Hail & Cotton International Group – Boostafrica Traders (Pvt) Ltd sign MOU

Hail & Cotton International Group (HCIG) and Zimbabwean leaf supplier, Boostafrica Traders (Pvt) Ltd (BA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which HCIG will acquire a fifty percent equity stake in BA. The transaction is expected to close by April 2019. ”We believe this investment creates synergies for … Read More

Ray M. Paul, Jr. appointed to Hail & Cotton, Inc. Board of Directors

Hail & Cotton, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ray M. Paul, Jr. to its Board of Directors. Ray is a retired Executive Vice President and Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company. Ray spent more than 30 years of his career with Universal before retiring in 2012.  “Ray has served in a consulting role to … Read More

HCIG China Representative Office Opening

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Hail & Cotton International B.V. (China Representative Office) located in Qingdao. The office will be staffed by Tony Jiang (Asst. Country Manager) and an Administration Manager (We are currently interviewing for this position). Bill Strickland (Country Manager) and Hubert Yan (Leaf Operations) will continue to reside … Read More

Mike de la Fargue retires from HCIG

Mike de la Fargue, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hail & Cotton International Group, announced his retirement in May of this year. Mike joined HCIG in 2013. His retirement became official on October 31, 2018.  Mike has been instrumental in broadening the Company’s international footprint and in building a strong group of leaders … Read More

Dubai WT update

With regards to the recent World Tobacco Dubai exhibition, we appreciate the many visits we had from a wide spectrum of all our valuable customers and supply partners and the constructive and relevant discussions and meetings this allowed. Thanks to you all for your contribution to making this show a success for us. We look … Read More

HCIG will exhibit at WT Middle East in Dubai Dec 5-6

Hail & Cotton International Group will have a stand at WT Middle East Exhibition, Dubai, on December 5-6, 2017. Come and meet our experienced team at Booth LO5 at the Dubai show to discuss any of your tobacco needs for any type of tobacco product. We look forward to seeing you at this important event. … Read More

HCIG Asian Representative Office Opening

We are please to announce the opening of a representative office for Hail & Cotton International B.V. in Surabaya, Indonesia. The office will be staffed by James Jackisch who will serve as Asia Regional Manager and Keagan Haasbroek in the capacity of Assistant Leaf / Operations Manager. This office will serve as an extension of … Read More

HCIG to host USDA dark fire-cured grading school

Hail & Cotton International Group will host a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) dark fire-cured grading course November 13-17, 2017, at its international headquarters in Springfield, Tenn. The course, which will be led by USDA AMS Tobacco Training Specialist Bobby Wellons, will cover all aspects – from body and color … Read More

Hail & Cotton USA achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration

At the beginning of each year, Hail & Cotton USA sets goals for achieving recertification of our Quality Management Systems (QMS) covering standard requirements for our factories, buying stations, and storage facilities. We are pleased to announce that Hail & Cotton USA has, through audits by SAI Global, obtained recertification to the new ISO 9001:2015 … Read More