The Cigarette and Tobacco Products Wholesaling industry has thrived in the past five years in spite of growing regulatory, economic and structural challenges. Over the five years to 2014, cigarettes and other tobacco products have faced intense regulatory scrutiny from both the government and the public. In the coming years, consumers will attempt to stop smoking, which will drive down demand for cigarettes and other conventional tobacco products.
Companies within this industry acquire packaged cigarettes and other tobacco products from manufacturers and sell the goods to retailers such as convenience stores, supermarkets, specialized tobacco stores, street vendors or internet tobacco retailers. They may also sell to other wholesalers. The sales and distribution offices of tobacco product manufacturers are included in this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.