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 531 (4/1/23)

The Headlines

STG Return to PCA Trade Show with Forged Cigar Company

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) have announced that STG is returning as an exhibitor to the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. The return will focus around the brands of Forged Cigar Company. We got the details here.

Contest – Trinidad Giveaway


We are giving a Trinidad Gift Set courtesy of Tabacalera USA.

  • Trinidad Espiritu Portable Speaker Box
  • Trinidad Espiritu Domino Set
  • Trinidad Espiritu Lighter

You can enter here.

Prime Time Jukebox Battle of the Bands 80s Madness

This year the Battle of the Bands Competition is 80s Madness!  While last year we selected artists, this year we have decided to focus on albums – specifically from the decade of the 1980s. To add to the fun, Hector Alfonso of Espinosa Cigars and John McTavish of Developing Palates are once again participating.

We will be offering incentives to vote. This year the prize pool has really been amp’d up! Three winners will be chosen this year. Prizes offered include the following:

  • A $50.00 Vinyl Me Please Gift Card (you heard us talk about VMP on Jukebox!!!)
  • A Drew Estate DE 25 Leather Pack Pack + Cigar Case
  • An Alec Bradley Red Badge Ceramic Ashtray

For details how to participate, click here.



The News

Product Reports

Other News


Cigar Reviews


Agile Cigar Reviews

The Smoking Syndicate


Features and Blog


Feature Story

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

Upcoming Schedule

4/4 Prime Time Special Edition 139: The Baseball Show – 2023 Preview Edition
3/28 Prime Time Episode 262: Media Panel #14
TBA Prime Time Jukebox Episode 93: TBD

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