TPE 2023 Big News, Bigger Show

Tobacco Business 6/13/2022
TPE, the tradeshow that brings together the buying power of thousands of independent retailers, local distributors, brands, and manufacturers, is pleased to announce an exciting change this year. In addition to the hundreds of tobacco, alternative, and tobacco-related exhibitors, TPE23 is expanding its show floor and focus to include new exhibitors that fulfill the independent retailer’s multi-category inventory needs. As such, TPE23 will be officially changing its name from Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) to Total Product Expo (TPE).

Phillips & King Introduces New Brand and Digital Strategy

Tobacco Business 1/25/2022
Phillips & King International, Inc. is kicking off 2022 with a new brand identity and the announcement of a forthcoming new wholesale e-commerce platform. A distributor of thousands of diverse products since 1906, Phillips & King has a long, successful history serving independent and small chain convenience, tobacco, and liquor retailers across the United States...

Building a Great Online Reputation

Tobacco Business 3/29/2021
It used to be that a retailer built a solid reputation with quality merchandise, friendly service and a charming smile. Today’s world is more complicated. Customers are sharing their good and bad shopping experiences on internet review sites such as Yelp, Google and Angie’s List, and on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The power to polish or tarnish a business image has largely been handed over to a horde of faceless reporters...

TPE21 Going On as Scheduled

Tobacco Business 3/12/2021
Tobacco Media Group (TMG), parent company of the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), is excited to confirm that TPE21 will be held in-person May 12-14, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). On Feb. 11, 2021, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak unveiled his state’s re-opening plan...

Cohiba Blue Toro Review

Cigars & Leisure 3/10/2021
The Cohiba Blue demands attention immediately on account of its bold blue band design, a visual “tell” proclaiming that the parent company wants to show us something quite new. You won’t have any trouble picking this cigar out of a big inventory in your local retailer’s humidor...

5 Morning Habits of Successful Tobacco Entrepreneurs

Tobacco Business 2/22/2021
When FUBU founder and CEO Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, sat down to write his latest book Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life, he tackled a simple question that not many entrepreneurs take the time to fully explore: how and why are some people more successful and productive than others given that everyone has the same 24 hours in a day to work with?

Slaughterhouse is Back!

Phillips and King 2/17/2021

Farm-to-table fresh, Slaughterhouse cigars are expertly crafted with a satisfying blend of tobaccos for an exceptional smoking experience - at a price that won't butcher your wallet! No-fuss. No-frills. We trimmed the fat down to the bone for a robust and savory smoke that won't break the bank...

J.C. Newman Announces New Havana Q Cigars

Cigars & Leisure 2/13/2021
The newest value cigar, Havana Q has hit the shelves. This new cigar by J.C. Newman comes in a variety of different ring gauges to cater to the modern cigar smoker’s varied preferences. It is offered in a vacuum-sealed humidor-bag, making it easily storable and merchandised within brick and mortar locations and more available to cigar smokers everywhere...

6 Tips for Making Your Tobacco Store More Female Friendly

Phillips and King 2/2/2021
Many companies and tobacco brands report that their customer breakdown by gender hovering around 80/20, with males being the predominate sex. This figure does not mean tobacco retailers should completely ignore their female customers.

Cigar Aficionado Reveals its Top 25 of 2020

Phillips and King 1/18/2021

The much anticipated Cigar Aficionado Top 25 list has arrived and we just so happen to carry several of these highly regarded cigars. Detailed below is a comprehensive list of all the cigars that we carry from Cigar Aficionado's rankings which you can pick up today!