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MNGO, a manufacturer of e-cigarettes and disposable vaping products, has revealed that it has advanced to the “filing” stage of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) process. MNGO has become one of the first independent, family-owned companies to reach this phase of the FDA’s regulatory approval process. MNGO is now […]
C-Store Master, a regional distributor of convenience store products specializing in the tobacco and beverage categories, has broken ground on the company’s new 120,000 square-foot automated warehouse on Oct. 6, 2020. Scheduled to open in Q1 of 2021, C-Store Master has invested $12 million in the warehouse, which will be the only one of its […]
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According to Goldman Sachs’ Bonnie Herzog, the rollout of Philip Morris International’s heat-not-burn device IQOS has been slower than expected, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the slower than expected introduction of this new product in the U.S., Herzog still believes there is opportunity in the heat-not-burn category. During a webinar hosted by the […]
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Weeks after revealing new corporate branding and new initiatives [read more here], Swisher has now revealed that it has realigned and consolidated its broad smokeless tobacco portfolio. Swisher’s smokeless products will now fall under Fat Lip Brands, a new overarching identity for its smokeless division. Fat Lip Brands is just one of Swisher’s strategic businesses […]
Tobacconists in the state of New York are now facing a higher cost associated with doing business. The New York Department of Tax has revised the definition of wholesale price, paving the way for higher taxes on tobacco products. On the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website, the wholesale price definition change […]
Davidoff has announced the upcoming release of the Zino Platinum Crown Series 2020 Limited Edition, a cigar that the company proclaims is “fit for royalty.” “Zino Platinum Crown Series cigars are known to have unique shapes, tastes, blends and aromas that are respectfully drawn from the best of classic cigar making. This release comes with […]
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Arango Cigar Co. has announced that it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for Oliver Twist products. Arango is acquiring the distribution rights from Swedish Match, effective Oct. 1, 2020. Oliver Twist has been in business for over 200 years and is Denmark’s oldest and independent tobacco manufacturer. The company is known for its chewing […]
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The following legislative update was contributed by the Cigar Association of America (CAA) The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced today that it is withdrawing Special Notice L‑698 [link], Clarifying the Wholesale Cost Basis for Out‑of‑State Licensed Tobacco Products Distributors – Effective Oct. 1, 2019, effective immediately. [More info: cdtfa.ca.gov/formspubs/L778.pdf]. This means […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the fall, tobacco businesses are still having to adjust to having few in-person events, stay-at-home orders and consumers going online to interact with their favorite brands. While the future remains uncertain, including when business will be allowed to return to “normal,” one thing is certain: Digital marketing is as […]
La Aurora cigars is expanding its 107 line with the release of the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua in the U.S. This will be La Aurora’s first-ever Nicaraguan puro and is a cigar that will pay tribute to the rich heritage of Nicaraguan tobacco while maintaining the traditions of Dominican cigar manufacturing that have been part […]