• EXCLUSIVE – The new Cuban cigars that will be featured at the next Festival del Habano

    L’Amateur de Cigare Magazine has obtained the list of new vitolas that will be announced by Habanos S.A. next February, during the XXIII Festival del Habano. The major event of the next Festival del Habano will be the launch of a premium line under the Partagás brand. Named Línea Maestra – and subject to the […]

  • Dortmund: The other tobacco-growing regions thank Cuba

    At Intertabac trade fair, in Dortmund, in the two halls devoted to handmade cigars, all the talk was about the Cuban cigar shortage. But other regions are also facing logistical challenges that are new to the industry.   “Thank you, Cuba!” The Germans – who host the world’s largest tobacco trade fair in Dortmund (North […]

  • EXCLUSIVE – A Cuban regional edition for the World Cup in Qatar

    The Juan Lopez Hat-Trick will be released in Qatar during the competition. Phoenicia, exclusive distributor of Cuban cigars in this area of ​​the globe, is preparing a Regional edition to mark the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18. The Juan López “Exclusivo Qatar” will be called Hat-Trick, the “hat-trick” being […]

  • Ramon Allones Private Stock 230 RE Great Britain 2020 makes first appearance

    Hunters & Frankau, exclusive distributor of Cuban cigars in Great Britain, unveiled the regional edition at its trade show at the end of May. The Ramon Allones Private Stock 230 “Exclusivo Gran Bretania” will be a slightly shortened double corona (170 mm x 50, Partagas n° 16). It commemorates the 230th anniversary of Hunters & […]

  • EXCLUSIVE Cohiba “global prices” will also apply to the Cuban domestic market

    In Cuba, too, the sale prices of the most prestigious Cuban cigars will be aligned with the prices of Hong Kong, one of the most expensive countries in the world. There was still some doubt about the application of the new pricing strategy in the Cuban domestic market. The clarification we received from Habanos SA […]

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    Habanos SA: turnover up 15% in 2021

    The Havana-based group announces $568 million in revenue in 2021 and promises an event for Cohiba’s 55th anniversary in Cuba in September. “The 2021 results confirm the solid path we are on, despite the crisis caused by Covid-19.”, said Luis Sanchez-Harguindey and Inocente Nuñez Blanco, Habanos SA’s co-president in a press release. Habanos SA posted […]

  • Cohiba prices: Habanos SA formalizes its decision

    The Cuban group confirms the homogenization of prices for Cohiba, Trinidad and a number of other vitolas with Hong Kong rates. The information was not yet official. It had been widely rumored by the exclusive distributors who were all informed of the new pricing policy at the end of last week. This Friday, May 6, […]

  • Cohiba prices will double in Europe “as soon as possible”

    Habanos S.A. announced to distributors a very strong price increase on the most prestigious brands and lines. Other global brands will increase by 20-25%. The information was announced by Habanos S.A. at the end of last week to all the exclusive distributors of Havana cigars: “we were expecting a classic increase, a little stronger this […]

  • Sanctions against Russia: no unanimity among cigar producers

    While Davidoff and STG have taken the radical decision to suspend their business in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, the other players of the industry are waiting, even wallowing in silence. “Oettinger Davidoff AG condemns the invasion and the use of violence in Ukraine and we support the sanctions adopted by the US, the […]

  • Cuba: Major fire in a tobacco warehouse

    A large-scale fire hit the tobacco storage facility in San Antonio de los Baños on Sunday morning, reports the Cuban daily Granma. According to a local newspaper, 1.8 tons of tobacco were lost, as well as crates used to store tobacco. The structure of the entire building and the furniture were also damaged, details Granma, […]

  • Former Habanos SA co-president Jorge Maique recruited in the Dominican Republic

    Jorge Luís Fernández Maique will become director of Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza. As we announced in L’ADC n°148 (currently available in French newsstands and on our online store), Jorge Maique, 57, takes over the management of Ernesto Pérez’s Tabacalera La Alianza (TLA), located in one the free zones of Santiago de Los Caballeros in […]

  • Festival 2022: Habanos SA is waiting for a political greenlight

    The date is set and preparations continue. But the organizers are waiting for the green light from the Cuban government. Preparations for the 23rd Festival del Habano are well underway. As we announced on October 27, the dates (February 21-25, 2022) have already been decided and Habanos SA continues to make every effort to ensure […]

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