The price of S.T.Dupont butane and flints sold in the U.S. got a lot more expensive due to logistical issues. Coles of London, the U.S. distributor for S.T.Dupont, said that it’s having to air freight S.T.Dupont butane due to issues with ocean freight. As such, the prices are increasing by roughly 30 percent for S.T.Dupont butane and 37 percent for the company’s flints.
The new MSRPs for butane are $29.17 for a 30ml can of the Blue, Green, Red or Yellow butane, all of which are designed for the company’s various soft flame lighters. The cans for its torch lighters will now have an MSRP of $16.25 per can.
Coles of London explained the issue in an email sent to retailers yesterday:
Like many companies around the world, S.T. Dupont business operations and logistics have been impacted by COVID-19. Significant manufacture and overseas shipping delays have affected the timely delivery of S.T. Dupont gas in particular.
To address this issue, Coles of London will be air freighting (instead of ocean freight) S.T. Dupont gas into the USA and we hope to fulfill customer orders for gas in a more timely manner.
As a consequence, there will be an increase in gas prices. Please know that we have kept this increase to a minimum.
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