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Custom Blends Coming to Lancaster, PA!

markjeff5001Smokers in Lancaster, PA will now be able to save money and enhance their enjoyment by rolling and smoking their own cigarettes made from Custom Blends 100%  farm fresh tobacco.  That’s also great news for those who have been driving to nearby York, PA to the original 7 Valleys Custom Blends shop.

Custom Blends Franchise Services LLC announced today the addition of 4 new franchise locations in Lancaster County PA with the awarding of an Area Development Agreement to Jamak Liberty Enterprises, Inc., a PA based company.

The first 7 Valleys Custom Blends store located in the Woods Edge Plaza in Manor Township is scheduled to open its doors in late July with the other stores expected to come online over the next 2-3 years as the market requires says Mark Tucci, Managing Partner of Custom Blends Franchise Services LLC from the company headquarters in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC.

“The make your own cigarette market is ideal for the new consumerism sweeping the nation” says Jeff Bond, CEO of Jamak Liberty Enterprises, Inc. “Customers appreciate the all natural farm fresh tobacco experience without all the chemicals and additives in leading brands. They really appreciate the cost savings too!” he adds.

Custom Blends is a pioneer in the RYO (Roll Your Own) and MYO (Make Your Own) cigarette market. By making available their Custom Blends Farm Fresh Tobacco and the widest selection of supplies, 7 Valleys Custom Blends’ customers save half or more off the cost of pre-manufactured cigarettes while making their own cigarettes at home with fresh all natural tobacco.

“Our business has exploded over the past few years.” Mr. Tucci says. “Between the decreasing quality and the increasing price of Big Tobacco cigarettes we are gaining more and more customers who realize they can save big money by making their own all natural cigarettes at home.” He continues “We have current customers making the long drive from Lancaster County to our existing franchise locations in York County. Locating in Lancaster County, Jeff will be able to service these existing customers and expand our market share.”

Started in 1993, and franchising since 2005 7 Valleys Custom Blends currently has 1 company owned store and 3 franchises all located in Pennsylvania. Custom Blends Franchise Services LLC offers individual franchises, Area Developments, and Master Franchise opportunities nationwide.

For more information, visit the 7 Valleys Custom Blends Top New Franchises listing, 7 Valleys Custom Blends blog, Custom Blends website, or contact Mark Tucci directly at 843-681-3966

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Cigarette Taxes Increasing Nationwide.

7 Valleys Custom Blends is glad they’re not in the cigarette business!

Cigarettes continue to be the every state, county & locality’s favorite tax target. Read how Los Angeles County is heaping yet another tax onto its retailers in this story in The Signal of Santa Clarita: Cigarette Fee Could Be Taxing

In Iowa, read how Businesses brace for cigarette tax hike. Here’s an excerpt of the story:

The Legislature likely will vote this week on raising the tax on a pack of cigarettes by as much as $1 per pack… After Saturday’s Legislative Coffee, some local merchants say it looks like the increase is a done deal.

Read about Tennessee’s proposed increase of taxes on cigarettes from 20 cents to 60 cents per pack: Some say tobacco laws would stink.

Here are a few more states:

Wisconsin: Proponents say cigarette tax will have positive impact
Oregon: Oregon Bill Takes Aim at Smokers
Maryland: Proposed cigarette tax hike…
South Dakota: Plan For Cigarette Tax Funds Advances
While they might be sympathetic to the plight of their fellow business owners, 7 Valleys Custom Blends franchisees don’t mind cigarette taxes. In fact, cigarette taxes are good for their business. Why? Because 7 Valleys Custom Blends doesn’t sell cigarettes, so 7 Valleys Custom Blends customers don’t have to pay exorbitant cigarette taxes. 7 Valleys Custom Blends customers buy the highest quality, farm-fresh loose tobacco, which is exempt from cigarette taxation. By rolling their own cigarettes instead of buying pre-manufactured, heavily taxed commercial cigarettes, they invest a little time to save A LOT of hard-earned money.

As a 7 Valleys Custom Blends franchise owner, your reaction to another cigarette tax will likely be: Bring it on!

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