CI acquires Thompson for 62 million

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http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-cigars-international-deal-20180201-story.html

"The corporate owner of Bethlehem’s Cigar International has acquired a Tampa, Fla., cigar company.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group said in a news release Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Thompson and Co. for $62 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of March.

Niels Frederiksen, CEO of Scandinavian Tobacco, which is headquartered in Denmark, said the acquisition strengthens Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s position in the online retail channel in the U.S."


Wow

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  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 289 ✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    That means that their combined inventory will now be bigger than @Bigshizza has.

    So is that alot?
    LoneSmoker

    With just a single cigar, we can escape from the cares of the world. - Richard Carleton Hacker
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Two crappy companies merging into one...awesome
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • miller65rodmiller65rod MidwestPosts: 4,692 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great. Now I will get 30 magazines a month instead of 15
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They gonna rename CI to something else, like Cigars Limited International & Thompson?

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    Hey! Thompson got me started with cigars. Before the Internet! That was when you called on the telephone to order or mailed a letter with a check!  It took longer sometimes,"but that's how it was and we LIKED it"!
  • TruDogTruDog Posts: 5,448 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ...WHO'AZ L:ill DoGGie....  Hate Yo AVI.  
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jw517 said:
    Hey! Thompson got me started with cigars. Before the Internet! That was when you called on the telephone to order or mailed a letter with a check!  It took longer sometimes,"but that's how it was and we LIKED it"!
    Filled out the form, sent the check or money order and waited. And waited.
    Then the box showed up in the mail. 
    You opened the box and it was glorious, cause you could get cigars you couldn't normally get from the newsstand. 
    Thompson had mail in cards in all the magazines. You mailed in the prepaid postage card and you started getting the catalogs.

    Wow, we're freaking old. LOL!
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • TruDogTruDog Posts: 5,448 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yo Op, have NEVER had a problem with Thompson.   Not my first choice.
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    They gonna rename CI to something else, like Cigars Limited International & Thompson?

    Dare I speculate...Thompson International? God help us I might just have to make a trip to Hamburg when they reband the cigars...err I mean remodel the store.
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    I'm old but,,"THATS HOW IT WAS AND WE LIKED IT"!
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 3,430 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    That means that their combined inventory will now be bigger than @Bigshizza has.

    I want an official count. 


    I read this a few days ago. Maybe Thompson will get better, I just won’t find out firsthand. 
  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 727 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    That means that their combined inventory will now be bigger than @Bigshizza has.

    I thought @Bigshizza ; is Cigar International!!!!    LOL
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sleddog46 said:
    peter4jc said:
    That means that their combined inventory will now be bigger than @Bigshizza has.

    I thought @Bigshizza ; is Cigar International!!!!    LOL

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,208 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm still pissed over CI jerking me over a $16 charge for cigars that unraveled so bad I couldn't smoke them.  Neither the rep or her supervisor would do anything.  That was over seven years ago and I never bought from them again.  CI and Thompson should be a good match.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,692 ✭✭✭✭✭
    YankeeMan said:
    I'm still pissed over CI jerking me over a $16 charge for cigars that unraveled so bad I couldn't smoke them.  Neither the rep or her supervisor would do anything.  That was over seven years ago and I never bought from them again.  CI and Thompson should be a good match.

    I thought you liked Gurkhas!

    Just kidding...;)
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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,208 ✭✭✭✭
    Actually, they were Oliva, that's why I was so mad.  I would have lived with it if they were Gurkhas.  ;-)
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