On Monday, March 30th 2015, Cheap Smokes & Cigars launched its sixth location in Alberta. "It is our first store in Red Deer and it makes a real statement. Its the best we have to offer and our customers are loving it", according to Jeff Lawrence the co-founder of Cheap Smokes & Cigars. The new Franchisee's Derek, Kip and Jason found this opportunity on the Be The Boss web site and have been super excited about the whole process from the very beginning.
The Cheap Smokes & Cigars stores continue to break records for Tobacco sales with sales exceeding $1,800,000 per location and with their Ft McMurray location on pace to double or triple that number. "Our newest store is located on the main drag (Gaetz Ave) and could not be more central for the people of Red Deer. We really wanted to bring back the old school Cigar and Tobacco shop, without all the drug stuff our competitors carry, and I could not be more excited about the results" said Lawrence. He went on to say, "We have defiantly proven that this niche tobacco store model works and can create wealth for anyone in towns with a population of 10,000 or more like our location in Olds Alberta".
Alberta has proven to be a very fertile area for this business model and they have many other locations which are still available like: Beaumont, Chestermere, Morinville, Strathmore, Whitecourt, Camrose, Cold Lake, St. Albert, Wataskiwin to name just a few.