Altadis U.S.A., the company responsible for the U.S sales of Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta and other brands, has informed retailers that it will be increasing prices on its products on Feb. 1, 2022.
In an email to retailers, the company said that while it strives to absorb increasing costs whenever possible, it is being forced to implement an increase based on higher costs with premium tobacco, production, packaging and supply chain. What the company did not do in that email is to go into any specifics about the increase, whether how much the increase will be or what lines are seeing increases. A representative from Altadis U.S.A. declined to comment on the price increase.
A sample of several prices throughout the company’s current price list compared to the January 2021 price list showed that most increases were found to be just a few pennies on the MSRP, though some increases were 25 cents or more.
Update — Shortly after this story was published a representative from Altadis U.S.A. replied to an email seeking comment though declined to provide a comment.
The following chart is a live look at what companies have announced price increases or no price increase for 2022.
|All Saints Cigars||No|
|ATL Cigar Co.||No|
|Black Star Line Cigars||Yes|
|Blanco Cigar Co.||Yes|
|Dapper Cigar Co.||Yes|
|Davidoff of Geneva USA||Yes|
|Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust||Yes|
|Espinosa Premium Cigars||No|
|General Cigar Co.||Yes|
|German Engineered Cigars||Yes|
|Hiram & Solomon||Yes|
|Jake Wyatt Cigar Co.||No|
|JRE Tobacco Co.||Yes|
|Matilde Cigar Co.||Yes|
|Miami Cigar & Co.||Yes|
|RoMa Craft Tobac||Yes|
|Ventura Cigar Co.||Yes|
|Villiger Cigars North America||No|