About John Middleton

John​ Middleton’s roots in tobacco date back to the founding of a small Philadelphia tobacco shop in 1856 to serve customers seeking cigars and pipe tobacco.​​​
Today, as part of the Altria family of companies, we continue to honor that tradition, making premium tobacco products in facilities in Limerick, Pennsylvania and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, not far from our original Philadelphia home.
We’re proud to be a leading manufacturer and marketer of pipe tobacco and cigars. Our Black & Mild brand is the second-best selling large machine-made cigar in the U.S. In 2016, the company's total retail share was 26.7 percent. Middleton also manufactures pipe tobacco with brands including Prince Albert, Carter Hall and Middleton’s Cherry Blend.
In 2007, Middleton became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc. Within the Altria family of companies, Middleton's role is to responsibly manufacture and market Middleton brands to adult smokers in a financially disciplined way. We are guided by Altria’s Mission & Values.
​Large Ma​chine-Made Cigar Market Share
In 2016, Middleton’s total retail share was 26.7 percent.1
​Our Employees
Succeeding and growing for more than 150 years requires talented, dedicated employees.  Our employees’ commitment to product quality and responsibility is what fuels our success. In order to keep our company moving forward, we invest in employees to build their leadership skills. We seek diverse and engaged employees at all levels who relish challenges and take initiative to deliver business results in a rewarding work environment. We think you “Can’t Beat the Experience” of working at John Middleton. Find out why.