Altadis USA to sell Nat Sherman premium cigars..

July 8, 2008 - Nat Sherman International has appointed Altadis USA as the exclusive distributor of several of its cigars in the United States. The agreement includes the brands Nat Sherman Sauve, the Nat Sherman 489 and 1400 Series and the Omerta Nat Sherman Private Selection. Joel Sherman, president of Nat Sherman Inc.: due to recent changes in OTP (other tobacco products) taxing regulations, it has been increasingly difficult for us to give our cigars the attention they deserve. We have always enjoyed a warm relationship with Altadis USA, and this is a unique opportunity for both parties. Nat Sherman makes and sells premium cigars, cigarettes, pipes, tobacco, and smoking accessories (ashtrays, cigar cutters and cases, humidors, lighters) throughout the US and in more than 40 countries worldwide. Altadis USA created from the 2000 consolidation of HavaTampa Inc. and Consolidated Cigar Holdings is a leading cigar maker nationwide that generates more than half of its parent Altadis, S.A.'s worldwide cigar sales. Altadis USA's Spanish parent company was acquired by Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group in February 2008. Reference: Altadis USA to sell Nat Sherman cigars, Tobacco Reporter, 7/8/2008.
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