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Jim Colucci, the president and CEO of Sindicato Cigars, has been named the new chief operating officer (COO) and President of Gurkha Cigars. Colucci will now oversee Gurkha’s day-to-day operations while Gurkha will in return represent Sindicato Cigars. Colucci has over 40 years of experience in the tobacco industry. He has been president and CEO […]
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Jessi Flores, director of Drew Estate’s Subculture Studios, has announced that he’s leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Flores joined Drew Estate in 1999 after he was discovered by Jonathan Drew, founder and president of Drew Estate, in Estelí, Nicaragua. Drew liked Flores’ style of street art which has been a prominent feature in […]
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Criminals broke into Casa Cuevas Cigars’ Miami-based warehouse on Feb. 10 and stole the company’s entire stock of cigars that were contained inside, amounting to approximately $70,000 in losses. Since discovering the break-in, which has was caught on security camera, the company has cooperated with Miami-Dade law enforcement officials in hopes of recovering the stolen […]
In celebration of this year’s Procigar Festival, Quesada Cigars has announced the upcoming released of the Quesada 1974 cigar. This cigar represents Quesada’s strong traditions, fresh take on innovation and continuing history. It was in 1974 when the Quesada family emerged as a cigar manufacturers after having spent many years in the tobacco industry as […]
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Drew Estate has announced that it will release two new quick smoke products at this year’s Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2019 trade show in Las Vegas, Feb. 11-13, 2019. These new products, ACID and Tabak Especial “Frenchies” are small cigars that will make their debut at TPE and will mark the kickoff of the 20th […]
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General Cigar has announced a first its super-premium Cohiba brand–the first Cohiba to be wrapped in a Connecticut Shade wrapper. The new Cohiba Connecticut will feature a complex blend of Brazilian Mata Fina and Dominican Piloto Cubano, Nicaraguan Jalapa to enhance the cigar’s overall strength; and Dominican Olor for added depth. The cigar’s Mexican San […]
Nat Sherman International has announced the promotion of James Shaffer to the position of national sales director. Shaffer will begin his new position on March 1, 2019, when David Lafferty vacates the position on Feb. 28, 2019 to begin his new position at Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust [read more here]. Brandon Luna, a territory manager […]
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David Lafferty has been named the new vice president of sales at Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT). Lafferty is a tobacco industry veteran, having spent eleven years at Drew Estate and most recently the executive director of Nat Sherman International’s premium cigar division. He is scheduled to begin his new position at Dunbarton Tobacco & […]
Royal Agio Cigars USA is expanding its San Pedro de Macorís cigar line with two new blends that will make their debut at Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2019 in Las Vegas, Feb. 11-13, 2019. San Pedro de Macorís is crafted by Royal Agio Cigars and was first introduced at the 2018 International Premium Cigar & […]
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Before he was 9 years old, Christian Eiroa recalls spending time on Honduran tobacco farms just for fun. Eiroa’s friends were the children of other tobacco farmers, and he would often spend school breaks working in the fermentation department of his family’s tobacco factory. Yet, despite growing up within a strong tobacco culture, he resisted […]