2020 Wrap Up and Retail Top Sellers

2020 was an interesting year to say the least. As a retailer, this year has challenged us in various unforeseen ways. However, it has also been a rewarding year for us as challenging times often bring people together. As for the cigar industry as a whole, I believe the numbers are going to show that sales were ultimately up for the year. While there were some clear winners and losers - people seem to be enjoying premium cigars more than ever.  Through all of the craziness that was 2020, it was a successful year here at Renegade! 

For us:

We were forced to make some adjustments, cancel events and change the way we run our in-store business. However, the conversation stayed the same. How do we continue delivering quality service and an experience that our friends and customers cannot get anywhere else? 

We released several new cigars - even more than normal. Even if we didn’t know it at the time, having exciting blends really turned out to be a huge blessing during the time we were not allowed to operate as a lounge. I would like to thank everyone who supported our work - it is more appreciated than you know. 

We deployed an e-commerce element to our business which has granted us the opportunity to serve our customers in a new way. The response was surprisingly good, even if the product wasn’t perfect. We have since re-launched the website with a substantially better user experience. While our primary focus remains in-store, we are happy to serve our customers in the way that best fits their lifestyle. 

The Conclusion:

Our manufacturers were supportive, our staff worked hard, and our customers were loyal - we close out this year as grateful as ever. 
 

A look at the retail numbers 

The buying patterns of our customers always interest me. We had numerous limited releases that made a lot of noise, but many classics remain as popular as ever.  Here are our top selling cigars for 2020. 

 

  1. Fresh Rolled (I didn’t break these down by blend) 
     
  2. Padron 4000 Natural 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/padron-4000-natural
     
  3. Padron 7000 Maduro 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/padron-maduro
     
  4. Renegade X Anniversary Cigars
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/renegade-x-anniversary-cigar-box10ct
     
  5. No Free Lunch by Caldwell | Renegade Cigars
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/no-free-lunch-charity-release-by-lost-found-renegade-cigars
     
  6. Davidoff Anniversary Double R 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/davidoff-aniversario
     
  7. Davidoff WSC Late Hour Churchill 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/davidoff-winston-churchill-late-hour
     
  8. ADV The Conqueror LE Lancero
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/adv-black-the-conqueror-le-lancero
     
  9. Liga Privada #9  
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/liga-privada-no-9
     
  10. Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/pappy-van-winkle-cigar
     
  11. Brand-less by Renegade Cigars 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/renegade-brandless
     
  12. Renegade 8 Anniversary Cigar
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/renegade-8-anniversary-cigar
     
  13. Fuente Short Story 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/arturo-fuente-hemingway-short-story
     
  14. HR Signature  
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/hirochi-robaina-signature
     
  15. Romeo Y Julieta Reserve Real Churchill 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/romeo-y-julieta-reserva-real
     
  16. Liga Privada #9 Belicoso 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/liga-privada-no-9
     
  17. Liga Privada #9 Toro 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/liga-privada-no-9
     
  18. Davidoff WSC Last Hours Toro 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/davidoff-winston-churchill-late-hour
     
  19. Cohiba Toro Tubo 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/cohiba-red-dot
     
  20. Burnt Ends by Renegade Cigars 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/burnt-ends-by-renegade-5-pack-robusto
     
  21. Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Toro 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/rocky-patel-vintage-1999-conneticut
     
  22. Caldwell Pacific Standard Corona Gorda 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/caldwell-pacific-standard
     
  23. Davidoff Anniversary #3
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/davidoff-aniversario
     
  24. Year of the OX 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/davidoff-year-of-the-ox
     
  25. Davidoff Nicaragua Diadema 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/davidoff-nicargua
     
  26. BHEH by Renegade Cigars 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/bheh
     
  27. Guardian of The Farm
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/guardian-of-the-farm
     
  28. Scotty Signature
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/scotty-signature
     
  29. ADV Red Corona Gorda
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/adv-red-the-explorer
     
  30. Rocky Patel 1999 Churchill 
    https://renegadecigars.com/products/rocky-patel-vintage-1999-conneticut

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