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 377 (4/18/20)

Feature of the Week: PCA Establishes Guidelines for Retailers Seeking Essential Business Waiver During COVID-19 Crisis 

With the COVID-19 Crisis impacting many premium cigar retail operations, the question has become whether a retail cigar establishment can be classified as an essential business. The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has established guidelines for those retailers in states and municipalities where the definition has either been ambiguous or has put a chokehold on business. The guidelines are intended to help retailers establish an essential business waiver to operate within the guidelines by the CDC and state regulations. 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 85.


Agile Cigar Reviews

The Blog

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

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Prime Time

4/16 Episode 135: Sean Williams, General Cigar Company

Prime Time Special Edition

4/14 Special Edition #73: The Baseball Show –  Shelter in Place Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

4/20 Episode 8 The Metal Show

On this date Apr 18