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 528 (3/11/23)

The Headlines

FDA Proposes Regulations for Tobacco Manufacturing Facilities, Including Factories

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new requirements for tobacco product manufacturers regarding the manufacture, design, packing and storage of their products. The rules are aimed at cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, and vape products. From a cigar industry standpoint, these regulations target cigar factories and pre-industry facilities both domestic and foreign. We got the details here.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) finalized its acquisition Alec Bradley Cigar Company. We also reported on the initial plans to integrate Alec Bradley into STG.

Procigar Festival 2023

This week we continued coverage of Procigar’s 2023 Festival from Santiago, Dominican Republic. Here are our reports to date:

TPE 2023: The Cigar Releases

While we didn’t attend the Total Product Expo (TPE) 2023, it seemed like there was a good amount of products that were introduced. This week we published a running board of the companies that have reported TPE releases or have informed Cigar Coop of a TPE release. You can find that information here.

Contest – Blackened M81 Swag Pack Giveaway

We are giving away a really cool Blackened M81 Swag Gift Pack from Drew Estate.

  • Blackened M81 Branded Cigar and Whiskey Carrying Case (No Cigars or Whiskey included)
  • Blackened M81 Branded Lighter
  • Blackened M81 Branded Cigar Rest


The News

Product Reports

Other News


Cigar Reviews


Agile Cigar Reviews

The Smoking Syndicate


Features and Blog


Feature Story

  • See Procigar coverage above

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

3/13  Prime Time Jukebox Episode 91: 2023 Battle of the Bands: 80s Madness Selection Show
3/14 Prime Time Special Edition 137: Alec Bradley Mount Rushmore
3/23 Prime Time Episode 260: Jeffrey Amendola and Chris Monaco, Amendola Family Cigar Co

On This Date…

On this date March 11th