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 390 (7/18/20)


The Headlines

Ten Years of Cigar Coop

On August 15, 2020, Cigar Coop will mark its ten-year anniversary. In the next ten weeks leading up to the event, we will publish a ten-part series looking back at the history of Cigar Coop. This week we published the sixth installment.

PCA Furlough Ends for Two Employees

At the start of the month, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced it was furloughing its entire staff. Today, the PCA announced two key employees will be returning, Executive Director Scott Pearce and Head of Government Affairs Joshua Habursky. We’ve got the details here.

The News

Summer of ’20 Coverage

We will be replacing our normal IPCPR/PCA Pre-Game Coverage with “Summer of ’20 Coverage.” This will focus on the products many cigar companies plan to release this summer.

This Week’s Coverage

Other News

  • InterTabac: Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe, who organizes the InterTabac Trade Show announced they will put on a hybrid in-person/virtual replacement even called ITShub.

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.

Cigar Reviews


Features and Blog

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No show this week

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No show this week

Upcoming Schedule

7/20: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 14 Women in Music
7/21: Prime Time Special Edition 80: The Baseball Show – 2021 MLB Baseball Preview
7/23: Prime Time Episode 148: Summer of 20 Virtual Trade Show

On This Date…

On this date July 18.