Philip Morris USA
, the nation’s leading cigarette manufacturer, is more than 167 years old. The history of the company can be traced back to Philip Morris’ 1847 opening of a single shop on London’s Bond Street, which sold tobacco and ready-made cigarettes.
In 1902, Philip Morris & Co., Ltd. incorporated as a small tobacco company in New York City. In 1960, Philip Morris was the smallest among the six major tobacco companies in the United States.
By 1983, the company grew to become the largest cigarette manufacturer in the U.S. in terms of revenue and market share.