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Podcast: Which Cigars Should a Retailer Drop Before a Trade Show?

What dilemmas do retailers face when deciding which lines to drop? Is it as easy as just getting rid of the slow movers? The answer may surprise you. 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 […]

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What is Suitcasing at a Trade Show – The After Show

What does Suitcasing mean in the context of a trade show? Should manufacturers be selling at the trade show if they don’t have a booth there? How is outboarding different? 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 […]

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VODCast: Dave Reports on TPE 2022

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Dave returns from Las Vegas where he fills us in on the Tobacco Plus Expo… How has TPE grown? Who exhibited? Did he buy? In the first hour we smoke an artisan cigar as we catch up on the happenings in Vegas, plus 11 years ago today, Barry was a guest on The Cigar Authority for the first […]

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La Mezcla Cubana Rothschild to Relaunch at TPE

A rejuvenation of the La Mezcla Cubana line is ready for its relaunch at the 2022 TPE Show in Las Vegas, NV. With a comprehensive portfolio that offers a blend for every palette, United Cigars is offering another line with a budget friendly price. First debuting in 2006 through Cigar Agency, La Mezcla Cubana was sold throughout the United States until 2013 when United Cigars bought the brand. Today, La Mezcla Cubana is produced at […]

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Bandolero by Selected Tobacco Announced as 2022 Limited Edition Firecracker From United Cigars

The return of the highly anticipated and highly coveted limited release Firecracker from United Cigars is here and 2022 will feature the Bandolero Firecracker from Selected Tobacco. In 2006, from the creative mind of David Garofalo, the Firecracker line was born. The first cigar on the market with a long piece of tobacco at the head was shaped like a ‘wick’ or ‘fuse’ to capture the name of the line; Firecracker. After a few years […]

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Garofalo La Famiglia Cigar Line Shipping To Retailers January 2022

United Cigars is proud to announce the release of the new Garofalo La Famiglia cigar line which will begin shipping to retailers in January 2022. The new Garofalo La Famiglia is a special collaboration between New England retailer David Garofalo and Nick Perdomo, Jr., president, and CEO of Perdomo Cigars. “Making a special line of cigars for my close friend, David Garofalo, is an honor for the Perdomo family,” states Nick Perdomo, Jr. “The original Garofalo Legacy Series […]

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VODCast: First Cigar Trade Show Since The Pandemic

This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe, for over a year now, the pandemic has caused all trade shows to close, and Las Vegas has not allowed a trade show to happen until now.   TPE – The Tobacco Plus Expo just wrapped up and we will tell you how it went.    Also, there is an all-out war against flavored cigar… they could be banned.  How will that […]

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United Cigars Releasing New Look Firecracker at TPE

The United Firecracker hit the market in 2006 as a shop exclusive and has since grown into the United portfolio. The United Firecracker has kept its original form with a fuse like wick at the cap since its introduction to the market. This short vitola (3 ½ x 50) has captured the attention of retailers over the years not only as a cigar with balanced strength but as the cigar to celebrate the 4th of […]

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TPE 2020: Tobacco Business Awards – Did Dave Win?

Last night at the Tobacco Plus Expo the Tobacco Business awards were announced. The exclusive invite-only event took place at Club 101 at the Sahara in Las Vegas with almost 300 people in attendance. In the audience was our own David Garofalo who was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year which we have the video announcement below. Other winners on the night included Carlo “Carlito” Fuente (Legacy Award), Arturo Fuente Hemingway Untold Story (Dominica Cigar […]

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VODCast: We Prepare For Tobacco Plus Expo 2020

With all the controversy and separation in the cigar industry we prepare for the TPE – Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 where all parties in the tobacco world will unite. What is scheduled and what is not but will happen anyway… we’ll discuss today on The Cigar Authority. We will look at the players in the industry from giant corporations to small family businesses and from the manufacturers to the retailers. Who will be there and […]

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