International Shoppes and Otis McAllister open new Cohiba humidor at JFK T1 

International Shoppes and Otis McAllister, Inc. in partnership with General Cigar Company, celebrated the opening of a new Cohiba humidor in the International Shoppes Duty Free store in Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport on November 11, 2023.    

 The 12-foot walk up humidor and center floor display offer a welcoming environment for cigar aficionados and provide a contemporary shopping experience. Its premium design made with natural cedar and elegant finishes are reminiscent of how these fine cigars are made with the utmost quality, say the companies. 

 In addition to a premier selection from the wide range of Cohiba products, shoppers will be able to find cigars from the well-known brands Macanudo, CAO, Partagas, Don Tomas and more. The new humidor displays will preserve the quality of the cigars by ensuring they are stored under the optimal conditions. Customers will also be able to purchase specialty products, including rare collector’s items and travel retail exclusive products. 

General Cigar Company has created a Travel Retail exclusive that will be available to purchase in the new humidor, called the Cohiba C8 Limited Edition Collector’s Piece. This rare, new Cohiba cigar includes innovative packaging that features 10 Cohiba C8 cigars, ST Dupont cutter and lighter, and branded card all in a travel-friendly briefcase.    

 “I’m very proud of our new humidor and the work that our teams have done to make this space an exclusive shopping destination. These contemporary displays illustrate our commitment to quality and create a beautiful environment where aficionados and everyday travelers flying from JFK can find the world’s most expertly hand-crafted cigars, including the Cohiba C8 Limited Edition Collector’s Piece,” said Carla Tamma, Director of Tobacco Sales at Otis McAllister, Inc. 

      “On behalf of International Shoppes, I am thrilled with the newly installed Cohiba zone at our JFK T1 duty free shop. This partnership with Otis McAllister and General Cigar resulted in an exemplary execution of a best-in-class cigar category solution, including a very large humidor back wall featuring a wide assortment of cigars and a stand-alone floor unit that will feature the most exclusive and high-end selection of cigars featured in any airport in the Americas,” said Matthew Greenbaum, Co-CEO, International Shoppes. 

The center display unit in front of the new Cohiba humidor at International Shoppes Terminal 1 store at JFK International Airport features General Cigar Company’s Travel Retail exclusive. The Cohiba C8 Limited Edition Collector’s Piece is a rare, new Cohiba cigar presented in innovative packaging that features 10 Cohiba C8 cigars, a ST Dupont cutter and lighter, in a travel friendly briefcase.

     “The section is beautiful, appetizing and functional, not to mention the fact that it is delivering a tremendous uplift in category sales. The Cohiba displays are nestled strategically in between the high-end spirits and cigarette sections, whereby it is attracting many additional adult consumers.  

     “While the displays features Cohiba signage, the area is used to merchandise many other brands from General Cigar as well as from their competitors.  

     “I am certain that this area will be used as a bench-mark for the category in future duty free stores across the globe,” said Greenbaum.