IPCPR Survey Says Holiday 2018 Cigar Sales Were Up

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A survey of cigar retailers shows an increase in sales for the 2018 holiday season.

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) conducted a survey of its members, largely brick-and-mortar cigar stores, asking three questions pertaining to the week of Dec. 18-24, 2018:

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  1. Was your premium tobacco store(s)’ total sales volume over the pre-Christmas holiday week up, down or relatively flat compared to the same period in 2017?
  2. Was your premium tobacco store(s)’ store traffic over the pre-Christmas holiday week up, down or relatively flat compared to the same period in 2017?
  3. Was your premium tobacco store(s)’ average spend per customer over the pre-Christmas holiday week up, down or relatively flat compared to the same period in 2017?

Responses show that sales volume (60 percent) and traffic (58 percent) were up at the majority of retailers. However, the average customer spend was less than (20 percent) or flat (33 percent) compared to the similar period for 2017

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Charlie Minato
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