BROOMFIELD, Colo. — With products ranging from new pouch flavors to "Star Wars"-themed hookah masks, exhibitors at the recent Smoker Friendly tobacco conference and festival unveiled potential new profit makers for the estimated 300 retailer attendees.
The other tobacco product (OTP) category is showing promise recently for many retailers, including major chains such as El Dorado, Ark.-based Murphy USA and Laval, Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard, the parent of the Circle K chain.
At the trade show, new flavors for Zyn, a pouch product from Swedish Match, as well as combustible hemp options from host company Smoker Friendly were popular.
Here’s a rundown of some standout products …
Cigars: Altadis USA
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Altadis USA is partnering with A.J. Fernandez Cigar Co., Doral, Fla., for its latest line of cigars, Trinidad Espiritu. The release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Trinidad brand and also celebrates vintage Caribbean culture, the company said.