We’ve all heard of “big” organizations that control the price of goods we consume. Big oil, big tech, big pharmaceutical, big whatever. We also have all bítched about the rising cost of cigars. Well, thank big tobacco. Namely STG that controls a ginormous portion of the tobacco products consumed around the world. Here’s an example….
This is for a new Cohiba being released with Tuxtla wrapper. The 5x52 is showing a price of $19.99 a stick.
As most of us know Tatuaje just released the new Lomo which is a 5 1/8x 52 with the same wrapper at around $12 a stick. Whose production costs do you think are higher? A company with the buying power of STG or an individually owned company? My advice…buy from small companies if you can and buy all you can afford to while you can still afford it. After what happened with the Chinese acquisition of most of the Cuban market…looks like we’re screwed.