The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of the news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. In addition, 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 6, Number 41 (Edition 242 9/2/17)

Feature of the Week: Executive Changes at Davidoff 

This week came word of the departures of CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard and Chairman Andreas Schmid from Davidoff.  Beat Hauenstein has been named CEO, and Domenico Scala is Davidoff’s new Chairman. We’ve got the details here.

IPCPR 2017 Reports

We are in the final stages of our IPCPR post-show coverage. Be sure to follow our 2017 IPCPR Digest for our full coverage.

This week we had the following feature stories:

This week we also filed the following reports:

Other News


Editor’s Corner

Legislative News

  • House of Representatives: H.R. 564 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors is now 123.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564.This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 16.
  • House Bill 1136: H.R. 1136 is the legislation to change the Grandfather Date for Deeming Tobacco products subject to FDA Regulation from February 15, 2017, to 21 days after enactment of the regulations. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 86.
  • New York: Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law a bill which raises the minimum price of a cigar to $8.00, plus implements a tax increase.

Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

Reminder, we have partnered with Layne Coffee to offer two unique coffee blends. We have the details here. You can also order your coffee here.

Prime Time Show

This week, we welcomed on Episode 19 Charlie Minato of Halfwheel. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we discussed the aftermath of the Mayweather-McGregor Boxing match. In our regular Deliberation Segment, we had a lightning round of questions.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #10, our subject was “Movin’ On”, as we looked at people in the cigar industry who have moved to different roles in the industry – and what the impacts have been. Plus we smoked Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust’s Todos Las Dias (and put a couple away to age).

Our shows are available on YouTube, Podbean, iTunes, Tune In Radio, and Google Play.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 20 (9/7/17) Tom Lazuka, Asylum Cigars
Episode 21 (9/14/17) Willy Herrera, Drew Estate
Episode 22 (9/21/17): Ryan Frailing, Island Lifestyle Importers
Episode 23 (9/28/17): TBD
Episode 24 (10/5/17): Enrique Seijas, Matilde Cigars
Episode 25 (10/12/17): TBD
Episode 26 (10/19/17): TBD
Episode 27 (10/26/17): Fabien Ziegler, Drew Estate

Special Edition #11 (9/5/17): The Quesada Show with Terence Reilly
Special Edition #12 (9/19/17): The HK Era at Davidoff
Special Edition #13 (9/26/17): Debonaire Ideal with Phil Zanghi

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