Phillips & King International

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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IPCPR 2019: Island Lifestyle Importers

Shortly before last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Island Lifestyle Importers made a rather large announcement for the company. The brand—most noted for its...
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TPE 2019: Day 2

I suspect that day two of the Tobacco Plus Expo will in fact be the best attended day of the trio. Historically, the show would...
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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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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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IPCPR 2018: Phillips & King

While readers of this site might be more familiar with Ventura Cigar Co. than its parent Phillips & King, or even its parent Kretek International,...
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TPE 2018: Day 2 + Conclusion

My goal for Thursday: cover TPE. By the time I got to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, it was already well past noon....
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TPE 2018: Day 1

So Wednesday was interesting. But before we get started, a quick refresher on the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE). It’s an annual trade show hosted by...
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Archetype Strange Passage Robusto

In 2016, Ventura Cigar Co., the premium cigar division of Phillips & King, released an absolutely massive amount of new cigars at IPCPR Convention &...
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IPCPR 2017: Phillips & King

Phillips & King might not be known to most of our consumer readers, but if you are in the cigar business, or really in the...
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