Many of you may wonder why all the retailers stocking Havana cigars have increased their prices so significantly in the past day or so here is an explanation.

Last week Habanos S.A. announced a new global pricing strategy for their portfolio of handmade cigars (See here for Cigar Journal feature).  These new prices have been implemented upon the market with immediate effect.

There are certain premium brands and products that have increased significantly including:

• All Cohiba sizes

• All Trinidad sizes

• Montecristo 1935 Series

• Montecristo Edmundos

• Romeo y Julieta Linea de Oro

• Romeo y Julieta Churchills

• Partagas Series D, E & P

In addition to the above, the cost prices for global brands have also increased. This adjustment to prices is intended to harmonise the recommended retail prices of certain premium lines and brands across all markets. The new prices also reflect increased costs of production and high inflation in Cuba.

Our retail price increase is lower than the price increase implemented by our suppliers.

We apologise for the short notice period of these unforeseen changes.