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Winnie's International Market

Phone: (802) 310-9716 43 Liberty Street, Swanton, VT 05488 http://www.wisands.com


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Description

Winnie's International Market specializes in the sale of  Spices, Seasonings, Personal Care Products and Clothing.  Spices and seasonings include a variety of exotic family and professional recipes, personal care products include soaps, Shea Butter and Natural Deodorants, Clothing consists of one of a kind pieces from Ghana. Winnie's International Market can be bought on-line and at Farmer's Markets and Festivals, shipping is available throughout USA and Canada.


BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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On 10/17/2014 BBB wrote to Winnie's International Market and asked the business to substantiate the following advertising claims:

use of BBB logo and accredited by business that is not accredited

BBB found that these claims were in violation of the BBB Code of Advertising. As of  11/10/14 the business has failed to respond to BBB.


Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Winnie's International Market include:

  • Unauthorized use of BBB name or trademarks

Factors that raised the rating for Winnie's International Market include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

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Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints 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 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Winnie's International Market
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 27, 2013 Business started: 01/01/2010 in VT Business started locally: 01/01/2010
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Ms. Winnie Wilkinson, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Winnie Wilkinson, Owner
Number of Employees

1

Business Category

SPICES SKIN CARE CLOTHING DESIGNERS-APPAREL FOOD PRODUCTS SPECIALTY FOODS All Other Specialty Food Stores (NAICS: 445299)

Service Area
Winnie's International Market provides their services in ALABAMA , ALASKA , AMERICAN SAMOA , ARIZONA , ARKANSAS , CALIFORNIA , COLORADO , CONNECTICUT , DELAWARE , DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , FLORIDA , GEORGIA , GUAM , HAWAII , IDAHO , ILLINOIS , INDIANA , IOWA , KANSAS , KENTUCKY , LOUISIANA , MAINE , MARYLAND , MASSACHUSETTS , MICHIGAN , MINNESOTA , MISSISSIPPI , MISSOURI , MONTANA , NEBRASKA , NEVADA , NEW HAMPSHIRE , NEW JERSEY , NEW MEXICO , NEW YORK , NORTH CAROLINA , NORTH DAKOTA , OHIO , OKLAHOMA , OREGON , PENNSYLVANIA , PUERTO RICO , RHODE ISLAND , SOUTH CAROLINA , SOUTH DAKOTA , TENNESSEE , TEXAS , UTAH , VERMONT , VIRGIN ISLANDS , VIRGINIA , WASHINGTON , WEST VIRGINIA , WISCONSIN & WYOMING.
Canada
Alternate Business Names
Winnie's International Seasoning & Spices
Industry Tips
Clothing Skin Care

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Winnie's International Market has received 1.6 out of 5 stars based on 1 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of F.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview
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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.
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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.