Kretek International

Kretek Completes Acquisition of Tobacconist, Pipes & Tobacco, Cigars & Leisure

Kretek International has announced that it has completed its acquisition of five former SpecComm tobacco media properties, including: Cigars & Leisure CTS Report Pipes &...
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Island Lifestyle Ends Distribution Agreement with Kretek

The distribution and marketing agreement between Island Lifestyle Importers and Kretek International is over. On Wednesday, Island Lifestyle announced that effective immediately, it will be...
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Phillips & King/Ventura Cigar Co. Pull Out of PCA 2020

Phillips & King and Ventura Cigar Co., both owned by Kretek International, will not be exhibiting at the 2020 PCA Convention & Trade Show. The...
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Kretek International Restructures, Ventura Cigar Co. Staff Reduced (Update)

Kretek International, the parent company of Phillips & King International, Tobacco Media Group and Ventura Cigar Co. is undergoing a major restructuring that will include...
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Kretek International Acquires Tobacconist, Pipes & Tobacco, Cigars & Leisure and TobaccoReviews.com

Kretek International—the parent company behind Phillips & King, Ventura Cigar Co., Tobacco Plus Expo and others—has announced that it has acquired some of the former...
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Kretek Announces Changes to its Sales Leadership Team

Kretek International, Inc. has announced a trio of appointments to its sales leadership team that the company says will help better align brands and efforts, while increasing the organization’s overall focus. The company has promoted Patrick Hurd to the position of chief sales officer, a role in which he will lead the long-term direction and […]
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Ventura Cigar Co. Becomes Standalone Unit

Beginning today, Ventura Cigar Co. will become a standalone unit as part of the larger Kretek International business. Ventura’s salesforce—currently seven outside sales representatives with...
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Kretek Acquires Foundry

Michael Giannini will once again be heading Foundry. Kretek International has announced that it has acquired Foundry Tobacco Co. from Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). Terms of...
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Ventura Ships Archetype Crystals, Curses and Cloaks

Ventura Cigar Co.’s new Archetype Fantasy Miniseries is now en route to retailers. It’s a collection of three cigars: Crystals, Curses and Cloaks. Each is...
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Tobacco Media Group Adds Dawn Conger

Tobacco Media Group (TMG), the parent company of the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) conference and trade show, has announced the hiring of Dawn Conger to...
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Ventura Cigar Co. to Distribute Island Lifestyle Brands, Tommy Bahama Cigar Accessories

Kretek International’s premium cigar division, Ventura Cigar Co., will take over the distribution of Island Lifestyle Importers and its Tommy Bahama cigar accessories. The companies...
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