Gurkha Cigar Group International management has announced that 2022 will bring no pricing increase across all core domestic lines, with the only exception of their sampler bags. “Although suppliers have increased prices due to shortage of tobacco and production, Gurkha has decided to absorb those increases on our end at this time so that the retailers don’t feel the impact,” commented Jim Colucci, President of Gurkha Cigars.
COVID-19 brought a lot of strife to families and industries across the country and it’s no secret that cigar smokers found a stress outlet in their passion of smoking cigars. Tobacco sales have surged across the world as more and more consumers are able to enjoy smoking a cigar from the comfort of their homes as well as socially distancing in lounges.
“We’re proud to partner with our retailers across the country who have supported us over the years, and in turn we’re happy that we can support them in one more way by not raising our prices at this time,” said Juan Lopez, Vice President of Gurkha Cigars.
COVID restrictions brought a shortage of supply to the factories limiting their staff and hours over the last year and a half. Factories were forced into shorter hours and shifts with fewer and fewer rollers on the floor at one time. With that, production remains to be a problem for most cigar companies today. Gurkha’s projections have been strong for the most part, with only a few skus that have been in short supply. And with the tobacco that has been secured in advance, there’s no reason this coming year should fall any further behind.
Gurkha Cigars are known throughout the world for their premium cigars. The company produces millions of cigars per year that are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide. While Gurkha is known for its exclusivity, it has an impressive array of brands of flawlessly handcrafted, premium cigars created in a variety of strengths, tasting profiles and price-points. No matter what your taste, there’s a Gurkha cigar that’s perfect for your palate.