J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Introduces New Branding.
“Over the past 125 years, our company branding has evolved considerably,” said Drew Newman. “In 1895, my great-grandfather founded our family business as the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. In 1927, he merged and the company became M. & N. Cigar Manufacturers, Inc. When we moved to Tampa in 1953, the factory was known as Standard Cigar Company. In 1997, we retired M. & N. and Standard and reintroduced the J.C. Newman name and the logo that we have been using until this day. After 23 years, we think that it is time to refresh our branding again.”
“With our new branding, we have kept the historic J.C. Newman Cigar Co. font as a connection to our company’s history,” said Newman. “We modernized and simplified our clock tower logo, which reflects our work to restore our historic El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa. We’ve included 1895 to show our company’s longevity. We choose gold as our primary color to reflect the fact that we hand craft high quality products and provide exceptional customer service.”
For the next six months, J.C. Newman’s logo will include “Our 125th Year” in celebration of this major milestone. Beginning in January, J.C. Newman’s logo will change again as shown below.
Founded in 1895 by Julius Caeser Newman, J.C. Newman Cigar Company is the oldest family-owned premium cigar maker in America. J.C. Newman rolls its El Reloj, Factory Throwouts, and Trader Jacks cigars by hand-operated, vintage cigar machines at its historic cigar factory in Tampa, Florida. It also hand rolls its Brick House, Perla del Mar, El Baton, and Quorum cigars at the J.C. Newman PENSA cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. J.C. Newman’s Diamond Crown, MAXIMUS, Julius Caeser, and Black Diamond cigars are handmade by Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic. With its longtime partners the Fuente family, the Newmans founded the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which supports low-income families in the Dominican Republic with education, health care, vocational training, and clean water.