La Sirena Cigars has begun to inform its retailers that it will be implementing a price increase on the majority of its portfolio as of April 15. The increase, which works about to about 5 percent, will apply to the La Sirena Original, La Sirena LT and La Sirena Oceano, while the recently released Mexican Mermaid will not be seeing its price change.

Danny Ditkowich of La Sirena told halfwheel that he was finally forced to raise prices after absorbing increasing costs in production, packaging and shipping. He said he was hit with another round of increases recently from his suppliers and can no longer absorb them. Earlier this year, he told halfwheel he was not planning on needing to implement an increase, though that thought has since changed.

Specifically, he said that the increases have touched nearly every aspect of the cigar making process, from the raw tobacco to the production process, as well as boxes and packaging, as well as the shipping costs to get the cigars from the factory to his warehouse.

The following chart is a live look at what companies have announced price increases or no price increase for 2022.

CompanyPrice Increase
Alec BradleyYes
All Saints CigarsNo
Altadis U.S.A.Yes
Arturo FuenteYes
AshtonYes
AsylumYes
ATL Cigar Co.No
Battleground CigarsNo
Black Star Line CigarsYes
BlackbirdNo
Blanco Cigar Co.Yes
Bocock BrothersNo
BovedaNo
Casa CuevasYes.
Cavalier GenèveYes
CLEYes
ColibriNo
Crowned HeadsYes
Crux Cigars Yes
Dapper Cigar Co.Yes
Davidoff of Geneva USAYes
Dunbarton Tobacco & TrustYes
E.P. CarrilloYes
Emperors CutYes
Epic CigarsYes
Espinosa Premium CigarsNo
FratelloYes
General Cigar Co.Yes
German Engineered CigarsYes
Gran HabanoYes
GurkhaYes
Hiram & SolomonYes
HVC CigarsYes
IllusioneYes
J.C. NewmanYes
Jake Wyatt Cigar Co.No
JRE Tobacco Co.Yes
KristoffNo
La SirenaYes
Los CaidosNo
Matilde Cigar Co.Yes
Miami Cigar & Co.Yes
Nat CiccoYes
OlivaYes
PadillaYes
PatinaNo
PerdomoYes
Plasencia 1865Yes
Platinum NovaNo
PospiechYes
Rocky PatelYes
RoMa Craft TobacYes
S.T.DupontYes
SinistroNo
Southern DrawYes
TatuajeYes
Ventura Cigar Co.Yes
Villiger Cigars North AmericaNo

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