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 47 (Edition 248 10/14/17)

Feature of the Week: Janelle Rosenfeld Departs Altadis U.S.A.

Janelle Rosenfeld, Altadis U.S.A.’s long-time Vice President of marketing is departing the company. We have the details here.

News and Previews


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 two new sponsors, Dan Newhoue [R-Washington] and Paul Cook [R-California] were added. The total number of sponsors is now 128.
  • 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 is now 18.
  • 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 is now 88.
  • California: Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a ban aimed at state parks and beaches.

Feature Story

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 Chris Topper of Topper Cigars for Episode 25. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we did another round of Debonaire Deliberation. Finally, in our full Deliberation segment, we talked Value Cigars.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #14, we covered “Winds of Change” in the cigar industry.

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

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 26 (10/19/17): Juan Martinez, Joya de Nicaragua
Episode 27 (10/26/17): Fabien Ziegler, Drew Estate
Episode 28 (11/2/17): Live from La Zona Palooza, Miami Florida
Episode 29 (11/9/17): Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Company
Episode 30 (11/16/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista

Special Edition #15 (10/24/17): Jonathan Carney, La Flor Dominican

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