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Variety Wholesalers Corporate Office

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Variety Wholesalers Corporate Office Address

Variety Wholesalers, Inc.
218 S. Garnett Street
Henderson, North Carolina 275366

Contact Variety Wholesalers

Phone Number: (252) 430-2600
Fax Number: (252) 430-2027
Email: Email Variety Wholesalers

Variety Wholesalers Facts

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Variety Wholesalers Executives

CEO: James Arthur "Art" Pope
CFO: Bob Baker
COO: Wilson Sawyer

Variety Wholesalers History

Variety Wholesalers was founded in 1930 by the Pope family. John Pope took over the family business in 1949 and began expanding the company to include numerous stores in the southeast including Roses, Roses Express, Maxway, Super 10, Bargain Town, Bill’s Dollar Store, and Super Dollar.

Today, the company owns more than 380 locations and employs almost 8,000 persons. Variety Wholesalers is still privately held by the Pope  family. Current CEO is Art Pope. Vareity Wholesalers is headquartered in Henderson, North Carolina.

The company is made up of 3 main divisions; Roses stores, which consist of 160 locations. Roses stores are discount stores that average more than 50,000 square feet. Second are the Maxway stores, with 135 locations that mainly sell juniors clothing. Super 10 make up the last division, with 85 locations. These stores also operate under the names of Bill’s Dollar Store’s and Bargain Town. Most Super 10 stores are no more than 5,000 to 10,000 square feet.

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Susie February 20, 2018 at 10:26 am

Well I think it suck when I go into roses an Maxway an see the clutterness especially in lynchburg Va some off the staff are lazy an rude.An in Maxway they had this lady name larreta an she got fire because she didn’t do her job then she went to corporate an threw everyone under the bus some where innocent but she had the nerves when she was stealing an an putting things always is a shame that mike sires is a liar an fire them without even tho she lied at some things I feel bad for the innocent so that how it is to kiss a** I know what’s going on on both roses an Maxway I know it all


Timothy Gresham February 12, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Roses will never get my money again three DVD players in 6 days all defective two new n one refurbished couldn’t find receipt they are rude I’m a disabled veteran I get enough grief from the military and the VA as it is I want my money back where I can go too Walmart and get one that works


Suzanna Ledet January 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm

I worked for Roses Express..I I started their September 21st 2017 I was put on the schedule for only 2 days because we didn’t have a manager I was the last one to be hired the manager at that time was Joan Gauthier she was surprised that I was she would patronize me every chance she got she wrote up reports about me she told next manager which was Betsy that I was not a good worker I came and did my job as needed,so several occasions I wasn’t on schedule at all….Betsy spoke to her and she bashed my name….I feel so for expected and under valued….I need some resolve .I need to speak to someone from home office cause its not fair to me are other employees who faced same situation….


Myrtle Foust January 3, 2018 at 10:40 pm

On Sunday, December 31, 2017; I visit Rose’s Store on Farrington Dr. in Greensboro, NC. I made two purchases of merchandise in the amount of $200.00. I visit your rating and comments status; found out some of the same complaints I have, has already been addressed and not handled. But I will start with part of the complaint. I carried back deodorant for men and women, travel toothpaste kit, toilet paper, paper plate, women and men socks, serno burner, paper towel, baseball cap, an angel figurine, large tote, gift bags, women and men body wash, lotion. I live around the corner from a Rose’s on Meadview St. Greensboro, NC and decided to refund there. The cashier immediately calls the manager. The manager looked at the receipt and sad what am I to do with this stuff; we have none of this stuff in our store. Remind you she had two receipts because I made purchases on two different cards. The manager stated they don’t refund any chemical products, sernos, nor underwear. I ask why it’s not posted for the customers to see? The manager ramshack through the bag and said she can not refund any of this. I told her if it was a problem for her I would take it back to Farrington Dr. I carried back to Farrington Dr. and the cashier call the manager and the manager ask for a receipt and refund with no problem what so ever. I work retail for forty years and manager stores twenty-two years. I know the procedures haven’t changed that much I know. I know retail busy can’t change where they don’t satisfy the customer anymore. I always thought that was the business slogan; you make sure you please and satisfy your customer. Never let an angered customer leave your store. You as the manager sometimes have to step out of your boundaries to please a customer. This is my third bad experience in the Meadowview Rd. location so I will not be visiting it again.



Allison November 6, 2017 at 11:58 am

You should think about opening a store in youngstown ohio we need a good discount store here this area is really in need I think it would get a lot of support we have new stores that come in but they are not really a help to the low income here in youngstown ohio


Billy McCormick October 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm

I was an employee at Rose’s Department Store (#467) until 9 am this morning (10/24/2017). I was needing to speak with the District Manager (Steven Warrner) I think is his name. If at all possible could he contact me at 615-839-XXXX. It would be greatly appreciated. ASAP


Kathy Benton October 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

Would like to see about a store opening in Goose Creek S.C. 29445 the 2 stores in Charleston are a good distant from here. The 2 that are here are both on different ends of North Chstkeston, s.c.would you let me know if thrre are any plans for Goose Creek. If not would you check into for near future.
Thank you
Kat Benton


Kathy Benton October 12, 2017 at 9:38 am

I am writing this in reguards to opening a new store. We have 2 stores in Charleston, s.c. they are a good distance from several places near by. Would like to know and put in request to open a store in Goose Creek, S.C. 29445. THANK YOU
Kathy Benton


Stephanie Gurney October 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

My name is Stephanie I worked at store#684 I was hired knowing that I had a mistemener theft charge in my record from 6years ago and I was told it would not effect my job I worked hard for this company and was terminated 3 months later for this charge on my record I have a small child and they took my job I really want to start a lawsuit so if the company could respond that would be greatly appreciated and we now I can’t even pay my rent


vanessa moore September 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

good afternoon my name is vanessa moore. im having trouble signing on to the paystubportal. i used it about 2 weeks ago and now i cant log on to it. what can i do to restart it and to sign on it.can u please email me back i need these pay stubs to turn in so i wont lose my housing


joey July 17, 2017 at 1:03 pm

The store that in newport news off Jefferson ave has to be the slowest store on the planet I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked out of that store or just put things the staff are all older people which I have no problem with but they slow and like to hold conversations with people example long line one cashier they start talking about some tv show people put stuff down and walked away and it’s always like that need a solution fast or I’ll just shop smewhere else


Rebecca White May 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm

For months, I have been trying to purchase one of the square Red Copper frying pans that are advertised, for $10.00, on a regular basis in your flyer. No matter how often I check on them, they are never available. I have actually left my name and number, to be contacted when it arrives. I wasn’t sure if it’s not considered ‘false advertising’ to continue to advertise items that are never going to be available in the stores. I would like to purchase one of these frying pans, directly from you, since this seems to be my last resort. Please get back with me ASAP with the necessary information that I need to complete this transaction. I am very anxious to FINALLY get my frying pan. Thank you. Rebecca White


Jackie Behanna May 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm

I’m right thing to say that I’ve been doing retailing for over 40 years and I have never been treated with such disrespect you know my life DM is making us work six days a week.last week I worked 77 hours in one week this week the young girl here has worked 87 hours in one week and we get not one complement in fact we get sick to our stomach’s come Sunday when we know he’s going to be there Monday so so I’m waiting for a job offer to called me and I’m leaving I’m not even give them a two weeks notice because the way they treated us the way they treat that the store manager is a shame we don’t get no sick days personal days not lying take him that’s why we get paid for that gives us no complements whatsoever
tells everybody the managers business which I think is Any our business that she didn’t get a raise that’s between to him and her I just want to say that I am leaving the company is only because of him and the morale in that store rock Hill South Carolina I’m sure he’ll get this one you don’t jump on Lora because I sent a text


Angela Shanks June 2, 2017 at 1:48 pm

I’ve worked for this company for many years off and on. You’re correct in saying there are no sick days or personal days. Last year my vacation was even taken away from me. This year I am diagnosed with cervical cancer and when I have a very bad day cancer wise I am treated as though Iam a bad employee. Even though all through the years I have jumped through hoops for this company. I am about to start seeing a specialist in Louisville and not sure what will happen. I have been getting grief the past few weeks because of my ailment. Even with doctors notes It is no excuse and it seems they think I am pretending to be sick. I was spoken rudely to today and nearly about burst into tears. I have to work under this stress of being looked at as if Iam a liar trying to get out of working. I am about to consult an attorney about this.


Tom York May 9, 2017 at 2:42 am

05/05/2017- I was shopping at your Roses Express Store, 502 Pearl St, Darlington SC and I was have trouble finding what I was looking for. I came across the Manager, her name tag had LISA LEWIS on it. While speaking with her, her cell phone was ringing. She told me to hold on and walked away. About 10 minutes later, still looking for what I needed went to ask her again. She was standing by the back wall still talking on her phone. She was setting up a date with someone, too busy to help me. I walked away in frustration. She then walk outside and began having a good old time with to girls. I went back in to complain and was told by the Assistant Manager, that she was hangout with her daughter and her daughters girlfriend, I was told That’s all she does, talks on her cell phone and hangs outside with her family members and a guy friend. This Assistant Manager helped me find what I was looking for. It took her 2 minutes to help me. There was only 1 out of 4 registers open so the line was back up down the shampoo isle. Now, I’ve been in this store for about an hour now for 2 items. Walking outside this same Manager LISA LEWIS was still having a good old time outside even after other customers complained. I will not shop at this store ever again and will let my friends and family know to shop elsewhere, If that’s what your company has to offer as Great Customer Service. This Manager Lisa Lewis Needs to be fired…


Mary Rines April 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

On March 4th,2017,the store is located in the Westside shopping Center on hwy 80 in garden city ga,approx.between 12:30pm and 2:00pm,i Was a customer in the store,looking at your display of dresses on sale,the manager of the store was very rude and unprofessional with one of the employees,she said very loudly ,(you have and attitude and if you don’t want to be here you need to go home,in my opinion,the employer should have been reprimanded in the office,not on the floor,the employee was so embarass,


Katrice Howard February 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

Didn’t know that you couldn’t return undergarments if i had known i wouldn’t have purchased just purchased about 20.00 worth of bras on 2-9-2017 couldn’t try on at the store no fitting room .And they still have the tag and i still have the receipt.


Patsy Riepe January 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm

I work at store #667 been trying to view my check stubs but the website one of the mangers gave me isnt correct. I really need them its so frustrating, if someone could tell me where to go to veiw them it would be greatly appreciated.


S Radford January 4, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Regularly go by Roses in Zebulon, NC. Usually get the spring water. Never is there any spring water on the sales floor. Always need to ask someone to get it from the back storeroom. Don’t you think you would sell more and have better customer service if items were on the sales floor for customer to readily get ??


Stephanie Rasberry November 30, 2016 at 11:23 pm

By the way, my concerns are at the Rose’s on Lem Turner in Jacksonville, Florida


Stephanie Rasberry November 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Why isn’t there a contact number or direct email address to contact your company of a have a concern regarding an experience at one of your stores? There was a pink sign on your electronic cabinet that said DVD 14.99 (a $24.99 value), there was no such product in that cabinet nor a price barcode stating that product ever existed. I have photos that I can send in a regular email. Also, that 7″ 5.1 Polaroid Android internet tablet as advertised $49.99 ($59.99 value) is not a sale price because the regular price is $49.99. That’s a problem with me and should be with you. Feel free to contact me so we can resolve this issue.


Brian mizell November 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Trying to use website for paystub but does not work. does not work. It says website does not exist.


Erica Clinton October 20, 2016 at 7:43 am

Can someone call me about a complaint please 1843609XXXX


D. Marie June 3, 2016 at 9:18 am

We citizens here in Jacksonville, FL are having a illegal problem with your management team at your Roses on Lem Turner Road. We citizens have sent something to the Federal Government in Washington, DC and we may have to file a class action lawsuit against Rosrs if the corporate office doesn’t get on top of their jobs concerning their own staff. My contact is 904-955-XXXX to receive the full details. Thank You


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