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A business is only as successful as the person who leads it. Rene Castañeda, president of Villiger Cigars North America, has spent the past two years coming up with solutions for the company’s problems. In 2016, Villiger Cigars North America had gotten off track. There was a massive public overhaul of the company’s management; the […]
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Worldwide smoking bans, higher tobacco taxes and more stringent governmental regulations are making it increasingly difficult for small, boutique cigar manufacturers to eke out an existence in the all-out survival-of-the-fittest war for shelf space in retailers’ humidors. However, those legislative and fiduciary barriers that governments seem to relish throwing at premium cigar manufacturers these days […]
2018 is a big year for General Cigar Co.’s Macanudo brand–the iconic cigar brand turns 50. To mark the occasion, General Cigar Co. has various product launches, special events, and retail promotions planned beginning in March that the company is calling The 50 Days of Macanudo. Jose de Castro, vice president of marketing, commented: “In […]
Oettinger Davidoff AG’s leadership structure at its headquarters in Basel is changing. This comes as the company adjusts to its new CEO, Beaut Hauenstein, and Davidoff of Geneva U.S.A. has announced several staff changes. In a press release, the company announced that Charles Awad, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Innovation, is leaving the […]
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Villiger Cigars is breaking into the new year with a new cigar release. The follow-up to the company’s popular 2017 La Flor De Ynclan is the La Vencedora. This cigar celebrates Villiger’s 130 years in business. La Vencedora–translating to “The Victor”–is Villiger’s first full-bodied cigar and is a Nicaraguan puro covered in a Nicaraguan Habano […]
Another Super Bowl nears and La Flor Dominicana’s annual football-themed cigar makes its return as well. With this year’s Super Bowl being played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, on Feb. 4, La Flor Dominicana will be releasing its Football Edition 2018 exclusively to Minnesota cigar retailers. La Flor Dominicana’s football-themed cigars have […]
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Oscar Valladares is switching it up for their newest release. The new Oscar Valladares Ciserón Edition will be the first cigar from the company to feature an Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper, a departure from the company’s typical Honduran tobacco. The cigar boxes will also feature five pieces of art working by Honduran artist Elmer Ciserón Bautista. […]
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Altadis U.S.A. is going in a completely new direction for the next installment in the Romeo y Julieta line. The company has announced the new Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta, set to arrive in retail stores in March 2018. Altadis is describing the new cigar as having “complex flavors, aroma and exceptional balance.” […]
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The co-owned Fuente Newman Distribution Company that has brought together the Fuente and Newman families is getting a new name. The two families announced that their joint distribution company will now be known as the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company. The Fuente an Newman families’ partnership dates back to 1990 when the two families created FANCO […]
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The spring of 2005 seemed to be the end of St. James Perique for pipe tobacco blends. The owners of L.A. Poche in St. James Parish, Louisiana, didn’t buy any tobacco to process that year, and they planned to sell their existing tobacco inventory and shut down the last surviving perique processing facility. While one […]