Global Marketing & Distribution introduces 14 cigar lines at the IPCPR Show
By Stephen A. Ross
Foolhardy, heady, rash and reckless are all words one might use to describe a boutique cigar company with the temerity (or cojones) to debut at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) Annual Convention & International Trade Show with more than a dozen cigar lines. Most new boutique companies take a measured approach, preferring to slowly build their reputations and relationships within the industry one day at a time and then build their product portfolio according to demand.
On the surface, Leenid Gilman, president of Global Marketing & Distribution (GMD), appears to eschew that deliberate pace. His company debuted a whopping total of 14—yep, count ‘em, 14— new cigar lines at this year’s show. GMD has easily made one of the biggest impressions at an IPCPR show since the whirlwind Cigar Boom days of the middle and late 1990s.
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