The company will now manufacture and distribute all Sosa brands including Sosa Classic, Imperio Cubano, Macabi, & Santa Julia.
A.J. Fernandez announced Bernie Rodriguez to be hired as new Director of Operations. Frank Santos is hired as Marketing Director for the A.J. Fernandez brands.
Cubancigarwebsite.com, the biggest online data base of cuban cigars, is offline after suffering a complete data loss on December 7, 2016. Website manager Alexander Groom disclosed the reason to be corrupted backup files on the servers and said that the lost files are not retrievable.
General Cigar announced that effective November 28, 2016, Vice President of Marketing Alan Willner is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
Under the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) manufacturers and importers of tobacco products [etc.…] have to submit key information to the authorities in the Member States in which they plan to market the products.
Joakim Widell lives on the island of Gotland and is field worker, farmer, blender, and roller, all in one, for his cigar, Tektor. About eight years ago he was given some tobacco seeds as a gift and he began the experiment of planting tobacco on Gotland.
Jeff Borysiewicz wanted to see if it was possible to grow tobacco in Florida again, so he set up the first tobacco farm in the state since 1977. Back in the day, Florida was the second-most important tobacco growing region in the United States, after Connecticut.
The fourth annual Cigar Smoker of The Year Awards, founded by Boisdale, is set to add some extras festive cheer in London this December. The star-studded, ceremony takes place on December 12 at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.
Christian Eiroa, founder of C.L.E. Cigars, announced in a press release the partnership between Rolando Reyes Sr.’s family and C.L.E. Cigars. He stated that the factory operations as well as Rolando Reyes Sr.’s blends will remain in control of the Reyes family.
Linda Giang, former manager of Sky Tobacco in New Jersey, has taken on a new role with Hathor Group as Brand Ambassador, Cigar Curator, and Social Media Liaison. Hathor Group distributes cigars and single-cask whiskies throughout South East Asia.
Xikar announced a new long-term supply agreement with Boveda under which Boveda will manufacture and supply Xikar 2-Way Humidity Control products using Boveda’s patented technology.
Foundation Cigar Company’s soon-to-be-launched brand The Upsetters will be distributed by Miami Cigar Company. After leaving Drew Estate, Foundation Cigar Company was founded by Nicholas Melillo in June of 2015 and debuted El Gueguense at the IPCPR trade show in July of that year.