Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. will increase the price of its cigars by 5 percent effective Jan. 1, 2020.

In a letter sent to retailers last week, the company said the increase was related “to increased costs associated with the production and transportation of our products.”

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I am an editor and co-founder of 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.