SavOn, Acorn Sign On as Smoker Friendly Dealers

Two new licensees join private-label tobacco program

Published in CSP Daily News

BOULDER, Colo. -- SavOn Stores in northern New York and Acorn Petroleum in Colorado have joined the Smoker Friendly Private-Label Tobacco Program.

Oneida, N.Y.-based SavOn, owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, operates 13 stores in Oneida, Sherrill, Verona and Canastota, N.Y.

Acorn Petroleum Inc., a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based convenience and gasoline distribution company, operates eight stores in southern and western Colorado.

Smoker Friendly has nearly 900 participating stores in the program.

Boulder, Colo.-based Smoker Friendly International is America's largest cigarette and tobacco store retailer. It designed the Smoker Friendly Authorized Dealer Program for existing retail tobacco store and convenience store operators who wish to market a competitively priced private-label product within an exclusive protected territory. This program is for the tobacco retailer who wants the advantages of a private label; more interaction with other tobacco retailers including information and idea sharing; clout with manufacturers; and the greater synergies that a nationally known private-label brand like Smoker Friendly provides.