Due to the increasing costs of materials and operations in Honduras, Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. has announced that it will be implementing a price increase on its products effective February 1.

While a representative of the company did not provide a specific breakdown of the increases, it will be a 7-9 percent increase throughout the company’s portfolio of cigars. The increase does not apply to the Leaf by Oscar line or any other lines produced by Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. for other companies, as increases in those lines will be determined by the companies that own them.

The company had originally planned to implement the increase in 2020, but decided delay implementing it amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following chart is a look at what companies have announced price increases or no price increases for 2023.

CompanyPrice Increase?
AJ FernandezNo
Alec BradleyYes
All Saints CigarsYes
BattlegroundNo
Bellatto Premium CigarsYes
Bocock BrothersYes
CaldwellYes
CLEYes
Crowned HeadsYes
CruxYes
D'CrossierNo
DavidoffYes
Drew EstateYes
Dunbarton Tobacco & TrustYes
E.P. CarrilloYes
EpicNo
Espinosa Premium CigarsYes
Esteban CarrerasNo
FableNo
FavilliNo
Ferio TegoNo
Forged Cigar Co.Yes
Foundation Cigar Co.No
Fuerte y LibreYes
GaroNo
General Cigar Co.Yes
Gran HabanoNo
Habanos S.A.Yes
Howard G Cigars No
Iconic LeafYes
IllusioneNo
J.C. NewmanYes
Karen BergerNo
La Flor DominicanaNo
La PalinaYes
La SirenaNo
Lost&FoundYes
Lotus/VertigoNo
Luciano CigarsNo
Maya Selva CigarsYes
Miami Cigar & Co.No
My Father CigarsNo
Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.Yes
Oveja Negra BrandsNo
Paul GarmirianYes
PDR CigarsNo
PerdomoYes
Platinum NovaNo
Plasencia CigarsYes
PowstanieYes
Quality Importers Trading Co.No
Rocky PatelYes
Rojas CigarsYes
Sinistro CigarsYes
Southern DrawNo
Vintage Rock-A-FellerNo
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