BUSINESS
02/05/2014 12:41 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These 11 Stores Are Addicted To Selling Cigarettes

CVS made a landmark announcement Wednesday that its 7,600 stores will stop selling tobacco products by October. That's a big deal. The company admitted that it expects to lose $2 billion in sales this year.

The fact is, many of America's largest retail chains make a ton of money selling cigarettes. And while some big retailers, like Target and Wegmans, kicked their cigarette habits years ago, a number of big companies are still addicted.

1. Walmart

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2. Walgreens

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3. Dollar General

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4. 7-Eleven

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5. Family Dollar

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6. Costco

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7. Rite-Aid

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8. Kroger

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9. Albertsons

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10. Safeway

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11. Sam's Club

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