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 29 Edition 282 (6/9/18)

Feature of the Week: Possible UPS Strike Could Impact Cigar Industry

United Parcel Service (UPS) workers have voted to strike if a new labor agreement cannot be reached by August 1st. 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 Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-Florida] was added as a co-sponsor. The total number of sponsors is now 144.
  • 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 21.
  • 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 93.
  • California: The city of San Francisco has banned the sale of flavored tobacco.
  • FDA: Each of the deadlines for the three ANPRMs affecting premium cigars have been extended 30 days.


Feature Stories

Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

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

For Episode 55 we welcomed Scott Weeks of Recluse Cigar Company. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we discussed sourcing music and debated some of our favorite acts. In our Deliberation segment, we talked Gimmicky Cigars.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Prime Time

Episode 56 (6/14/18): Industry All Star Panel Discussion

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 33 (6/12/18): “Beyond the Comfort Zone”
Special Edition 34 (6/19/18): Glynn Loope, Cigar Rights of America

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