Inter-Continental Buys Roxwell, Westport Brands

Purchase expands lines of pipe tobacco, tubes and filtered cigars
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MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. – Inter-Continental Trading USA Inc., manufacturer of the OHM, 752, Shargio and Kashmir brands of other tobacco products (OTP), has announced the purchase of the Roxwell and Westport pipe tobacco, cigarette tube and filtered cigar brands from a Florida company.

Inter-Continental officials said the purchase not only expands the Mount Prospect, Ill.-based company’s portfolio but also opens up new sales channels and private-label opportunities.

“We’ve been committed to growth over the last several years, despite the turbulent OTP market,” said Shargio Patel, president of Inter-Continental. “We are excited of the potential the Roxwell and Westport brands offer in terms of expanding our market penetration.”

Romas Marcinkivicius, owner of Romar Universal Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which sold the brands to Inter-Continental for an undisclosed price, said, “I have always admired what Shargio has accomplished with the OHM and Shargio brands, and look forward to seeing the same continued success with Roxwell and Westport.”

The Romar brands included in the purchase are Roxwell Pipe Tobacco, Roxwell Cigarette Tubes, Westport Pipe Tobacco and Westport Filtered Cigars.

Founded in 2004 by Patel, Inter-Continental manufactures and distributes OHM Pipe Tobacco, OHM Filtered Cigars, 752 Pipe Tobacco, 752 Filtered Cigars, Shargio cigarette tubes and accessories, and the Kashmir line of rolling-paper products. All Inter-Continental products are made in the United States.

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