March 2000


Compact Odor Fighter
Tobacco distributor G.A. Andron has introduced a new odor fighter to combat the smell of tobacco smoke in clothing, carpet, furniture, cars, and other items that come in heavy contact with cigar smoke. The two-ounce spray bottles are available in a 12-unit point-of-sale display case. Suggested retail is $2.99 per bottle.

G.A. Andron & Co., Tel: (800) 221-1634

Cigar Brand Authority
Cigar lovers and store staff alike can stay fully informed of the cigar marketplace with author Rich Perelman's one-volume authority on every brand of cigar marketed nationally in the U.S., now in its all-new 2000 edition. The 756 pg. reference features in-depth profiles of 1,222 cigar brands, histories of 40 classic brands, a 500-year cigar timeline, an almanac of cigar facts, and even a metric ring gauge conversion chart. Suggested retail, $12.95.

Perelman Pioneer & Company, (323) 965-4900.

Rolling German-Style
Fred Stoker & Sons, Dresden, Tennessee, offers retailers a full selection of make-your-own cigarette supplies produced by top German producer, Efka. The Priveleg cigarette making machine is easily operated by consumers and can quickly make a daily supply of cigarettes, or the pocket-sized El Rey. Smoker's will want to stock up on economy-size packs of El Rey filter tubes, and a selection of Stoker's own RYO tobaccos. Finally, you'll want to offer Efka's Smokey box collection, hardpack cases to carry a full pack's worth of MYO cigarettes.

Fred Stoker & Sons, Tel: (888) 243-9377.

Solo's Y2K Displays, Match Lighters
Retailers looking to display quality lighters at their point of purchase can now take advantage of two eye-catching displays from Solo Lighters. The displays, which may be wall-mounted or placed on a counter top, are pilfer-proof and accommodate lighters in a unique clear tube packaging system which allows customers to view the design details of the lighters from all angles. There are two sizes - a 24-unit version and a 48-unit version. Solo is also offering a new style of lighter, the "Match" series. The "Match 1" has a clear see-through case design which shows the interior working parts of the turbo flame lighter mechanism. The "Match 2" has a textured hobnail surface finish for a sure grip in wet conditions. Both of these lightweight water resistant lighters are perfect for the boat or the beach.

The Lighter Co., Tel: (888) 443-6540, Web: www.getlit.com.

SMOKESHOP - February 2000