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 7, Number 1 (Edition 254 11/25/17)

Feature of the Week: New Rating System Unveiled for 2018 Cigar Coop Cigar Year

Black Friday means it is the start of the new year on Cigar Coop. For 2018, we are introducing a new rating system for Cigar Coop. 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 no new sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 137.
  • 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 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 remains at 90.
  • Louisiana: LaToya Cantrell has been elected Mayor of New Orleans.

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 for Episode  31. We welcomed our Special Guest Oliver Nivaud from United Cigar Group. For our Debonaire Ideal segment we talked about Oliver’s podcast “The Ash Holes”. Finally, in our Deliberation segment we talked about communicating price increases to customers.

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Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 32 (11/30/17): Carson Serino, Serino Cigar Company
Episode 33 (12/5/17): The 2017 Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Pre-Game Analysis
Episode 34 (12/14/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista
Episode 35 (12/21/17): TBA
Episode 36 (12/28/17): Danny Vazquez, RoMa Craft Tobacco

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