Cigar News: Island Lifestyle Importers breaks with Kretek International

Island Lifestyle Importers has announced the termination of their exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with Kretek International for ‘Island Lifestyle Importers’ Tommy Bahama Luxury Cigar Accessories. The company noted: “Effective immediately all marketing and distribution functions will be facilitated by Island Lifestyle Importers out of their Florida headquarters. All sales and marketing inquiries should be Read more about Cigar News: Island Lifestyle Importers breaks with Kretek International[…]

Cigar News: Kretek International Will Not Attend the 2020 PCA Trade Show

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, Read more about Cigar News: Kretek International Will Not Attend the 2020 PCA Trade Show[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 Update

TPE 2020: New Products Releases, Streamlined Scheduling, Smart Panels, and 1 Big Party Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020) is less than 2 weeks away and it is shaping up to have the largest premium cigar footprint ever. Being the first trade show of the year, TPE is happening Wednesday, January 29, 2020 through Friday, Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 Update[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 Update

Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020), the first major B2B tradeshow of the year for the tobacco and alternative industries is nearly here! Happening Wednesday, January 29, 2020 through Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, TPE 2020 is a must-attend event for all facets of the industry. Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 Update[…]

Cigar News: TPE 2020 All-Industry Celebration Details Announced

For many in the Cigar Industry, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show is always on their schedule, but that is not the only trade show for the industry. The other is the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) which is presented by the Tobacco Media Group (TMG) owned by Kretek International. The TPE is the largest Read more about Cigar News: TPE 2020 All-Industry Celebration Details Announced[…]

Cigar News: Kretek International, Inc. aligns with Gawith Hoggarth Pipe Tobacco Products

For all you pipe lovers out there, it was announced today that Kretek International, Inc., the United States’ largest importer, marketer, and distributor of specialty tobacco products has inked an exclusive distribution deal with legendary Gawith Hoggarth brands. According to today’s press release Kretek International notes: “Established in Kendal, England, in the mid-1800s, Gawith Hoggarth Read more about Cigar News: Kretek International, Inc. aligns with Gawith Hoggarth Pipe Tobacco Products[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo Kicking off February 11

TPE 2019 is about to get into full swing starting February 11, 2019 in LAs Vegas, NV. TPE is the Tobacco Plus Expo, the largest B2B tobacco trade show. Held annually, with this being its 15th year, this trade show highlights a full-spectrum of tobacco, vapor, alternatives and general merchandise products available on the ever-evolving Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo Kicking off February 11[…]

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Becomes Standalone Business Unit

Ventura Cigars, the brand famous for the Archetype, PSyKo SEVEN, Project805 and Case Study cigars, has announced that it will operate as a standalone business unit and full subsidiary of Kretek International effective this month. In the Kretek International press release, Patrick Hurd, Vice President of Sales for Kretek International, Inc. stated: “We’re excited to Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Becomes Standalone Business Unit[…]

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Ventura Cigar Company Continues its Growth with Marketing Talent – Brian Massey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2018 – Continuing to fill its marketing team with industry specialists, the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased to announce Brian Massey’s arrival to the group. Brian will be working under Michael Giannini, who was recently appointed to General Manager of VCC. The cigar industry is no stranger to Brian Massey, Read more about Ventura Cigar Company Continues its Growth with Marketing Talent – Brian Massey[…]