This article showcases our top picks for the best United States based Tobacco companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Tobacco industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top United States Tobacco Companies
The Kraft Heinz Company is led by a world class Board of Directors and proven business leaders with an unparalleled record for performance. They are committed to investing in world-class brands and long-term value creation.
The Kraft Heinz Company has significant synergy opportunities with a strong platform for organic growth in North America, as well as global expansion, by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.. .
Eonsmoke, LLC is a global technology company currently disrupting the vaping industry. The company researches, develops, manufactures, mass distributes and mass markets devices, pods, salt nicotine juices, and disposables.
Currently the globe’s largest competitor to JUUL. The company is developing industry-leading CBD vaping pods and edibles.
Available at retailers nationwide and on www.eonsmoke.com.. .
General Mills is one of the world’s largest food companies. They’re one of the world’s largest food companies, marketing in more than 100 countries.
They categorize their sales into three core business segments: – U.S. Retail – International – Convenience Stores & Foodservice U.S.
Retail includes seven divisions that market brands such as Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt, Pillsbury refrigerated dough and Betty Crocker baking products. Its International sales excludes their proportionate share of two joint ventures: Cereal Partners Worldwide and Häagen-Dazs Japan..
Philip Morris International
PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world’s top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”).
RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements..
Reynolds American, Inc. is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States.
Its holdings include R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company (formerly Conwood Company), Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company and Niconovum AB. Reynolds American’s subsidiaries manufacture and market a variety of tobacco products, including cigarettes (Camel, Pall Mall, Kool, Winston, Salem, Doral, Misty, Capri and Natural American Spirit brands) and moist snuff (Grizzly and Kodiak brands).
In 2010, Reynolds American’s operating companies sold about 28% of all cigarettes sold in the U.S.. .
For more than 180 years, Altria’s companies have built some of the best-known brands in the world – Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal and Black & Mild – that today lead their respective categories. Altria Group owns three premier tobacco companies in the United States. Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton have leading positions in the cigarette, smokeless tobacco and large machine-made cigar categories.
Altria also has a substantial position in the alcohol business with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and an economic interest in SABMiller plc..
Binky’s Vapes, LLC is a start-up specialty alternative smoking shop to be launched in the coming 90 days. We will sell a wide variety of vape products accessories, repair and a menu of e-liquids to customers including medium- and high-income residents of Maryland and local communities.
Binky’s Vapes, LLC is established as a limited liability company owned by its founder. The store will be managed and directed by me, Beatrice Foster, a Army veteran in logistics and program manager with over 20 years’ experience in customer service, inventory and product management in the private, military and government sectors.
I will be joined by husband as partner when the second store is opened. I will serve many roles until we expand.
My husband and I understand we will constantly fight the stigma of being a “”head shop,”” and plan to educate our communities. We will provide one-on-one and group sessions in the store to teach e-cigarette users and hobbyists about the products.
I started my eBay business and soon realized I could make a bigger impact and reach more customers through retailing my products of choice. As a previous smoker my husband found vaping and electronic cigarettes an excellent alternative.
He and I both have tried cold turkey, patches diet and exercise changes but continued to smoke. He achieved success with quitting smoking much sooner than I.
Turning Point Brands
Turning Point Brands, Inc., is manufactures and markets smokeless and smoking tobacco products in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Smokeless Products; Smoking Products; and New Generation Products.
The Smokeless Products segment manufactures and markets moist snuff; and contracts for and markets loose leaf chewing tobacco products.. .
DopeBoo is THE online Head Shop for the modern consumer. We work hand-in-hand with local artists and major manufacturers so we can provide the newest, best quality and coolest bongs, dab rigs, vaporizers, pipes and smoking accessories (i.e.
rolling papers). We think that’s dope and we hope that you will, too..
J-R Cigar is the largest distributor and retailer of brand name premium cigars in the United States. The Company’s primary products consist of premium cigars, mass market cigars and cigarettes which are distributed to retail and wholesale customers.
The Company’s highest gross margins are generated from the sale of premium cigars (imported, hand-made and hand-rolled cigars made with long filler and all natural tobacco leaf) and, as such, it has targeted premium cigars as its primary growth vehicle. The Company’s premium cigars consist of approximately 150 brands, of which 43 are the Company’s proprietary brands.
Among the Company’s proprietary products are nationally recognized brands such as Belinda-Registered Trademark-, Casa Blanca-Registered Trademark-, El Rey del Mundo-Registered Trademark-, 5 Star Seconds-Registered Trademark-, Jose Marti-TM-, J-R Alternative-Registered Trademark-, J-R Ultimate-Registered Trademark-, La Finca-Registered Trademark-, Rosa Cuba-TM- and Santa Clara-Registered Trademark.. .
Ploom is an upstart tobacco company based in San Francisco. Really.
We are creating a line of products starting with the ModelOne. Reimagining the smoking paradigm, we wed modern technologies, materials and processes to the best tobacco and botanical ingredients.
We handcraft our pods at our micro-factory in San Francisco. Ploom began as a conversation between a smoker and a non-smoker outside a studio at Stanford’s Joint Program in Design in 2004.
“What do you hate about smoking?” Adam asked. “What do you love about it?” James responded.
The two had already been collaborating on eccentric thesis explorations but those were quickly dropped to answer the question: What if smoking were reinvented today? The thesis generated support from some of the most well respected thinkers and doers in and around the University. James and Adam founded Ploom in a tiny orange painted room on an apple orchard in Palo Alto, determined to bring a better alternative to people who love (and hate) smoking.
Hundreds of prototypes, consumer insights and a business plan later, the two developed a unique startup in the historic Dogpatch area of San Francisco with a handful of the best engineers, advisors, marketing and biotech veterans in the country. The model One and Ploom’s first six flavors are the first glimpse of the future of smoking: a new ritual for a modern society from a new kind of company..
Alliance One International
Alliance One International (AOI) is a leading independent leaf tobacco merchant serving the world’s cigarette manufacturers. The company was formed on May 13, 2005, as a result of the merger of DIMON Incorporated and Standard Commercial Corporation, both world leaders in in providing customers with high-quality tobacco and superior customer service.
The creation of Alliance One brings together 200 years of combined experience and expertise, establishing a formidable competitor with a clear focus on its customers, as well as a vision for the future.. .
Vaping.com is a leading online retailer of premium vaping hardware and liquids. The company’s focus is on transitioning smokers away from cigarettes and on to vaping.
It’s at the heart of everything we do. We’re not interested in fads, we’re interested in what truly changes smokers into vapers..
AgeChecker.Net is an online age verification service compatible with all major ecommerce platforms. Designed to be fast and simple, it checks a customer’s name, address, and date of birth against a database of various public records to confirm they are of legal age to buy age-restricted products on your website.
If further authentication is necessary, the customer is required to submit a photo ID, which is verified by a live team in under 10 seconds. AgeChecker.Net is fully customizable, so you can set minimum age requirements for each state, and for each type of product you sell..
BnBTobacco.com is an online smoke shop that offers premium cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco, humidors, accessories and more from world renowned brands at discounted prices. We started in 2009 when Brad took over the day to day operations of the family business and teamed up with Brian to handle the online marketing and Search Engine Optimization.
Since this time, BnB has experienced tremendous growth thanks to some of the best and most loyal customers in the business. It is our mission to keep you guys happy.
Compared to those “other guys” selling cigars online, we are a relatively small business. As such, every order is important to us and we strive to provide excellent service each time.
We are committed to having the best cigar selection with an emphasis on quality, pricing and great service. This differentiates us from most of the retailers in the United States who specialize in one geographic area or product type.
Our strength is our team of professionals, who must demonstrate comprehensive cigar knowledge before they are invited to join our team. After joining the team, all of our members undergo an extensive initial training program, participate in weekly team meetings, attend regular cigar events, and attain a thorough knowledge of the industry and the products we carry.
We believe that an educated consumer is our best customer. We want to demystify the cigar-buying experience for our customers so they will feel confident in choosing the product that is perfect for them..
Phantom Smoke Hookah
Phantom Smoke eHookah is the premiere choice for smoking your favorite hookah blend on-the-go. Along with giving you 800 Puffs and 20 Flavors to choose from, the nicotine-, tar-, and tobacco-free based product has also proven itself to be the healthier alternative for traditional hookah smokers.
With the growing hookah buzz amongst young adults across the nation, Phantom Smoke has provided a product that fits into your hand. It can be smoked in public places such as clubs, bars, restaurants, etc.
since the odorless vapor from the eHookah is not being in the same category as harmful cigarette or tar-heavy traditional hookah tobacco smoke. The company launched in March, 2013 and has already gained a lot of attention and recognition amongst avid hookah smokers..
QuitNet delivered digital smoking cessation services to states, insurers and large employers. One of the first e-Health platforms it used social networks to drive behavior change.
It was profitable from founding and had a succesful exit with its sale to Axia.. .
Mike’s Cigars Distributors, Inc
Mike’s Cigars is one of the top distrubutors of cigars, cigar samplers, humidors, Cutters, Lighters, Gifts and cigar accessories in the world. We deals in over 1000 brands, including its flagship Licenciados, Bauza and 898 Collection.
We also feature a bar & lounge complete with two big screen TV’s for big games, events, and any of your meetings. Our lounge is fully furnished for all occasions.
We offer free shipping with freshness guarantee. For more visit Mike’s Cigars..
Humble Juice Co.
HMBL is a brand from award-winning eLiquid manufacturer Humble Juice co. Humble Juice Co.
is internationally respected for its quality products, pricing and branding. Our wide variety of flavors will keep you coming back for more.
We offer something for everyone.. .
Artisan Vapor Company
Fort Worth As a leader in the electronic vapor industry, Artisan Vapor is a market leader of quality electronic cigarettes, accessories, as well as our unexcelled E-liquids made right here in Texas. At Artisan we care for our valued customers and aim to provide a safer solution to smoking.
We are here to support your choice to transition to an unscented nicotine-free alternative to smoking.. .
Lorillard, Inc., through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, is the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. Founded in 1760, Lorillard is the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the United States.
Newport, our flagship premium cigarette brand, is the top selling menthol and second largest selling cigarette brand overall in the United States based on gross units sold in 2011. The Newport brand accounted for approximately 88 percent of our sales revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012..
The Jones Labs, Inc.
The Jones Labs is a developer of advanced vaporization technology servicing the cannabis and nicotine alternatives industries. Our robust IP Portfolio of products elevate the vaping experience with intuitive designs, new materials, and hyper-advanced innovations.
The Jones Labs’ regulatory department has taken great care to ensure that all of our products are of the highest quality design and materials. The Jones Labs Offers our Customers an experience, not just a product.
rise. by The Jones , our latest project, is an Integrated Cessation Platform for nicotine addiction, that combines digital aerosol drug-delivery (ENDS) & an AI supported behavioral therapy app.
rise. by The Jones , our latest project, is an Integrated Cessation Platform for nicotine addiction, that combines digital aerosol drug-delivery (ENDS) & an AI supported behavioral therapy app.
California based Subsidiary Company, Stoned Ape Cannabis, offers private label ODM/OEM services to The Cannabis Industry utilizing The Jones Labs’ proprietary IP.. .
Central Vapors, LLC know as Central Vapors, incorporated on June 1, 2013. The companies brand manufactures the Central Vapors brand Eliquid flavor line and distributes blended vape liquid flavors to its retail locations as well as offers a white-label e-liquid product line to wholesale customers in operation of independently owned vape shops.
Additional offerings include the resale of popular industry products inclusive of the top 10 electronic cigarette branded devices with names such as SMOKTech, Joyetech, KangerTech etc. Central Vapors originated in 2013, Founded in Dallas, TX and now headquartered in McKinney, located just North of Dallas.
Central Vapors is a privately held company founded by both Cameron Harris (current CEO) and Scott Poggency (exit 2016; equity sale) Central Vapors is a manufacturer of privately branded Eliquids offered and sold in its owned and operated retail brick and mortar locations, in addition to its online store(s) offerings include specialized wholesale pricing to independent resalers scattered locationally throughout the United States reselling Central Vapors brand products; or similarly a privately branded product manufactured by Central Vapors. Manufacturing vape liquids are considered Central Vapors main core competencies; with plans to diversify offerings with software service solutions specifically intended for use by companies within the industry.
Currently, Central Vapors allocates a sizable portion of annual R&D budgeting toward the continued development of SaaS business software for future use by these companies in the vaping industry; where Central Vapors cloud software will offer a foundational software solution applicable to the general industry needs with a broader range of fundamentally specific optional add on software “Apps”. In essence, Vape companies can solve and implement software solutions with Central Vapors cloud services.
Companies begin with choosing optionally available “add ons” also allowing for an easier and self-paced and scalable route towards an all-encompassing software solution. In a perfect its a solution Implemented with such ease it (customers involuntary do all the work) implementing nearly everything themselves via self-selected “Apps” The resulting solution we feel has the added benefit and potential to be more tightly fitted with the specific needs of the individual vape company.
When the technical aspect of software integration is nonexistent, via Central Vapors cloud “Apps” in reality, there is no better candidate then the customer to identify potential “puzzle pieces” evaluating each “App,” trying the best sounding “Apps” first, until customers see a precise and functioning fit. Central Vapors cloud solution initially focuses on needs for multi-channel e-commerce retailers, real-time order fulfillment and manufacturing of made to order products with complex variations and customizations unique to the vaping industry are applicable.
Vapor Origin is on a mission to become the world’s largest online vape shop. We started our online shop in 2018, attempting to help smokers switch to a cleaner, healthier alternative.
Vapor Origin is amassing a truly global audience and offers the latest vaping devices, equipment, and eliquids from your favorite brand, such as SMOK, Vaporesso, Innokin, Joyetech, Suorin, VOOPOO, OBS and Cosmic Fog.. .
Apothecarry Brands Inc.
If you keep your cigars are in your humidor, and your wine in wine fridge, then why the heck would you keep your high quality cannabis in a shoebox user your bed?! The Apothecarry Brands, Inc is a purveyor of luxury cannabis accouterment, providing high style and high quality goods designed with the cannabis connoisseur in mind. Our goal is to provide products that help make smoking easier, safer and more reliable than ever before, allowing our customers to get the best smoking experience possible.
Our initial offering, the Apothecarry Case, is a sleek and sexy storage and humidor system designed to safely keep cannabis at its freshest, most optimum quality while providing luxury tools and humidity control for the discriminating connoisseur. The company has seen a 144% increase in sales in Q1 18 and is currently raising its bridge round..
420 Roundtable Inc
420 Roundtable is a educational social club. They educate the public on the Pro(s) & Con(s) of marijuana / cannabis and it’s role in history versus present.
420 Roundtable host’s & sponsor events to create the opportunity for educational avenues and resources to inform their community. 420 Roundtable Club members range from all areas of the globe and they have such a large variety of professionals who commit their time and knowledge to the greater good of 420 Roundtable Club.
They are positive advocates for legal marijuana in all 50 states and around the world. who need their help.
They welcome new members who share their commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support them by helping with their work? A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!.
American Snuff Company
American Snuff Company, a Reynolds American, Inc. operating company.
Take a look around and keep checking back with us as They continue to grow! This is the American Snuff Company, LLC corporate website. It is offered for the purpose of providing information about the company.
This website does not advertise, sell, or offer promotions for products.. .
EcigaretteReviewed.com is a leading source of e-cigarette reviews, news, tips, guides, and commentary related to e-cigs. EcigaretteReviewed’s reviews are brutally honest, telling you the pros and cons of each e-cig in an undiluted and unflinching style, so you can make an informed decision and kick the tobacco cigarettes effectively.
They also keep readers informed about the latest news making waves in the vaping community, offering evidence-based commentary on the big issues and keeping you informed of any special offers.. .
MonthlyStash is a monthly subscription service that discreetly delivers traditional smoking supplies (papers, wraps, lighters, incense, etc.) each month. Our mission is to allow our users to enjoy their hobby or medicine without compromising their privacy.
We believe it’s embarrassing buying papers from the store; you never know who you’ll run into. Additionally we believe it’s too expensive and inconvenient buying from the store.
We aim to solve these problems with our service. Think of it as Dollar Shave Club meets marijuana.
In the future we hope to take advantage of the growing marijuana market and believe new product producers (pipes, vaporizers, etc.) will need a channel to distribute their products and we want to surprise our users with these new products.. .
SmokeSmith Gear is an award winning online headshop that carries the best products at the lowest prices. We work closely with top bong, vape and smoke accessory brands and feature both market leaders and smaller hand made artistic pieces providing the customer with the power of choice.
We offer a price match guarantee, free shipping and the best warranty policies in the industry. If you are looking for a great bong, dab rig, glass pipe, grinder, accessory or vaporizer then SmokeSmith Gear is the online headshop for you..
The Center from Health Promotion
The Center for Health Promotion Inc. delivers tobacco cessation and weight management services to customers nationwide.
As an operating unit of Group Health Cooperative (Seattle) for almost 20 years, CHP developed the telephone-based Free & Clear program and established itself a national leader in tobacco cessation. Today CHP continues to deliver tobacco cessation services through health plans, businesses and labor organizations around the country.
CHP also provides phone-based tobacco cessation services to residents of Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin through contracts with state agencies or coalitions. The company is actively engaged in research trials with major research centers including The Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif., the Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center and Group Health’s Center for Health Studies, both in Seattle.
This active research is undertaken to help improve CHP’s services to smokers and increase scientific understanding of this key health issue.. .
Hazy Haus Vapor Store
H2ecig.Com is a premier provider of top quality refillable e-cigarettes, across the US! The company offers a wide selection of e cigarette liquid refill to choose from; all available at pocket friendly prices. E-cigarette is easy to use, has a robust construction, and produces excellent vapor and flavor.
All these things make it a good product for beginners or for people who are looking for an awesome and hassle free vaping experience. It is incredibly easy to use.
This variant is different from protank 2 because of its reinforced design and ability to use dual coil atomizers. For more information please call us at 630-973-3178 or Email us at [email protected].
Company name: Hazy Haus Vapor Store Owner: William Hausman Address: 43 East Glenlake Roselle IL (Illinois), 60172 Toll Free No: 630-973-3178 E-mail Id: [email protected] Website: https://h2ecig.com/ Office timings: 9am-6pm Please Follow Us On: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hazy-Haus-Vapor-Store/211259705686135 https://twitter.com/HazyHaushttps://plus.google.com/+H2ecig/postshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Ob2DkaWsJB64Gditf24mw. .
Vaporin is a distributor and marketer of vaporizers, tanks, and mods (VTM’s) and e-liquids products. The company focuses on a multi-pronged revenue model comprised of convenience store sales, online retail continuity programs, traditional online sales, and the acquisition and opening of retail stores.
Vaporin’s innovative technology offers the look, feel and taste of traditional cigarettes without any tar, tobacco, smoke and odor. As an alternative to traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes, Vaporin is offered in a variety of kits ranging from those for beginner vapor users up to high-level experienced users.
The unique Vaping Pens product line and Made-In-USA E-Liquid is what makes Vaporin one of the emerging brands in the market. Vaporin is not just an alternative to traditional smoking, but a lifestyle..
Hobocans is the manufacturer and online retailer for the HoboHookah. With operations in the US, China, Europe, and Latin America, Hobocans is the first truly global hookah pipe developer and distributor in the world.
By developing innovative, niche products, Hobocans seeks to be the Apple of the hookah world: Constantly innovating and iterating its products to suit the discriminating tastes of their fervent following.. .
Jerry Brothers Industries
Jerry Brothers Industries was founded in the early 1900s by members of the Jerry family. The business remained in the Jerry family until the 1970s, and its primary focus was conveyor belting for the tobacco industry.
Since the 1980s, JBI has diversified its customer base while continuing to foster its tobacco industry relationships, and in 1996, opened a branch in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today, JBI is a leader in lightweight conveyor belt distribution, providing solutions to its bakery, cookie and cracker, meat, salad, tobacco, printing and paper, box and distribution center customers..
Everything You VAPIN need! Welcome to CoolVapin. It is our commitment to our customer’s that we provide you with the highest quality E Cig products, and customer service in the industry.
We feel that helping people quit smoking is a very high priority for us, and providing a range of great vaping products is the way we fill that void. We sell everything from starter kits for the beginners, to MOD’s, and accessories for the experienced vapor.
We thank you for your business and hope you enjoy.. .
Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge will be a new hookah lounge in Reno which will focus on a combination of Middle Eastern customers and customers over 18 years of age to offer a more higher quality alternative to hookah goers. The first bar will be established in Reno, and managed by the business founder, Joseph Ruiz.
The business will generate revenues through the sale of flavored tobaccos, non-alcoholic drinks, and appetizers. The business seeks angel investor funding to launch its first bar.
The business projects to become profitable in its first year with good profit from strong sales in the first year. Sales will triple by the third year of operation.
Net profit of sales will be respectable due to the high margin on the products sold. Exit for investors is possible from sale of the franchise to a chain of bars looking to expand their market..
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