In early December 2018 Oliva cigars opened a new factory called TABOLISA II in Esteli, Nicaragua.
“I still think Imperial should buy (Swedish Match)”, said a veteran cigar company executive, who preferred not to be identified. “Then they’d have all the brands.” Cuban brands, that is.
THE latest online cigar auction from London’s C.Gars Ltd saw cabinet after cabinet of beautiful cigars go under the gavel.
Oettinger Davidoff and Illusione cigars decided to cooperate together in order to open the pan-European market for their brands.
Jim Colucci of Sindicato Cigars has been named the Chief Operating Officer and President of Gurkha Cigars.
There’s nothing new about a long-time cigar fan deciding to throw his hat in the ring and produce his own blend. However, Riste Ristevski’s Jas Sum Kral cigars, branded by Ristevski as “Boutique as f*ck,” have garnered plenty of online attention since debuting in late 2015.
Nicaraguan heritage is very important to Enrique Sánchez, founder of Global Premium Cigars. When he walked into Néstor Plasencia’s office in 2010, he was told to emphasize his roots. It was not the first time – and certainly not the last – that he took the cigar legend’s advice.
Omar de Frias, founder of Fratello Cigars, announced that his company, in partnership with W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist, will be offering relief to federal employees in the DC area.
Royal Agio Cigars USA and Avanti Cigar Company recently made the joint decision to end their exclusive distribution agreement for the U.S. market effective February 1, 2019. Avanti will now reassume all distribution and sales activities for the U.S.
Ventura Cigars announced its new status as a stand-alone business unit and full subsidiary of Kretek International, Inc.
J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has officially launched its newly designed website.
Looking around the landscape of the cigar industry, one thing notably missing is the presence of African-American brick & mortar owners, especially females. Shirley McClellan opened the Fire & Smoke Cigar Parlor in Baltimore, MD with a mission.