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There’s a new release coming to commemorate the VegaFina’s brand nearly two decade history. VF 1998 is handcrafted by the Grupo de Maestros, the same group behind the iconic Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo and H. Unman brands. VF 1998 is described as a top-notch premium cigar that features proprietary tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic, […]
Gurkha Cigars has announced the upcoming re-release of its grandfathered brand, San Miguel. This premium cigar marks the third recent offering by Gurkha Cigars that is made with tobaccos grown by Aganorsa Leaf in Nicaragua. San Miguel is a Nicaraguan puro made with Aganorsa’s signature double Nicaraguan binder and includes Nicaraguan filler and Nicaraguan shade […]
General Cigars has announced the upcoming release of CAO Bones, a cigar inspired by dominoes and dice, a combination that pairs well with a cigar in hand and in the company of friends, both old and new. In a press release, Rick Rodriguez, CAO’s blender and brand ambassador, commented on the new release: “Bones is […]
JUUL Labs has submitted a Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s JUUL System, an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product. JUUL’s PMTA application included comprehensive scientific evidence for the JUUL device as well as its Virginia Tobacco and Menthol flavored JUULpods. Both of these pod […]
Retailers and consumers are more interested in personal accessories today than ever before, especially with the current COVID-19 pandemic and the focus on limiting one’s unnecessary exposure to germs through sharing items, such as cutters and lighters. That’s why companies like HF Barcelona are bringing attention to their products that can enhance the cigar lifestyle […]
NACS 2020 is the latest industry event to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trade show put on by the National Association of Convenience Stores, a trade association focused on the advancement of convenience and fuel retailing. Among the show’s exhibitors are a number of tobacco manufacturers, along with retailers operating in the convenience […]
J.C. Newman Cigar Co. introduces Yagua, a classic cigar with Cuban roots that the Newman family has recreated in Nicaragua. Yagua was first teased at the 2019 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show and convention. Yagua’s story dates back to 1940s Cuba and was inspired by J.C. Newman PENSA’s General Manager, Lazaro Lopez, […]
Altria Group, Inc. has announced its 2020 second-quarter and first-half business results and reestablished its 2020 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) guidance. In the report, Altria reported that it had net pre-tax charges of $50 million that were directly related to costs for disruptions caused by, or brought on by efforts to mitigate the […]
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Dustin Prudhomme, a Louisiana native, got his start in the tobacco industry like many others—working in retail. Three years ago, Prudhomme worked part time at the Charlotte Cigar Club located in North Carolina. It was at this job that he learned the basic processes and hidden culture involved in the business side of the cigar […]
Marlboro maker Altria said it expected full-year earnings to rise as much as 4% from last year and announced plans to expand the availability of its iQOS heated-tobacco devices in more markets in the U.S.