Thursday, August 23, 2012

Eric Schiffer and 99 Cents Only Stores presents the art of last-minute gifting

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99 Cents Only Stores and CEO Eric Schiffer go beyond selling basic necessities and offer their shelves for the tricky moments life sneaks at you.

There’s always someone worth a gift on-the-fly, because movies, hopeless romantics get a kick out of them. Granted, convenience stores aren’t usually the way to go, but even if you chance it at Macy’s you’ll find the same thing: a panicked buyer who needs something clever and nice, pronto.

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Normally, a price tag of 99 cents isn’t recommended for gifts. But if it’s a non-occasion, thoughtful-impulse moment, and payday is still an unworked 80 hours away, the no-frills solution could be found at 99 Cents Only Stores, give or take a few hours to give purchases million-dollar wattage by tweaking.

CEO Eric Schiffer would recommend countless DIY projects and the many things you could do with 99-cent superglue and hardware, like nifty origami flowers and copper-wire bracelets. The 99 Cents Only Stores has long thrown this gauntlet at the Etsy generation who cobble art from scratch. The home accessories section has long been a hit with working moms who still manage a nice table setting for dinner. 99 Cents Only stores trade up on last-minute creativity by offering the tools, the goods, and non-newspaper gift wrapping.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

99 Cents Only Stores and the American economy: Eric Schiffer discusses the company’s future

One of the largest deep-discount retailers in the United States, 99 Cents Only Stores has become “the right store, now more than ever” in today’s down economy. CEO Eric Schiffer and 12,000 other “99ers” will continue their efforts in providing quality yet affordable everyday products to people who believe that every penny counts.

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Unlike most businesses that went bankrupt or were forced to shut down when the recession hit the country in 2009, 99 Cents Only Stores continued to have a strong showing. The company’s CEO, who earned his MBA from the prestigious Harvard Business School, shares with HBS Alumni Bulletin that the sluggish economy hasn’t hurt the chain of retail stores. He adds, “It’s definitely helped us, particularly in markets like Texas, where our stores are a newer concept. These days you could be an upscale, middle-income individual and still need to stretch your dollar.”

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Even if the economy bounces back, Eric Schiffer is not worried. He sees a bright future for the company. “Saving is on everyone’s minds these days. It’s one of the factors that spurred people to come into our stores in Texas, where we initially had some difficulties when we entered the market in 2003,” he says.

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The company’s highest sales volume store is the one located on Wilshire Boulevard, just two and a half blocks away from Beverly Hills, earning $10 million a year. With around 300 stores already open, 99 Cents Only Stores shows no sign of slowing down. This year alone, three new branches – one in Nevada and two in California -- will open their doors to the public.  

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eric Schiffer and 99 Cents Only Stores: Arranging flowers on the right vase

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Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cents Only Stores offers a variety of flower vases in its collection of discounted items. This blog will give you a few tips on choosing the flower vase that’s appropriate for your flower arrangement.

A beautiful flower arrangement makes a great centerpiece for almost any interior, be it a modern- or vintage-inspired space. The arrangement, however, is about the flowers just as much as it is about the container, so choosing the wrong vase can readily ruin the look and feel of your flower ensemble.

Shoppers can find a collection of Mother’s Day-inspired flower vases for sale at discounted prices in Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cents Only Stores.
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The first thing you consider in choosing the appropriate vase is the size. The tallest flower should be about 1.5 times taller than the vase. This means that a 12-inch tall container should be used for an arrangement with an 18-inch flower at most. A bulkier vase fits a wider arrangement, as a tall ensemble goes well with a thin container.

Another consideration is the color of the vase. The container should emphasize the flowers and suit the occasion for which the arrangement is used. It must be made of the right materials as well. Terra cotta vases go well with earthly flowers like daisies, while porcelain ones are best when used for dainty blooms like lilies. Finally, you must consider the lip of the container. If you are planning on making a cascading ensemble, go for a vase with a wider lip. A thin lip is best if you are planning for a tall arrangement.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Eric Schiffer's 99 Cents Only Stores: Offering affordable fashion

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Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cents Only Stores carries retail products of the highest quality, at affordable prices. The company strongly believes that everyone has the right to quality merchandise, and it remains profitable despite the recent economic downturn, forking in over 1 billion dollars in profit every year. Since its inception in 1982, the stores have been a haven for women who love to indulge in retail therapy – without the guilt and without suffering the same fate as Confessions of a Shopaholic’s Becky Bloomwood. The stores offer fashionable items, such as clothes, accessories, shoes, and makeup at prices you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for.

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Whoever said that being fashionable is expensive has not set foot inside Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cents Only Stores. For only 99 cents apiece, you can stock up on fashion basics, such as cotton v-neck T-shirts, tank tops, round neck T-shirts, and spaghetti-strapped tops in different colors. Such wardrobe basics go perfectly with beaded necklaces, layered chain necklaces, necklaces studded with faux pearls and semi-precious stones, enamel and wooden bangles, beaded bracelets, and cocktail rings.

Shoe lovers need not worry, because the store carries foldable ballerina canvas flats that are perfect for day-to-night dressing, available in different colors and prints. Jelly flats and sandals, faux leather sandals, and the ever-reliable flip flops are also stocked all year round. Canvas tote bags and nifty little backpacks are also available at the retail chain giant.

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The store also carries affordable makeup brands such as Aziza, NYX, and Wet n’ Wild.

More information about Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cent Only Stores can be found on his Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Eric Schiffer and 99 Cents Only Stores: Artificial versus fresh flowers

Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cents Only Stores boasts of carrying name brands of retail products that emphasize on quality and extreme affordability. The following blog focuses on one of the company’s Club 99 product offerings: classy artificial flowers. This blog will also tackle why fake flowers are better than the real ones.

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The history of how artificial flowers came into use can be traced back to the 1920s when florists started to add fake flowers to their supply, when real blossoms were out of season. However, it was only in recent years that artificial or silk flowers have become widely accepted. The reasons for the high demand of make-believe flowers range from flexibility to availability.

Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cents Only Stores offers its loyal members the chance to purchase in large quantities through Club 99.

If you are a flower arrangement hobbyist, then it’s time you learn how to use artificial flowers in creating a wide range of innovative and fun floral arrangements, from floral accents to centerpieces.

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If you’re still hesitant to use fake flowers, below are important points to help you see how realistic they look and feel:

• Fake flowers stay clean and fresh-looking since you can clean them anytime.
• You no longer have to worry about weather changes since fake flowers don’t get affected by weather conditions unlike the real ones.
• They don’t dry out nor die. And you don’t have to water them.
• You’re free from allergic reactions and worrying about the seasonal availability of the flowers you want to use.

Many people behind photography and advertising choose artificial over freshly-cut ones because they can be bent, twisted, and reshaped without distorting their beauty. On top of that, artificial flowers will also let you save money.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Harmonizing safety and affordability: Eric Schiffer and 99 Cents Only Stores' commitment to quality

Headed by its Chief Executive Officer, Eric Schiffer, 99 Cents Only Stores strives to provide the market with products that are safe and of high quality – all at affordable prices. Since 1982, the company has been strongly adhering to its belief that everyone has the right to quality merchandise. 99 Cents Only Stores has since been taking important steps to achieve this goal.

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Vendor relationships

All 281 stores of the company have long-term relations with the biggest names in the food and drinks industries like Nestle, Coca-Cola, and Dole, among others. Additionally, a large bulk of the company’s products comes directly from the manufacturers and growers themselves.

Product quality

For quality assurance, Eric Schiffer employs the services of Bureau Veritas, the world’s premier product-testing laboratories, to analyze the merchandise’s safety. Aside from making sure that the products pass the company’s standards, suppliers are also required to only provide products that meet local and state federal safety regulations.

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Quick and effective recalls

There are rare occasions when the manufacturers have to recall their products to make way for new and exciting offerings. 99 Cents Only Stores protects its customers by implementing a unique recall system wherein it immediately posts notices to all its stores through the internal store computer network.

Product returns

If the customers are not fully satisfied with the products they bought from the store, the company encourages them to return the product for a full and prompt refund.

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99 Cents Only Stores has branches in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. For more information about the store, read CEO Eric Schiffer’s blog at

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Eric Schiffer: Yes to guiltless shopping at 99 Cents Only Stores

Retail therapy is referred to as a way for women to relieve stress and frustrations through shopping. Some might say that it’s just an excuse to shop, but at Eric Schiffer’s 99 Cents Only Stores, women can now do some shopping at any given time and mood, minus the guilt.

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The store, with Mr. Schiffer as its CEO, is a major player in the retail industry. Since its foundation in 1982, it has been providing only quality products at rock-bottom prices, making it a perfect place for retail therapy and guiltless shopping, not just for women, but also for men and everyone else who love to shop.

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Retail therapy knows no boundaries in terms of purchases. Women who do this often buy a wide array of things, including clothes, shoes, bags, beauty products, and even food. At 99 Cents Only Stores, Eric Schiffer and his team have made available for sale the many things that women on retail therapy might find interesting to buy. They can get the following products for less than a dollar:

Makeup - different products from Aziza including eyeliners, foundation, lipsticks, and eye shadows
Skin care - Beauty Drops Vitamin E beauty oil and moisturizing cream, Nu Pore Anti Wrinkle gel patches and anti-puff and dark circle eye mask
Hair essentials – Halsa hair mousse, professional hair brush, and hair color, Vital Care Mega hold gel, and Bumpit Hair Volumizing leave-in inserts
Undergarments and clothing –sports bra, camisoles, socks, different types of knickers, and sleepwear to make women feel sexier
Eyewear - Easy Reader’s Reading glasses and Good Buy lens cleansing wipes (Eric Schiffer confesses that the eyewear selection is his favorite products at the store)
Food and beverage - from processed and packed goods to fresh and organic fruits and vegetables

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