Back on September 17, 2014 Sam Leccia signed on with General Cigar following the deal days earlier of General acquisition of Torano. The sale of Torano left Leccia without distribution; which was quickly solved when he signed with General.
Yesterday, Sam Leccia announced in a statement via Facebook that he would be taking distribution back from General Cigar and departing the company.
The statement according Sam Leccia is as follows;
“General Cigar Co will no longer be the distributor for Leccia Tobacco. After a year, it just wasn’t a good fit. I appreciate my time with the folks at General Cigar, but this is truly best for the Leccia Tobacco brand.
Things really shouldn’t change all that much for Leccia Tobacco. The cigar brands have always been made at the same factories since day 1, and that will continue.
I have always maintained 100% ownership of the Leccia Tobacco brands and trademarks so the only real changes is how the cigars will be delivered to the retailer.
Once again, thanks to The General Cigar team for their efforts in selling the Leccia Tobacco brands in 2015, I wish them all continued success.
I have big plans for 2016 with some incredible new projects in store. I am looking forward to bringing them to a humidor near you!
Thank You All For Your Continued Support!