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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Iwan Ries & Co. Leads Lawsuit to Block Chicago Tobacco Tax Increase

On Tuesday, a group led by historic Chicago cigar retailer Iwan Ries & Co. filed a legal challenge to the city of Chicago’s pending tobacco tax...
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Bill to End Operation Choke Point Clears U.S. House of Representatives

A bill seeking to bring an end to Operation Choke Point, the government program launched in 2013 that seeks to disconnect certain businesses from the banking...
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