Whiff Industries, known for its portfolio of products designed to eliminate odors from cigar smoke and other sources, has announced that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Quality Importers Trading Company.

The agreement will give Whiff Industries immediate access to an increased number of brick and mortar retail locations both domestically and internationally, as Quality Importers has added the company’s products to its vendor portfolio known as CLaaS, or Cigar Lifestyles as a Service. The line is currently in stock and available for order by retailers through Quality Importers.

“We are looking forward to embarking on this new adventure with Quality Importers Trading Company as our first foray into partnering with a distributor for the Whiff Out brand,” said Holly Howard, sales director of Whiff Industries, via a press release. “We are a family-owned business producing high quality and effective odor eliminating products while providing top notch customer service to our current and prospective accounts. Quality Importers is known for its global reach, market presence and its ease of access for the tobacco industry to view and purchase products from their high profile and industry-leading accessory assortment.”

Whiff Industries’ products are produced in York, Pennsylvania, and are known for being eco-friendly. For cigar smokers, one of the central products is a non-water soluble, biodegradable ultra-fine crystalline ashtray deodorizing powder that is offered in three scents, Classic, Rustic and Vintage. The company also produces an odor eliminating aerosol free spray in its signature classic scent that is non-oil based as well as colorless.

“We’ve built distribution and logistics capabilities that have made QI the leading accessories supplier to the industry and provide us with the opportunity to grow into new subcategories of products,” said Michael Giordano, ceo and founder of Quality Importers Trading Company founder, via a press release. “With increasingly fewer options available to consumers regarding where to enjoy their tobacco products, in-store cigar lounges and the home have become the top choices for many. The benefits that Whiff Out odor neutralization products provide are a natural next step in helping to make these environments as pleasurable as possible.”

Quality Importers’ portfolio of brands includes XIKAR, Palío, Cigar Caddy, Humidor Supreme, DivPro, Get-a-Grip, Hydra humidifiers, Hygroset hygrometers, Stinky ashtrays, and Shuriken cutters.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.