Cory Bappert

CRA Names New Leadership

Cigar Rights of America has announced a variety of new leadership roles. Gary Pesh—owner of Old Virginia Tobacco Co., a retailer—has been elected as chairman…

Famous Smoke Shop, Oliva Deny Sale Report

Yesterday, The Cigar Authority reported that Famous Smoke Shop would be sold to a group that was made up of the parent company of Oliva and…

Oliva Opens Second Nicaragua Factory

There’s a second TABOLISA. Last week, Oliva Cigar Co. opened its new Tabacalera Oliva de Estelí II factory. The new facility is the second new manufacturing…

Cory Bappert Named CEO of Oliva

Cory Bappert is the new ceo of Oliva Cigar Co. Bappert, the longtime vp of sales, has been promoted to the chief executive position. He…

Nicaraguan Cargo Transports Halted by Roadblocks, Cigar Industry Braces for Impact

After nearly two months of protests, deaths and failed negotiations, the crisis in Nicaragua has hit a new level as far as the cigar industry…

Gilberto Oliva Sr. Dies at 86

Gilberto Oliva Sr., the founder of the Oliva Cigar Co., has passed away at 86. Like many, Oliva Sr. and his family’s roots in tobacco…

Oliva Taking Over Neos Distribution

Effective July 1, Oliva Cigar Co. will be the U.S. distributor of Neos. Oliva takes over from J.C. Newman. Neos is a brand of cigarillos produced…

Oliva, General Deny Rumored Sale

Late last week, chatters regarding the sale of Oliva Cigar Co. to Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), parent of General Cigar Co., began to pick up. Earlier…

Executive Changes at Oliva

Oliva’s management structure is shuffling. Amongst the January 1, 2013 changes,  current VP of Sales Dave Wagner will become Director of Operations. Cory Bappert, a…

Cain Daytona Release & Other News from Oliva

The following is excessive. But I’m not going to lie… this is almost necessary to make the news post tomorrow readable, as Oliva sent out six press releases in a forty-eight hour period. But, we aren’t just reposting things. Info not found in any of the press releases: a release date for the much-hearelded Cain Daytona. Oliva also confirmed my prior report on the Cain F NUb and its release in January.