Top 25 Tobacco Outlet Chains of 2017

    top 25 tobacco outlet chains of 2017

    Every year, Tobacco Business magazine lists the the top 50 tobacco outlet chains in the U.S. This elite roster of tobacco retailers is composed by store count. Here are the top 25 tobacco outlet chains, as of Jan. 31, 2017. For the full list, check out the March/April 2017 issue of Tobacco Business magazine.

    1. Smoker Friendly International
    Boulder, Colorado
    852 total authorized dealer locations

    2. Admiral Discount Tobacco
    Coopersville, Michigan
    173 stores      

    3. Tobacco Central dba Low Bob’s
    South Bend, Indiana
    122 stores

    4. The Cigarette Store Corp. (Smoker Friendly corporate stores)
    Boulder, Colorado
    99 stores

    5. Tobacco Superstores Inc.
    Forrest City, Arkansas
    87 stores

    6. Wild Bill’s Tobacco
    Troy, Michigan
    66 stores

    7. Smokers Choice
    Rock Hill, New York
    59 stores

    8. Tobacco Connection/Big Smoke
    Nampa, Idaho
    53 stores

    9. Brookshire Brothers (Tobacco Barn)
    Lufkin, Texas
    48 stores

    10. Discount Smoke Shops
    St. Louis, Missouri
    47 stores

    11. Kwik Trip (Tobacco Outlet Plus, Kwik Trip Express, Kwik Star Express)
    LaCross, Wisconsin
    42 stores

    12. NBS
    Parkersburg, West Virginia
    41 stores

    13. Cheap Tobacco
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    40 stores

    14. Smokin’ Joes
    Waymart, Pennsylvania
    30 stores

    15. Collett Enterprises
    Seymour, Indiana
    29 stores

    16. Saver Group
    Campbellsville, Kentucky
    27 stores

    17. Tobacco Plus Discount Outlet
    Crowley, Louisiana
    24 stores

    18. CLTS Inc./Dot Discount/Cigarette City
    Dover, Delaware
    24 stores

    19. A&K Wholesale (Discount Tobacco Outlets)
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    23 stores

    20. TRO of North Carolina (Tobacco Road Outlets) 
    Lakeview, North Carolina
    22 stores

    21. Smoke Shop
    Dyer, Indiana
    21 stores

    22. Smoke ‘N Go
    Abbeville, Louisiana
    21 stores

    23. Smokes 4 Less
    Poughkeepsie, New York
    20 stores

    24. Delta Distributors, Discount Tobacco Outlet
    Andalusia, Alabama
    20 stores

    25. Cigaret Shopper
    Brewer, Maine
    20 stores

    This story first appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Tobacco Business magazine. Members of the tobacco industry are eligible for a complimentary subscription to our magazine. Click here for details.