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Cigar Sales

Podcast: Help Wanted – The After Show

Many industries including cigar retailers are having a hard time finding new employees. Why is this happening, and is there any solution? Plus David shares a story about his Uber ride to the TPE trade show.. 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 […]

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House Subcommittee Passes Bill That Would Ban Online Cigar Sales

Earlier this year a slew of bills were submitted that looked to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 years old. One of those bills H.R. 2339 included language that would ban on-line cigar sales as well as ban flavored tobacco within two years after the bill is signed into law. The bill which currently has 89 sponsors would prohibit retailers from selling all forms of tobacco that weren’t done face to face. According to […]

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Brick & Mortar Vs Online – A David Garofalo Editorial

Brick and Mortar Cigar Retailers Vs. The On-Line Discounters THE GREAT DEBATE Another editorial by David Garofalo I just saw the numbers from Black Friday in retail, down for yet another year. Small Business Saturday, down again for another straight year… and finally, Cyber Monday up however again for another record-breaking day and year. So it got me thinking… For the past decade this has been a hot debate throughout the entire retail world, store […]

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Springfield, MA Considering Ban of All Single Cigar Sales *Updated*

The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts is meeting tonight to consider approval of a few items, including the ban of all single cigar sales. The council will vote to go on record urging the Springfield Board of Health to issue regulations that would ban the sale or distribution of “any cigar or cigar package that contains fewer than four (4) cigars.” The vote is non-binding but would reflect the council’s support, under council rules. As of […]

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