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Welcome to our Real Estate division. Our company operates over 350 stores in the following states: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.

About Our Company
Variety Wholesalers, Inc. is a privately held corporation founded in 1930 by the Pope family. It is now one of the largest privately owned retail companies in the U.S. operating its stores under the trade names of Roses, Roses Express, Maxway, Super 10, Bargain Town, Bills, and Super Dollar stores.

About Our Mission
Our mission is to provide our customer the very best values and quality merchandise at "Everyday Low Prices". Our focus is on apparel for the entire family complimented by other merchandise categories including candy, snacks, health and beauty products, household sundries, housewares, home furnishings, toys and seasonal products, all at "Everyday Low Prices".

About Our Future Growth
Our growth is focused within our current trade market. We have an aggressive new store program that targets individual locations as well as multi-store acquisitions. The company has two footprints in its growth schedule:

  • Large stores group: Our Roses store group with space requirements of 30,000 to 50,000 square feet.
  • Mid-Size store group: Our Maxway group with space requirements of 20,000 to 25,000 square feet.

Site Criteria

  • We look primarily for locations in second and third generation shopping centers in under-served markets. In addition, we will consider free-standing sites, and store front locations in large urban cities. Site criteria include:Grocery anchored shopping center preferred.
  • Minimum population of 2,500 within 1 mile of the site.
  • Median household income of $45,000 or less.


Contact Our Real Estate Department
You may contact us using the following directory. Our office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.


Phil Pope Sr. Vice President / Real Estate

Phone: (252) 430-2618
E-Mail: ppope@vwstores.com
Fax: (252) 430-2673

Tom Perkins

Vice President / Store Design & Construction

Phone: (252) 430-2786
Email: tperkins@vwstores.com
Wayne Stainback Regional Director of Leasing Phone: (252) 430-2609
E-Mail: wstainback@vwstores.com
Fax: (252) 430-2673
Ken Dickerson Director of Maintenance Services Phone: (252) 430-2845
E-Mail: kend@vwstores.com
Fax: (252) 492-4226