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 391 (7/25/20)


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 seventh installment.

TMG Optimistic on TPE 2021 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out the in-person 2020 Premium Cigar Association (PCA), 2020 Tobacconist Association of America (TAA), and InterTabac 2020 Trade Shows, some questions have arisen as far as 2021’s first tobacco trade show, Tobacco Plus Expo 2021 (TPE). This week TMG (Tobacco Media Group), announced it is optimistic that TPE 2021 will occur and announced a series of steps it is taking to ensure retailers, customers, and attendees can have confidence in that assertion. 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 we hosted a Virtual Trade Show dedicated to Summer of ’20 Announcements and releases:

This Week’s Coverage

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 remains 85.

Cigar Reviews


Features and Blog

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

Upcoming Schedule

7/2: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 15: The Ska Show w/ Eric Guttormson
7/30: Prime Time Episode 149: Steve Abbot, General Cigar Company
8/4: Prime Time Special Edition 80: Omar de Frias, Fratello Cigars

On This Date…

On this date July 25th.