CBD: On the Brink of Big

It’s a rare moment to have a clear view of an industry illuminated with near-certain potential for exponential growth. But in 2018, with society’s perception of cannabis shifting...

IPCPR Summer Show 2018

Desert heat, sizzling new products, cigars being rolled real-time, leisurely networking over lit cigars, and even an actual (unintended) fire.

P&K to Distribute AJ Fernandez in CA

Gregory Mottola 7/11/2018
California can be a tough cigar market. There are plenty of cigar smokers, but state regulations can make it difficult even...

Tommy Bahama Accessories


Island Lifestyle Importers is exclusively partnering with Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) for marketing and distribution...

Impulse Buying Power

Price Kutter 5/2/2018
IT’S HAPPENED TO US ALL. We’ve each entered into a store with a list or certain items in mind and have found ourselves walking out with something we never intended to purchase...

Open or Closed

Price Kutter 4/27/2018
The vaping trend has been a lucrative profit source for retailers seeking growth in the past few years. Thousands of  products have been released into the marketplace, attracting new customers and...

The Luxe Life

SLEEK CARS. FINE WATCHES. TOP SHELF LIQUORS. These are just a few product categories where the allure of the hard-to-reach draws customers into a store. For a look...

Profit Beyond The Plant

PKFWD 12/26/2017
$6.5 BILLION IN 2016. $7.8 BILLION by 2020. $20.2 billion by 2021. These mind-boggling figures reflect current revenue and projected revenue from sales of legal cannabis in North America...

2017 IPCPR Wrap-up

The P&K IPCPR Booth was as busy as ever, despite speculation that new FDA rules and some states’ taxes would keep retailers from the show.

Ventura Cigar Company Acquires Cuban Cigar Factory

Aaron Loomis 8/21/2017
June 2017 – Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cuban Cigar Factory, a boutique, craft cigar business based out of San Diego, CA