Avanti Cigar Co.’s distribution agreement with Royal Agio Cigars USA is done.
The companies announced Royal Agio will no longer be distributing Avanti’s products in the U.S. effective Feb. 1, meaning the distribution agreement lasted less than one year.
Avanti’s portfolio consists of little cigars. It is best known for its eponymous Avanti brand and Parodi, but the profile also includes Denobili, Kentucky Cheroots, Petri and Ramrod.
“It’s been a pleasure working with the Avanti team and leading the development and execution of new trade programs and a revised product portfolio strategy that enhances the foundation for their future growth plans,” said George Margioukla, president of Royal Agio Cigars USA, in a press release.
“We wish the Avanti team only the best in their U.S. endeavors, and we’re pleased to have had the opportunity to help Avanti reach this important milestone. We are equally as excited to be able to place a dedicated focus on our growing portfolio of premium blend cigar brands in the U.S. market – Balmoral, San Pedro de Macorís, Panther and Mehari’s.”