Cigars International almost doubles its warehouse capacity


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Cigars International retail stores like this one in Fort Worth, Texas will be better served once the company fully expands its warehousing capacity.

Business is apparently booming for online cigar catalog and retailer Cigars International. So much so that the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania company has begun a massive expansion that will nearly double the size of its already sprawling warehouse.

“Over the past few years, Cigars International has experienced robust growth and our trajectory continues to rise,” said Sarah Santos, President and Senior Vice President of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s Americas Online and Retail Division. North. “We are significantly increasing our footprint to meet demand and accommodate future growth.”

The project was launched last month and if all goes according to plan, the company will add 100,000 square feet of space, giving it a sprawling 213,500 square feet of warehouse space by the fourth quarter of this year. year. When complete, the facility will upgrade its storage capabilities, add office space, and implement a new shelving and transportation system.


Construction is underway for the Cigars International expansion in Bethlehem, PA. Left to right: Sarah Santos, Senior Vice President of Online/Retail Division of STG North America, Jason Puso, Senior Vice President of Global Integrated Planning and Matthew Buffington, Chief Operating Officer.

Owned by European tobacco giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Cigars International is one of the largest catalog and internet cigar retailers in the United States. In addition to its online operations, the company also has multiple physical locations: three in Pennsylvania, two in Texas, and two in Florida.

“We are seeing an increase in economic optimism and discretionary spending among Cigars International consumers who continue to indulge in the pleasures of handmade cigars in a post-pandemic environment,” Santos added.


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