Email from: The Fuente and Newman Families The Fuente and Newman families are pleased to announce that Fuente & Newman Premium Cigars Limited, Inc. will be renamed the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company effective January 22, 2018. Formed in 1990 as FANCO International before becoming Fuente & Newman in 1995, the company distributes Arturo Fuente cigars to premium cigar retailers throughout America. Only the company’s name is changing; its structure and operations will remain the same.
“When my grandfather founded our family business in 1912, he called it the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company,” said Carlos Fuente, Jr. “I am very pleased that Arturo Fuente cigars will once again be sold in the United States by a company bearing our original name.”
“I am very proud of the longstanding partnership between both our century-old cigar families,” said Eric Newman. “We look forward to strengthening the Arturo Fuente brand in the United States and continuing to provide superior service and support to premium cigar retailers across the country.”
The Fuente family hand rolls the world’s finest cigars at Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. and grows its renowned cigar tobacco at the Chateau de la Fuente, both in the Dominican Republic. Its brands include Arturo Fuente, Casa Cuba, Don Carlos, Fuente Fuente OpusX, and Hemingway. Fuente also rolls Diamond Crown, MAXIMUS, Julius Caeser, and Black Diamond cigars for the J.C. Newman Cigar Company, which was established in 1895 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Together, the Fuente and Newman families also founded the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which operates primary and high schools, a medical clinic, sports and recreation facilities, and a vocational training program in one of the poorest regions of the Dominican Republic.