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Phone: (800) 225-8169 Fax: (508) 997-8357 View Additional Phone Numbers 376 Nash Rd, New Bedford, MA 02746


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Description is an online retailer offering Portuguese foods, cookbooks, cooking gadgets, cooking oils, gourmet teas and coffees, spices, candy and chocolate. The company also offers gift pack items. The company was established and incorporated in Massachusetts in 1998. The company employs 5 people. Mr. Randy Manchester is the MIS Manager of the company, Mr. Mark Champagne is the President of the company and Ms. Connie Fillip handles Customer Service. Any questions or problems may be directed to the attention of Ms. Fillip.

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

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Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 4
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 4

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 27, 2002 Business started: 01/01/1998 in MA Business incorporated: 01/02/1999 in MA
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Mr. Mark C Ribeiro, President
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Principal: Mr. Mark C Ribeiro, President
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Alternate Business Names
Famous Foods, Inc.
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  • 376 Nash Rd

    New Bedford, MA 02746 (508) 993-9976 (800) 225-8169 (866) 646-4266

  • PO Box 50370

    New Bedford, MA 02745

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Complaint Detail(s)

3/7/2012 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: ordered several items from this co. the only shipping options were second day air and next day air. I authorized second day air to be utilized at a cost of ** dollars. the shipment arrived 7 days later (i also ordered the same material from another co. in the same town on the same day utilizing regular mail and received both shipments on the same day. I called this co to get some sort of resolution to the problem and never got a call back from their "customer care dept". I recently received a marketing offer from them and decided to call one more time. I got in touch with someone named ****. He couldn't care to be bothered and only offered me the manufacturers phone number. I told him that I could find that myself and hung up. I will never order from this co again and I intend to pass this information on to everyone I know who might fall prey to this scam artist. A company that does not stand behind it's product or in this case services HAS NOTHING to offer, so stop sending me your offers, you got me once you won't get me again.

Business Response:

Upon learning of this customer's dissatisfaction we attempted to reach out to resolve this misunderstanding. We left a message and have not yet received a response. With regard to the customers comment about the shipping time: Due to the perishable and temperature sensitive nature of these products we have our shipping terms and conditions posted in multiple places all over the website. In short these terms and conditions state that we will not ship meats later in the week as we do not want the package to sit in a UPS warehouse over the weekend. All meat orders ship on Monday or Tuesday with expedited shipping in insulated boxes with cold packs to ensure that they arrive within 48 hours of leaving our facility. The customer paid for UPS 2-day shipping which is quoted before the customer submits the order. The customer received this UPS 2-day service however, to avoid the order being held in a room temperature warehouse over the weekend the order was shipped early the following week per our posted standard procedure. When shipping perishable food items we believe that this practice is standard in the industry.

With regard to the customer contacting us in months later in November, I believe there was some confusion between what he was asking for and what our customer service rep understood this issue be. Looking back on an email exchange from November 6th and 7th it appears that our customer service rep misunderstood the complaint that the customer was trying to convey and therefore tried to provide a solution and explanation that did not make sense to the customer further exacerbated the situation. As mentioned above, upon learning of this misunderstanding we have reached out to the customer but at this time have not received a response. I urge the customer to contact me directly at ************************ or ************** as I would like to have the opportunity to personally apologize for miscommunication in the email exchange and hopefully find a resolution that is amicable. 
**** *******

President, Inc.

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BBB's Final Determination: After reviewing the position of all parties, BBB determined that the business made a reasonable effort to address the complaint. However the consumer remains dissatisfied.