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February,
2006

TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRY PROMOTIONS

Swedish Match Rolls Out Timber Wolf Packs, Value-priced Moist Snuff Pouch

To meet expanding demand for pouches - one of the fastest-growing segments in the moist snuff category - Swedish Match North America has launched Timber Wolf Packs. High-quality tobacco pouches available in Wintergreen and Natural flavors, Timber Wolf Packs are offered at nearly half the retail price of other premium brands. Sales of pouches have increased 33% over the past two years, according to the manufacturer, outpacing total category growth. Timber Wolf Packs are backed by the "Timber Wolf Taste Challenge Guarantee" which guarantees consumers their money back if they are not satisfied with the product.

Swedish Match North America, Inc., Richmond, Va., Tel: (804) 287-3267 Web: www.swedishmatch.com.


Camacho Time Sampler Debuts

Camacho Cigars has rolled out the Camacho Time 4-Pack, a new sample bag containing four of the company's top cigars: the Camacho SLR Maduro (4 1/2 x 50), Camacho Coyolar puro (4 1/2 x 50), Camacho Corojo (5 x 50), and Camacho Diploma (5 x 50). The cigars come in a beautifully designed vinyl zip lock bags.

"We wanted to give customers a convenient way of sampling our full bodied cigars at a great price," said Christian Eiroa, president, Camacho Cigars. Suggested retail price for the Camacho Time 4-Pack is $19.99.

Camacho Cigars, Inc., Miami, Fla., Tel: (305) 592-0722, Fax: (305) 592-8702, Web: www.caribeimportedcigar.com.


Havana Sweets, Flavored Premium Cigars from Altadis

Altadis, U.S.A. now offers retailers a merchandise entry in the premium flavored cigar category with their new Havana Sweets line. Hand-rolled at the company's facility in La Romana, Dominican Republic, Havana Sweets feature Indonesian TBN wrappers, Nicaraguan binders, and filler blends composed of Dominican, Broadleaf, and Colombian tobaccos.

The cigars are available in three flavors - Honey, Honey Berry, and Irish Cream - and in two sizes. The 5 x 42 size is packaged in boxes of 25 cigars and the 4 x 30 size comes in seven-cigar tins. An Altadis U.S.A. spokesperson described the cigar as "a great-tasting change... perfect any time."

Altadis U.S.A., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Toll-free: (888) 262-2511, Web: www.altadisusa.com.


Heavenly Cigar's Original 5-Pack Cigar Sampler Returns

Heavenly Cigar Company has reintroduced its original 5-Pack Samplers of Heaven handmade premium flavored cigars. As in the original introduction, Heavenly is offering the 5-Packs with one cigar each of the company's five most popular flavors, with each cigar bearing a different colored band to easily identify the flavor. They are Heavenly Vanilla (Prussian blue), Cupid's Cherry Cream (pink and cream); Angel's Spice Cinnamon (red); Raging Rum (orange and gold); and Chocolate Thunder (brown). The cigars are available in Corona (5 1/2 x 46) and Petite (5 x 30) sizes. All are made with top-quality Dominican filler and Sumatran wrapper and use Heavenly's unique, two-day, five-point flavoring process.

States company founder and c.e.o. Heather L. Phillips, "With Father's Days coming up, Heaven flavored cigars in 5-Packs will make great gifts."

Suggested retail pricing is $15.95 for a 5-Pack of Petites, and $19.95 for a 5-Pack of Coronas. Heavenly's 5-Packs are available in units of 25 cigars for $39.95 in the petite size (5 x 30), and $45.95 in corona size (5 1/2 x 46).

Heavenly Cigar Company, Naples, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 647-8196, Fax: (239) 262-0141, Web: www.heavencigars.com.


Havana Honeys Adds New Flavored Little Cigars

Havana Honeys, a Dominican Republic producer of hand made, long-filler flavored cigars, has entered the "little cigar" segment, with the launch of a new line of flavored little cigars - gold filter-tipped, machine-made smokes packaged in 20-count, flip-top hard packs in either Kings or 100's. Eight flavors are offered: honey, vanilla, rum, cherry, mint, blackberry, peach, and natural. Havana Honeys Flavored Little cigars are shipped in cartons of 20 packs or special 32-pack counter displays.

Havana Honeys Cigars, Las Vegas, NV, Toll-free: (800) 987-9992, Web: www.havanahoneys.com.


Tabacalera Perdomo Revamps Fresco Line

Tabacalera Perdomo S.A. is reintroducing its Perdomo Fresco cigar brand to appeal to a broader segment of the premium cigar market. Shipment to retailers began January 9th.

"Although we're a premium cigar manufacturer, I've always wanted to introduce a new blend at an affordable price for the everyday cigar smoker," stated third-generation cigar maker Nick Perdomo. "I'm extremely pleased that cigar enthusiasts will be able to smoke a premium, long filler Perdomo cigar at an incredibly modest price."

The new Perdomo Fresco blend - described as medium-bodied, creamy, and smooth - uses long filler tobaccos grown at the Perdomo farm in Esteli, Nicaragua; binders selected from Perdomo's crops grown in the country's Jalapa Valley region; and a golden Connecticut shade-grown wrapper. Consumers may choose from four traditional sizes packaged in bundles of 25: Robusto (5 x 50); Toro (6 x 50); Churchill (7 x 50) and Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) with suggested retail prices per cigar ranging from $1.90 to $2.20.

Tabacalera Perdomo, S.A., Miami Lakes, Fla., Tel: (305) 627-6700, Toll-free: (877) 473-7366, Web: www.perdomocigars.com.


New E-Z Wider, Joker Roll Pure Hemp Rolling Papers

Robert Burton Associates (RBA) has introduced Pure Hemp line extensions of the E-Z Wider and Joker brands of cigarette rolling papers for the RYO (Roll-Your-Own) marketplace. Available in the popular 1 1/2 size, E-Z Wider and Joker Pure Hemp cigarette rolling papers are made from the finest quality, natural European papers. The Pure Hemp style of cigarette paper is smoother and stronger, and burns evenly with virtually no taste or ash residue.

Robert Burton Associates, Fairfield, N.J., Toll-free: (800) 456-2234, Web: www.rbaltd.com.



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