July 2, 2019

Cigar Trade Groups Appeal Court Decision to Throw Out FDA Substantial Equivalence Delay

Earlier today, attorneys for three cigar trade groups and three Texas-based cigar businesses filed a motion to throw out a May court decision that would...
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IPCPR 2019: JRE Tobacco Co.

JRE Tobacco Co’s booth is the same elongated layout it has had in the past, and while it was tucked away over on the side...
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IPCPR 2019: Caldwell Cigar Co.

Caldwell Cigar Co had a couple of surprises this year, along with some new packaging and another collaboration between Robert Caldwell, Matt Booth and Abdel...
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IPCPR 2019: Illusione

After resurrecting a brand that was thought to be dead at last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Illusione had three more tricks up its...
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IPCPR 2019: Jas Sum Kral

Jas Sum Kral isn’t allowed to have one of their new products at the show, but it is still proudly advertising it. Riste Risteski was...
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IPCPR 2019: Toscano

One of the more surprising success stories of the last few years has been Toscano. The Italian cigarmaker—a completely different subset of products compared to most the cigars you read about on this website—is distributed by Miami Cigar & Co. and doing well. While in the booth, I overheard a rather prominent retailer remarking how […]
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IPCPR 2019: Crux Cigars

After showing off three brand new cigars at last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, things are a quite a bit less frantic for Crux...
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IPCPR 2019: Casa Cuevas

Over the past year or so, the Casa Cuevas name has been appearing on more and more retail shelves, and this year the company is...
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IPCPR 2019: Boveda

I had been meaning to get to the Boveda booth each day of the trade show. It’s quite dry in Las Vegas and it’s not...
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IPCPR 2019: What’s in My Bag — Charlie Minato

My bag for IPCPR 2019 is virtually identical to what I used to cover the 2018 trade show. I’ve actually reduced a few items but...
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IPCPR 2019: Day 3 Recap

The 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show is almost over, and I am the last one from the halfwheel team to post a recap. While...
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