July 8, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Davidoff of Geneva USA

For the first time in quite some time, I didn’t know what to expect from Davidoff of Geneva USA at a trade show. I knew…

IPCPR 2019: Gran Habano

The final day of the trade show is traditionally a slow one, so I found Gran Habano president George Rico sitting with the gentlemen from…

IPCPR 2019: La Palina

La Palina always seems to have at least one new product to show off at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show every year, but this…

Poll: 59 Percent of Exhibitors Have Lost Faith in IPCPR/PCA’s Leadership

Over half of the companies surveyed by halfwheel have indicated they do not have faith in the leadership of the IPCPR/PCA to operate and grow the…

IPCPR 2019: La Familia Robaina

While the big news for La Familia Robaina right before the show was a name change from White Hat Cigars, the company was selling a…

IPCPR 2019: Antigua Esteli

Owner of Antigua Esteli Art Garcia was excited to talk about his new products and was certainly pumped up that his booth had won the…

IPCPR 2019: CLE Cigar Co.

The CLE booth is a bright white shining beacon on the show floor, and being hard to miss, that’s a good thing for attracting retailers….

IPCPR 2019: Benchmade Knife Co.

Thursday night, i.e. the night before the trade show started, I got an email from Benchmade, the famed American knifemaker. Last year, the company introduced…

IPCPR 2019: Lars Tetens

Lars Tetens is back. No frills or tassels, according to the marketing materials. But there was a walled-off section of the Alec Bradley booth dedicated…

Imperial Brands, plc Says £2 Billion Divestiture “On Track” for May 2020

There is now a timeline for the proposed sale of Altadis U.S.A., JR Cigar and 50 percent of Habanos S.A. Imperial Brands, plc—the British multinational…

IPCPR 2019: Matilde

As was the case in 2018, Matilde did not have anything new to show off at during the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show this year….