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: Edition 343 (8/24/19)

Feature of the Week: Premium Cigar Association Postpones Plans to Launch CigarCon 

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has announced its plans for CigarCon, a consumer event held in conjunction with its annual convention and trade show, will not take place in 2020 and will be considered for 2021. We’ve got the details here.

We also published the feature story “Why the PCA Made the Right Decision Postponing CigarCon.”

2019 IPCPR Product Reports:

Our 2019 IPCPR Recaps will wrap up next week!

2019 IPCPR Spotlights

Other News

Legislative News

  • U.S. Senate: S.9 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 remains at 15.
  • U.S. House of Representatives: H.R.1854 is the House Companion Bill to S.9. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors is now at 79.


Prime Time Show

For Episode 106, we had our All Star Media Panel #7.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #59, we welcome Alec and Bradley Rubin, Alec Bradley Cigars


Prime Time

Episode 107 (8/29/19): Luis Cuevas, Casa Cuevas Cigars
Episode 108 (9/5/19): Nick Perdomo, Perdomo Cigars

Prime Time Special Edition


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