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VODCast: Dave Is Back From PCA 2022 with New Cigars, Rumors & More!

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Ed Sullivan and David Garofalo are back from PCA 2022 and they have a lot to talk about! It was Ed’s first time there and he will let us know if it was everything he thought it was! In the first hour Dave throws down 4 cigars that he did not buy yet from the show. We choose a […]

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PODCast: Which Cigars Should a Retailer Bring in? – The After Show

What should retailers be shopping for at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA)? It’s not necessarily just new cigars. What does Dave look at when he goes to the PCA? You need to bring in what your customers want. 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 […]

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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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PCA 2021: Some New Items Featured At The Show

For the first time in two years retailers descended on Las Vegas Nevada for the annual cigar trade show. Rebranded from IPCPR to PCA in 2019, last year was supposed to be the inaugural quintessential cigar show of the year, however COVID-19 had different plans. This past weekend on The Cigar Authority we caught up with Dave who reported live from the trade show floor just before the doors opened. Normally each year, Dave attends […]

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PERDOMO Will Be Attending The 2021 PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas

Perdomo Cigars has announced it will be attending the 89th Premium Cigar Association Annual Convention & International Trade Show hosted July 9th – 13th, 2021 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We are excited to be attending our 25th year at the trade show,” states Nick Perdomo. “It will be great to see our customers and get life back to normal. We are shipping punctually; we have great stocks of […]

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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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The Cigar Authority 2019 IPCPR Coverage

It’s the eve before the opening of the last ever IPCPR Trade show. No the show isn’t coming to a close, but in 2020 the IPCPR will have a new name as we reported before anyone else last week. Over the next few days we invite you to check back often as we meet with some of the top manufacturers and their representatives as we bring to you information and a first look at some […]

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IPCPR Hires Experienced Trade Show Executive as Senior Director of Trade Show & Events

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced the hiring of Lisa Cox, CMP as its new Senior Director of Trade Show & Events. Cox brings significant trade show experience to the position, serving most recently as the Vice President of Events at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, where she oversaw 13 meetings and the annual trade show. Under Cox’s leadership, the annual trade show revenue grew more than 50%. […]

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I’m Leaving…

Peter, Paul & Mary said it best…”all my bags are packed and I’m ready to go” but they weren’t going where I’m headed. The 80th Annual I.P.C.P.R. Cigar Trade Show begins Thursday with Seminars and Parties till the wee hours of the night.

This will be the largest cigar trade ever! Close to 300 different exhibitors with latterly thousands of new products…over 1,360 trade show booths! If you’re in the cigar business, you have to be…

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