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Category: Omar de Frias

Cigar News: Fratello & W. Curtis Draper Announce Discount for Furloughed Government Workers

Omar de Frias announced today that Fratello Cigars would partner with W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist to offer discounts for federal employees in the DC area affected by the government shutdown. This is the longest government shutdown in our history and affects over 800,000 federal workers either furloughed or forced to work without pay.

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Cigar News: Fratello Launches Exclusive D.M.V.

Omar de Frias has announced a new Fratello cigar, exclusive for D.M.V and Delaware. The D.M.V is an abbreviation of the DC metro area as DC, Maryland and Virginia. The D.M.V will be available exclusively to retailers in DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The cigar is rolled at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic.

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Cigar News: Fratello Introduces Navetta Inverso

Today, Omar de Frias, owner of Fratello Cigars, announced Navetta Inverso, which translates to “inverted shuttle” in Italian. It will make its debut at this years IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The idea behind the blend is that is uses the same tobacco as the regular Navetta line, but in reverse order. So the tobacco previously used for the wrapper and binder are now the filler, and the filler are now the binder and wrapper.

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Cigar News: New Director of Operations for Fratello Cigars

Fratello Cigars entered the market back in 2013.  Since Omar de Frias started the brand, they have grown to a presence in more than 800 brick and mortar shops in the United States.  They also are being sold in 9 international locations. The company announced today the hiring of Shannon Strang as the new Director of Operations for Fratello Cigars.  Ms. Strang is a native of Pittsburgh, and she comes to Fratello with much experience in accounting, business development, logistics and customer service.

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Cigar News: Distribution Agreement for Fratello Cigars

Fratello Cigars recently announced their new distribution partner for  Germany, Klaus Kleinlagel.  Kleinlagel has been in the cigar industry since 1916 and they are based in Bruchsal Germany. Fratello Cigars already have distribution in the Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland.  This new partnership opens doors to expand the international growth of the Fratello Cigars brand.

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Cigar News: Two Guys Smoke Shop Announces Fratello Firecracker

Press Release – In 2006, David Garofalo, the owner and founder of Two Guys Smoke Shop came up with an idea some called “loco,” Spanish for crazy. The FIRECRACKER, a short format cigar with a head that resembled a fuse. Its first release was in 2007 and manufactured by Don Pepin Garcia at the El Rey de los Habanos Factory in Miami Florida USA. Later the next version was made again by Pepin Garcia but this time in Nicaragua at Tabacalera Cubana. Next came a version called the M80 also done at Tabacalera Cubana and a second version done at the My Father Cigar Factory.

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