Richard L. DiMeola
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Consolidated Cigar Corporation
From the Print Edition:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Summer 96
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CA: When do you see that day coming?
DiMeola: I think that this year we can begin to expand it slowly.
CA: Are you talking about two or three years before it's available to tobacconists across America?
DiMeola: Availability like any major brand? I don't see it ever becoming available like any major brand. I think it's going to be an exclusive brand...but it will sell a substantial number of cigars.
CA: In 1995, how many Montecristos were sold to the consumer?
DiMeola: Under a half a million.
CA: For 1996, what are you budgeted?
DiMeola: Maybe a million.
CA: In 1997?
DiMeola: I haven't gone that far.
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