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Manufacturers smoking mad over fake cigars

...president and chief executive officer of Fort Lauderdale-based Altadis USA, the world's largest maker and distributor of cigars...Federal and state law enforcement officials, at the request of Altadis, have made more than a dozen arrests over the past six months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/06/bus_80351.shtml
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Wal-Mart counts on category chiefs to help it grow business

...not from our company," said Hank Harris, national account manager of Swisher, the nation's no. 2 cigar maker behind Altadis. Swisher belongs to an elite group of vendors that Wal-Mart has picked as so-called category advisers. In return for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/22/bus_390004.shtml
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Cuba might start trademark wars

...dignitaries. Today it is the flagship of 27 premium brands produced by Habanos, equally owned by the government and Madrid-based Altadis SA, which was acquired last year by Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group PLC. Cuba never registered its version of Cohibas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/06/bus_547001.shtml
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