99 Cents Only Stores® Celebrates 30 Years Since Opening First Store on Lucky Friday the 13th of August 1982 and Announces Establishing the Largest Clean CNG Trucking Fleet of Its Kind In Southern California
COMMERCE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today 99 Cents Only Stores® celebrates 30 years since its first store opening. Founded in 1982 by David and Sherry Gold, 99 Cents Only Stores® is a pioneer of the single-price retail concept.
99 Cents Only Stores® has gotten bigger, better and even greener over the years. In addition to amazing deals, the Company celebrates its 30th birthday by announcing the conversion of 40 semi-trucks from diesel to clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG). This new fleet is the largest private Class-8 CNG trucking fleet in Southern California.
To celebrate this milestone, 99 Cents Only Stores® will offer a free reusable shopping bag to customers who visit the store on Friday, August 17th, Saturday, August 18th or Sunday, August 19th and purchase at least $9.99 worth of merchandise. In that three day period all 302 stores will also feature amazing deals on produce including three pounds of Plums for 99.99 cents, three pounds of Pears for 99.99 cents, three pounds of Nectarines for 99.99 cents, a head of Iceberg Lettuce for 39.99 cents each, five pounds of Russet Potatoes for 59.99 cents and three pounds of Persian Limes for only 99.99 cents!
"We are thrilled to be marking this important 30 year milestone by making this announcement which will help save the planet, use a plentiful domestic resource and help save our customers money. We believe we will have one of the nation's largest retail fleets operating on compressed natural gas," says Eric Schiffer, CEO.
Since its founding in 1982, the chain has expanded to 302 extreme value stores in four states consisting of 220 stores in California, 37 in Texas, 29 in Arizona, and 15 in Nevada. 99 Cents Only Stores® emphasizes quality name-brand consumables, priced at an excellent value, in convenient, attractively merchandised stores. About half of the Company's sales come from food and beverages; including fruits and vegetables, dairy, deli and frozen foods, along with organic and gourmet foods.
99 Cents Only Stores® do well across all income levels and in fact, the company's highest sales volume store is adjacent to Beverly Hills, California.
Contact: 99 Cents Only Stores® news releases and information are available on the Company's website at www.99only.com For further information, including participating stores, media interviews, press photos and the like, contact Erin Myrick (323) 864-0025 or [email protected]