99 Cents Only Improves Its Perishables Offering

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. 99 Cents Only Stores here said an initiative to improve handling and displaying of perishable merchandise over the past six months has resulted in a better quality of offering, though overall perishables penetration is the same as it was a year ago. Eric Schiffer, chief executive officer of the 276-store discount chain, said the initiative was begun six months ago to make

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — 99 Cents Only Stores here said an initiative to improve handling and displaying of perishable merchandise over the past six months has resulted in a better quality of offering, though overall perishables penetration is the same as it was a year ago.

Eric Schiffer, chief executive officer of the 276-store discount chain, said the initiative was begun six months ago to make sure the stores were prepared for the summer-selling season, “and hopefully we w

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