• Report: #342464

Complaint Review: 99 Cents Only Store

  • Submitted: Fri, June 20, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, June 20, 2008

  • Reported By:kent Washington
99 Cents Only Store
4000 Union Pacific Ave Commerce, California U.S.A.
  • Phone: 323-323-3535
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  • Category: Racists

99 Cents Only Store corporate racism and discrimination Commerce California

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: This really does happen!

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I own a small business that design and sell positive wear for the youth,I contaced buyers marthe lopez,vivian son and julian george concerning possibly becoming a supplier with their company,at that time I was asked to send over information on the company. At that time I sent over a power point presentation to Julian and Martha.Julian is the stationery buyer and Martha is the softline buyer,after looking at the presentation,I was contacted via-e-mail by Martha Lopez,at that time she told me that she liked my products and could I send her samples,I agreed and mailed them to the corporate office in Commerce California.about one week later I contacted julian and martha lopez by phone,at that time I was told that their customer base is hispanic and they could not buy products that did not reflect their customers,Martha went as far as telling me that in order for them to buy from my company,I would have to make products with hispanic children on them,so as a result of that they could not do business with us,at that time I told her that all americans shop at the 99 cents only store,not just hispanics and felt that that was un-fair to practice that kind of business.After that conversation I asked for my samples to be returned,julian returned the spiral notebook samples that I sent over via U.P.S. on June 17,2008,after opening the box I realized that my t-shirts were not in there with the rest of my samples,I place a call to Martha Lopez to ask her where my samples were,at that time she stated that her office was a mess and she would send them to me when she finds them,I have not recieved a phone call back or had the rest of my products returned back to me yet.how can I get help,I have left several messages with her supervisor by the name of Mike B. but have been contacted yet.

Denita
kent, Washington
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

This really does happen!

AUTHOR: A. S - (USA)

 Ok so this is really happening! Ive been working here for quite a few years now and there is alot of racism , i keep my mouth shut because im in a position to where im barely holding on and so i cant jeopordize my position. Most of the vendors are friends of family memebers etc or big name companies the smaller companies only get our account if they are hispanic or hispanic based merchandise. There are two stores that i know of in the phoenix area that are very racist and just in the last year or so have gained a few white employees one being an older white woman that couldnt figure out the registers very fast so she was called names and stuff. The other has been there now for around 17 or 18 months and shes just too (((REDACTED))) to see whats going on. I have seen both employees and customers affected by this. We have alot of people at different locations that use family members identies to work at the 99 cent store, many of them straight from mexico and not even knowing nor understanding english. I know of one store thats really bad, but they have a mix of employees but most are foreign. They do target the caucasian community though. Maribel is a manager at the store on e bell rd in phoenix az and she is very racist mainly toward employees but also toward customers as well. Just know that if your white and trying to be a vendor then martha wont even consider you unless you are hispanic.

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