The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. We will also recap what happened on our Stogie Geeks show. Finally, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8am Eastern time.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 5, Number 37 (Edition 186 8/6/16)

Feature of the Week: Post IPCPR Trade Show Announcements Swarm 

This past week was dominated by the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer (IPCPR)’s 84th annual Convention and Trade Show. However as you can see in our “Other News” section, there was a flurry of additional product announcements. Some were by companies who were at the trade show, but opted not to show all product (i.e. packaging not ready a major reason). Others were by companies who opted to stay home. This was probably the most post IPCPR product-centric news in the week following the show that we have ever seen.

Our product-centric coverage was present throughout the trade show. Over the next couple of weeks we will be compiling our detailed post-game coverage. A full digest of all of our product coverage can be found here.

Detailed IPCPR Coverage

Other News

FDA News:

FDA Regulations for the cigar industry begin to go into effect on Monday August 8th, 2016.

On Going Coverage

Legislative News

  • Senate Bill S. 441: S. 441 is the Senate Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. This week, no new co-sponsors were added.  The total sponsor count remains at 21.
  • House Bill HR 662: H.R. 662 is House Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. This week no new co-sponsored were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 166.
  • House Bill 2058:  H.R. 2058 is the House Bill to change the effective date for cigars subject to FDA regulation from 2007 to 21 months following any proposed regulations are put into effect. This week no new co-sponsored were added. The total number of sponsors is now 72.

Editor’s Corner

This month’s editorial was called Green Visor and Typewriter


Stogie Geeks

This week we did a IPCPR recap with Jonathan David as our Special Guest Host. We broke down the IPCPR Trade Show. In our Debonaire Ideal, we took a look at IPCPR After Hours. Finally, we reviewed our favorite IPCPR smokes in our Stogies of the Week.

Stogie Geeks Shorts

This week we published our interview with Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, the Davidoff CEO.

Stogie Geeks News

This week we took a look at Davidoff White Label Extensions, the Connecticut Shade releases out of TABSA, and the post IPCPR releases from Espinosa.


Stogie Geeks Throwback

This week we go back to Episode 21, Who’s Your Daddy?

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