Kretek International, Inc. announces today that it will not exhibit at the 2020 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show and convention this July. Kretek International, Inc., parent company to Phillips & King, Ventura Cigar Company, and Tobacco Media Group (TMG) is America’s number one importer, marketer, and distributor of specialty tobacco products sold by convenience, mass, and national retailers.
In a press release today, the Sean Cassar, President of Kretek International, Inc. noted:
“We have always treated the PCA trade show as a smart launching pad for new releases and the best opportunity for retailers and suppliers to meet and build strong relationships. We’ve enjoyed learning about industry trends while receiving some of the biggest orders of our year at the show. The decision to move away from PCA was not an easy one, but after reviewing the state of the industry and our business, we recognized that our goals are not aligned.”
The full text of the press release follows: