DEB SHOPS INC.
9401 Blue Grass Road, Philadelphia, PA. 19114
Dear Valued Deb Shops Partner:
For years, Deb Shops has been committed to giving our customers the freshest fashions at the
best possible price. In order to continue meeting this commitment we need our partners to
assist us by adhering to our standards for delivery of merchandise to our distribution facility.
To facilitate management of these standards, we have developed a vendor compliance
program. The components of the program are based on industry-standard requirements.
Details of the program can be found on our web site at www.debshops.com, within the
section titled “Vendor Information” or by pasting the following link into your web browser
To monitor adherence with our program, we have established a vendor compliance
department. Our team of professionals in this area is available to act as a source of
information for you and to answer any question you have on packing requirements, pre-
ticketing and invoicing. This department is also responsible for ensuring merchandise
receipts are processed through our distribution facility as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Effective on August 1, 2008, the vendor compliance department will begin formally tracking
violations of our program. In the interest of working with our partners to eliminate
violations, we will periodically provide you with the details of any violations and work with
you to review such violations and assist you in minimizing the risk of future issues. WE
WILL BEGIN DEDUCTING THE COST OF COMPLIANCE VIOLATIONS
RELATING TO MERCHANDISE RECEIVED INTO OUR DISTRIBUTION
CENTER ON JANUARY 1, 2009. This grace period is designed to allow you to become
familiar with our requirements without financial consequences to your company. We will
bear 100% of the cost of non-compliance until January 1, 2009.
We are confident that, with your cooperation and support, we will achieve our goal