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Cigars: An Emerging Alternative to Cigarettes

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Dublin, Oct. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z2njfz/cigars_global) has announced the addition of the "Cigars - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Cigars in US$ Million & Million Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 182 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Agio Cigars
  • Altadis SA
  • Dannemann Cigarenfabrik GmbH
  • Habanos SA Corporation
  • John Middleton
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group
  • Swedish Match
  • Swisher International, Inc.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Cigars I-3
  • Cigar Types: Quality and Appearance Disparities I-3
  • Large Cigars I-3
  • Little Cigars I-4
  • Cigarillos I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. OUTLOOK II-1

  • A Prelude II-1
  • Current & Future Analysis II-1
  • Volume Analysis II-1
  • Value Analysis II-1
  • US and Europe Rule Global Cigar Market despite Regulatory Pressures II-2
  • Emerging Economies to Offer Stability to Cigar Market in the Long Run II-2
  • Cigars - An Emerging Alternative to Cigarettes II-2

2. TRENDS & ISSUES II-3

  • Cigar Market Growth: An Outcome of Mass Market Strategies II-3
  • Dominance of Low-Valued Products Cut Down Manufacturer Profitability II-3
  • Global Cigar Market Witnessing Rise in Youth Smoking II-3
  • Flavored Options Result in Demand Growth among Youth II-4
  • Growing Consumption of Cigars: A Boon for Cigar Tobacco Farmers II-4
  • Product Preference: A Perspective II-4
  • A Peek into the Handmade Premium Cigars Market II-4
  • Cuban Cigars Rise Out of the Recessionary Blues II-5
  • Role of Asia in Recovery of Cuban Production and Exports of Cigars II-5
  • Habanos Dominates the Cuban Cigar Industry II-5
  • Rise in Popularity of Non-Cuban Cigars: A Background II-6
  • Cigar Manufacturers Eye Female Cigar Smoking Market II-6

3. REGULATORY LANDSCAPE II-7

  • Regulatory Scenario in the Global Cigar Arena II-7
  • Global Regulatory Rampage on Tobacco Products Leaves Industry High and Dry II-7
  • Manufacturers Adapt to Increasing Tax Policy Disparities II-8
  • Flaws in Regulations Drives Youth Cigar Consumption II-8
  • Illegal Trading: A Menace to the Industry II-8

4. COMPETITION II-9

  • European Companies Rule the Global Cigar Market II-9
  • Cigar Manufacturers Oriented towards Mass Market Products II-9
  • Major Premium Cigar Brands in the Global Arena II-9
  • Major Global Cigar Manufacturers: A Brief Insight II-10
  • Altadis SA II-10
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S II-10
  • Swisher International II-10
  • John Middleton II-10

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-11

  • Cigars II-11
  • Cigar Types: Quality and Appearance Disparities II-11
  • Large Cigars II-11
  • Little Cigars II-11
  • Cigarillos II-11

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS II-12

  • Gurkha Cigar Group to Launch Gurkha Ghost Cigar II-12
  • Oliveros Cigars Unveils Boutique Blends Cigars II-12
  • General Cigar Launches Don Sixto II-12
  • Habanos to Unveil EdiciónLimitada Cigars for 2012 II-12
  • Torano Family Cigar Company Launches 3 new Cigars II-13
  • cigarsindia.in Launches Alec Bradley Maxx in II-13
  • Davidoff Launches Cigarillos for Indian Cigar Smokers II-13
  • cigarsindia.in Launches Padron Cigars II-13
  • Rocky Patel Launches Cigars and Cigar Accessories in India II-14
  • Gran HabanoCigars to Launch Two New Cigar Variants and a Factory Boutique II-14
  • Habanos S.A. Introduces Half Corona Cigar to the H.Upmann Range of Cigars II-14
  • Partagas Introduces Two New Cigars II-14
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Unveils Willem II Moments, a Value Offer Cigar II-14
  • Ted's Cigars Launch HOPZ Seasoned Cigars II-15
  • Joya de Nicaragua Announces Launch of Cuenca y Blanco cigars II-15
  • Miami Cigar to Launch La Sirena Cigars II-15
  • Habanos Launches Julieta Cigars for Women II-16
  • Scandinavian Tobacco to Launch Cafe Crème Silver Filter II-16
  • Torano Cigars Launch Master Cigars II-16
  • Davidoff Launches PurodOro Series Cigars II-16
  • ITC Launches Armenteros Hand-rolled Cigars II-17
  • BestCigarPrices.com and Alec Bradley Jointly Launch Star Insignia Cigars Online II-17

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-18

  • Altadis and Tabacalera Form Joint Venture II-18
  • Avanti Enters into Licensing Agreement with Villiger to Venture into Italy II-18
  • Emilio Cigars Signs Joint Distribution Agreement with Rodrigo Boutique Cigars II-18
  • Ezra Zion Cigars and CigarFederation.com Inks distribution agreement with Emilio Cigars II-18
  • Davidoff Inks Sponsorship Agreement with Art Basel II-19
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group Acquires Lane Limited from Reynolds American II-19
  • Adduci Inks Deal to Takeover Royal Jamaica Cigars II-19
  • M. Misti Cigar Company Signs Distribution Agreement with GBP International II-20
  • Commonwealth and Altadis Consolidate Operations II-20
  • Torano Family Cigar Company Acquires Distribution Rights for Sam Leccia Cigars II-20
  • Graycliff Enters into Agreement with Torano II-21
  • TekaPuro Inks Long-Term Agreement with Oliveros Cigars II-21
  • ITC Collaborates with La Aurora II-21
  • Studio Tobac Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Padilla Cigars II-22
  • STG and Swedish Match Merge Cigar Businesses II-22
  • Bayer CropScience Inks Joint Partnership Agreement with Camacho Cigars II-22

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-23

  • Agio Cigars (The Netherlands) II-23
  • Altadis SA (Spain) II-23
  • Dannemann Cigarenfabrik GmbH (Germany) II-23
  • Habanos SA Corporation (Cuba) II-24
  • John Middleton (US) II-24
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group (Denmark) II-24
  • Swedish Match (Sweden) II-25
  • Swisher International, Inc. (US) II-26

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-27

  • Volume Analytics II-28



III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

6. LATIN AMERICA

7. REST OF WORLD

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 182 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 218)

  • The United States (106)
  • Canada (3)
  • Japan (3)
  • Europe (55)
  • - Germany (12)
  • - The United Kingdom (6)
  • - Italy (3)
  • - Spain (5)
  • - Rest of Europe (29)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (18)
  • Latin America (28)
  • Africa (3)
  • Middle East (2)

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z2njfz/cigars_global

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