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 354 (11/9/19)


Feature of the Week: General Cigar and Espinosa Cigars Team Up for Warzone

General Cigar Company and Espinosa Cigars have announced a joint project known as Warzone. It’s a Cameroon wrapped cigar that is produced at Espinosa’s La Zona factory, and its a new brand that will be distributed by General Cigar. We’ve got the details here.

Feature of the Week: Imperial Brands Announces New Chairman and Reports Earnings

Imperial Brands PLC today has announced that Thérèse Esperdy, currently the company’s Senior Independent Director, will succeed Mark Williamson as Chairman, effective January 1, 2020. The announcement came concurrently as Imperial Brands announced its earnings would fall below expectations. We’ve got the details here.

News and Previews

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 remains at 81.
  • Florida: A new bill has been introduced to raise to tobacco purchase age to 21.


Agile Cigar Reviews

The Blog

Feature Story

Prime Time Show

For Episode 116 we broadcasted “Live from La Zona Palooza 2019”

Prime Time Special Edition

No Show


Prime Time

Episode 117 (11/14/19): All-Star Media Panel #8

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 62 (11/12/19): The Baseball Show

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