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...
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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...
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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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