The Cigar Industry Prediction Show

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… It is one of our most listened to shows each and every year since we began doing it. It’s also our most controversial show to some. Everyone waits for it our listeners, manufacturers and other bloggers… It’s the long awaited PREDICITIONS SHOW… We look into the Crystal Ball & Guess on Mergers, Acquisitions & Trends in the Cigar […]

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VODCast: Cigar Industry Prediction Show

It’s one of the most popular shows every year and we expect this year to be no different. It’s the Cigar Industry Prediction show. We see so many reps, sales managers and brand owners over the course of the year and we hear more then our fair share of rumors. Some of them can quickly be written off, but some of them might just hold some truth to them. This year we make our prediction […]

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Altria Group Acquires Nat Sherman

Altria Group, Inc.  today announced that it has acquired the privately-held Sherman Group Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (Nat Sherman). Nat Sherman sells super-premium cigarettes and premium cigars, and joins Philip Morris USA Inc. and John Middleton Co. as part of Altria’s smokeable products segment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Nat Sherman has a terrific brand portfolio which complements Altria’s existing smokeable product segment,” said Marty Barrington, Altria’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and […]

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