Tuesday, December 4, 2007

CAO - Toraño Deal

CAO International Inc., as the result of a recent deal with Toraño Cigars Inc., will now be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Toraño and Dunhill brands. It make sense, since their manufacturing is mostly co-located in Nicaragua and Honduras under the aegis of the Fidel Olivias family.

Toraño is hoping to find a broader audience for its cigars with the deal, while C.A.O. hopes taking on Toraño’s distribution will allow Toraño to focus more on the manufacturing end of the cigar business.

The focus on manufacturing should help alleviate the backlog of certain cigars, like the C.A.O. America and Casa Toraño.

h/t Cigar Aficionado

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