Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust has announced price increases for three of its lines due to an increase in tobacco costs.

Effective June 24, the company’s Mi Querida line is increasing from 1-12 percent per SKU, about 7 percent on average for the SKUs that are increasing. Todas Las Días will increase 4 percent per SKU with the exception of the Half Churchill size which will go up 5 percent. Finally, Umbagog will increase 4 percent for the Toro Toro and Short & Fat sizes and 6 percent for all other vitolas.

Sobremesa, Sin Compromiso and Muestra de Saka do not have a price increase.

“The bulk of this increase is because of actual material costs, the worst of which has been in Connecticut Broadleaf,” said Steve Saka, Dunbarton’s founder, in a letter to retailers. “As most of you are realizing, there is a tremendous shortage of broadleaf in the market with many companies having to dramatically limit or outright cease production of their broadleaf blends. Others have been forced to ‘cook’ or adulterate subpar leaf to fulfill demand.”

Saka did warn that proposed Nicaraguan tax increases might force the company to adjust prices later in the year.

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Last Updated: Aug. 5, 2019.
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.