Minneapolis, MN – July 14, 2016 – Boveda Inc., the global leader in 2-way humidity control, and XIKAR, Inc., a leading cigar accessory brand, today announced a long-term agreement pursuant to which Boveda will supply XIKAR with private label custom printed patented 2-way humidity control products for use in the premium cigar market.
The agreement is part of Boveda’s new initiative to expand the availability of its patented 2-way humidity control technology by providing Xikar with custom printed Boveda packets. Boveda will continue to manufacture and distribute its own branded products to the cigar industry.
Boveda’s innovative technology and manufacturing expertise expands XIKAR’s current line of full-service cigar accessories. XIKAR will provide retailers with inventory management and merchandising services, as well as education and training on the 2-way humidity control products.
Tim Swail, Boveda’s Executive Vice President, stated “We believe retailers and consumers will benefit significantly from this new supply agreement, and it adds an exciting new product line to Xikar’s already formidable accessories lineup.” According to XIKAR President Kurt Van Keppel, “Our agreement with Boveda is a natural step in our pursuit to be the turn-key supplier of all cigar accessories, to all cigar retailers.”