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PCA 2020: The Reckoning is Here

The moment of reckoning has arrived. On Friday, Altadis U.S.A., Davidoff of Geneva USA, Drew Estate and General Cigar Co.—likely the four largest companies in…

Altadis, Davidoff, Drew Estate & General Not Exhibiting at PCA 2020 Trade Show (Update)

Four of the largest cigar companies have announced they will not be exhibiting at the upcoming 2020 PCA Trade Show & Convention, formerly known as…

10 Thoughts: CigarCon 2020, A Bad Idea, is Canceled

And after all that, there will be no consumer day—at least for 2020 and hopefully not for 2021 either. Earlier today, the Premium Cigar Association…

Graded: Ten Questions for 2018

With 2018 counting down its final days, it’s time to take a look back at an article that is an annual tradition on halfwheel, Ten…

Dawn Conger Departs IPCPR

One of the main people behind the annual IPCPR Convention & Trade Show has left the organization. Dawn Conger has confirmed to halfwheel that she…

IPCPR Announces 2018 Trade Show Attendance Numbers

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced the attendance numbers from this year’s convention and trade show, and they’re up, at…

IPCPR 2018: Cigar in the Bottle

Johnny Soyak of Cigar in the Bottle was here with the same cigar and liquor that was shown off last year, however this year he…

Ten Questions for 2018

It’s almost 2018, which means it’s time for my annual article of speculation. For the last eight years, something that actually precedes halfwheel, I will ask…

Graded: The Ten Questions for 2017

Another year almost over, another Ten Questions to grade. As loyal readers of the site are aware, my colleague Charlie Minato wraps up each year…

Mark Pursell Departs as IPCPR CEO

The International Premium Cigars and Pipe Retailers Association will soon be looking for a new chief executive officer, as today the organization announced that Mark…

Chicago Tobacco Tax Increase Delayed

A proposed tobacco tax increase in Chicago that was scheduled to go into effect on July 1 has been delayed, as the city has agreed…