The Cigarette Store, LLC, known as Smoker Friendly, has acquired tobacco stores owned by Collett Enterprises. Consumers in the Seymour, Indiana region where Collett Enterprises is based already know these locations as being Smoker Friendly stores as they have carried the Smoker Friendly name and logo for some time as a longtime licensee of Smoker Friendly International.
Collett Enterprises opened its first tobacco store in 1994 and has been in business for 28 years. The 30 stores are located across Indiana and Kentucky and will continue to offer SF cigarette and tobacco product lines. Smoker Friendly will take over the operation of these stores as a continuation of its longstanding relationship with Collett Enterprises.
“It has been a challenging 28 years in the retail tobacco industry and I could not have done it without the support of my wonderful staff,” commented Darren Collett, president and owner of Collett Enterprises, iNc. “I have been friends with the Gallaghers for many years; when I decided to sell, I knew The Cigarette Store LLC was the right buyer. I know my employees will be in good hands. This is a great industry, and I will miss the many friends I have made along the way.”