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Cigar Sales Decline While Overall Profits Rise at Altadis S.A.

Cigar Sales Decline While Overall Profits Rise at Altadis S.A.

Cigar sales dropped while overall profits rose during the first half of 2007 at cigar giant Altadis S.A. The French/Spanish tobacco company, which is in the process of being …

August 31, 2007
Moving Forward in Nicaragua

Moving Forward in Nicaragua

From the August 2007 issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine. Jose Orlando Padrón, holding one of his ever-present cigars, smelling a hand of Nicaraguan tobacco. Its' quality control, …

August 21, 2007
Breaking News: Swedish Match Buys Cigars International Inc.

Breaking News: Swedish Match Buys Cigars International Inc.

Swedish Match NA announced today that its parent company, Swedish Match AB, also owner of General Cigar Holdings, has purchased Cigars International Inc. "Swedish Match AB's …

August 15, 2007
C.A.O. Takes on Distribution of Café Crème Cigars

C.A.O. Takes on Distribution of Café Crème Cigars

C.A.O. International Inc. has become the exclusive U.S. distributor of Café Crème and Nobel Petit cigars. The machine-made, dry cured smokes are made by Henri Wintermans, the …

August 14, 2007
Fuente Fuente OpusX: Hottest Cigar In America

Fuente Fuente OpusX: Hottest Cigar In America

The Fuente family's most treasured cigar has been named the hottest brand in America. For the third year in a row, the Fuente Fuente OpusX was named as the most requested cigar by …

August 8, 2007
Moving Forward in Nicaragua

Moving Forward in Nicaragua

Nicaragua's cigarmakers craft their smokes while keeping one way eye on the country's new president

August 1, 2007
Imperial Chief Heading to Cuba to Keep Habanos

Imperial Chief Heading to Cuba to Keep Habanos

Gareth Davis, chief executive officer of Imperial The pending acquisition of Altadis S.A. by Britain's Imperial Tobacco PLC would instantly transform Imperial -- the world's …

July 19, 2007
Imperial Tobacco Agrees to Acquire Altadis for $22.4 Billion

Imperial Tobacco Agrees to Acquire Altadis for $22.4 Billion

UPDATED: The bidding war for Altadis S.A. appears to be over. This morning, Imperial Tobacco PLC announced that the board of Altadis S.A., the world's largest cigar company, had …

July 18, 2007
Padróns Change Factory Plan

Padróns Change Factory Plan

The Padrón family has shifted all of its cigar production to Nicaragua, as previously reported, but with a slight change of plans. The company, which has made cigars since 1964, …

June 8, 2007