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 405 (10/31/20)


The Headlines

Sale of Imperial’s Premium Cigar Business

It’s official. Imperial Brands PLC is out of the premium cigar business. This week the transaction was made official between Imperial and the two investment groups making the purchase. The transaction includes the sale of such entities such as Altadis USA, Casa de Montecristo, JR Cigars, Santa Clara Cigars, Tabacalera SLU, Flor de Copan, Tabacalera de Garcia, and 50% of Habanos SA. We’ve got the details here.

Battle of the Bands Post Game Ultimate Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Hector Marrero who was our big winner on the Battle of the Bands Post Game Ultimate Giveaway!


The News

Product Coverage

This week was loaded with a bunch of limited releases with a focus on annual releases.

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


Agile Cigar Review

Features and Blog

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

Upcoming Schedule

11/3: Prime Time Special Edition 87: Election Night 2020 – The Non Political Show
11/5: Prime Time Episode 163: Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
11/9: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 22: Dolly vs. Diana

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