Unfortunately many retailers are getting fed up with the viaje brand I am hearing. Maybe it's not good business practice to invoice someone for inventory that they haven't ordered. And the quality just doesn't match the retail price point on these blends which is catching up with this company. Oh the time is nearer than they think. The euphoria is tanking.
News: Viaje Adds Friends and Family to December Shipment
Multiple retailers have confirmed to halfwheel, Viaje’s invoices for its upcoming December shipment list the Friends and Family as being included in the shipment, which will also include WLP Stuffed Turkey Dark Meat and White Meat, Holiday Blend Robusto and Holiday Blend Candy Cane.
According to the invoice, WLP Stuffed Turkey, which is expected to be limited to 150 bundles as per the above photo, will retail for $244.00 per bundle for both the Natural and Maduro versions. Earlier this year, the November edition of the White Label Project was delayed until the holiday shipment.
As for this year’s version of the Holiday Blend, the Robusto (4 3/4 x 54) will retail for $280.00 for a box of 30, while the new barberpole Candy Cane (6 x 54) will for a slightly higher $11.50 per cigar, or $230.00 for a box of 20.
Friends and Family, which was quietly passed out at IPCPR 2011, was released for sale in late February alongside the WLP Winter Classic and Super Shot 10. Retailers reported receiving a single box of the 7 x 48 box-pressed Churchill with MSRP at $230.00 for a box of 15 given the invoice price. Multiple retailers have confirmed the 7 x 48 Friends and Family size is once again on the invoice with an invoiced price of $230.00.
When asked for comment, Viaje stated in an e-mail, “heard the same rumor.”
(Image via Viaje/Facebook.)
Retailers have indicated they expect this shipment later in the week.