Xikar announced a new long-term supply agreement with Boveda under which Boveda will manufacture and supply Xikar 2-Way Humidity Control products using Boveda’s patented technology which had been chosen as Best Cigar Accessory 2015 by Cigar Journal readers.
Xikar will have its sales team visit retail locations to help facilitate inventory management and merchandising, and to provide education and training on 2-Way Humidity Control products. Boveda will continue to sell and distribute their own branded products worldwide as they do today.
According to Xikar President Kurt Van Keppel, the addition of Boveda-powered packets completes Xikar’s humidification offering: “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.” Scott Almsberger, Xikar Chief Design Officer adds, “Within the category of consumer humidification, Boveda carved out a significant niche; we are happy to bring two-way humidification products into our family of full line humidification products.”
Boveda Executive Vice President, Tim Swail added, “We believe consumers will be the biggest beneficiary because our agreement with XIKAR and their world class sales force and infrastructure will help increase the reach of Boveda’s patented 2-Way Humidity Control technology.”