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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…