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Steve Lochan Leaving Casa de Montecristo

Steve Lochan is no longer the head of Casa de Montecristo, Inc. Lochan will be leaving the company—an Imperial Brands, plc subsidiary—to “pursue other interests”…

Altadis U.S.A. Expands Marketing Staff

The revamp of Altadis U.S.A.’s marketing staff continues with two new faces. Rick Alvarez has joined the company as director of brand marketing and will…

Ten Questions for 2018

It’s almost 2018, which means it’s time for my annual article of speculation. For the last eight years, something that actually precedes halfwheel, I will ask…

Dan Carr Adds CEO Stripes at ITG Brands

Dan Carr, the former president of General Cigar Co., has been named president and chief executive officer of ITG Brands, LLC, a subsidiary of Imperial…

Steve Lochan Appointed CEO of Casa de Montecristo

Tabacalera USA has appointed Steven Lochan as the new head of the 11 Casa de Montecristo retail stores. Lochan previously served as the vp of operations strategy…

Rob Maneson Named New Head of JR Cigar

The old boss of JR Cigar was Rob. The new boss of JR Cigar is Rob. JR Cigar has named Rob Maneson as the new head…

Casa de Montecristo Franchise Coming to Tampa

The cigar city is getting another cigar store. Casa de Montecristo, the high-end brick and mortar retail operation of Imperial Brands, plc—will be partnering with…

Rob Norris Appointed GM of Altadis U.S.A.

Three years later, Rob Norris is back at Altadis U.S.A., this time as the boss. The cigar giant announced that Norris has been named the…

Imperial Brands and China Tobacco Form New Join Venture

Imperial Brands Plc—the parent company of Tabacalera USA, Altadis U.S.A. and JR Cigar, as well as 50 percent stakeholders in the Cuban company Habanos S.A.—and…

Ten Questions for 2017

It’s back. Despite whatever Patrick Lagreid might think, I think I did a B+ job on the Ten Questions for 2016 and as such, I…

Casa de Montecristo Expanding to Austin & Nashville

The continued retail expansion of the Casa de Montecristo chain of cigar stores will land in two more cities: Austin and Nashville. Casa de Montecristo is…