The 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) trade show concluded on Thursday, January 30 with the 3rd annual Tobacco Business Awards ceremony.
The Tobacco Business Awards recognize exceptional and outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and brands operating within the cigar industry, and awards are also granted in other categories, such as retailers, franchises, mass-market products, and accessories. Nominations were generated from the entire industry, including retailers, manufacturers, and consumers and close to 11,000 votes were cast.
Here are this year's Tobacco Business Awardees (click each picture for award category and awardee):
*The Hugo Chairman Award, named after Kretek International’s chairman Hugh Cassar, was chosen by the Tobacco Business magazine staff and a select number of industry insiders.