300 Phillipi Rd
Columbus, OH, 43228 United States
#473 in FORTUNE 500 (June 2014)
S&P 400 (June 30, 2014)
#473 in FORTUNE 1000 (June 2014)
Big Lots believes that a product's shelf life depends solely on which shelf it's on. The company is North America's #1 broadline closeout retailer, with about 1,575 Big Lots stores in 48 US states and seven provinces in Canada. It sells a variety of brand-name products, including food and other consumables, furniture, housewares, seasonal items and toys, that have been overproduced, returned, discontinued, or result from liquidations, typically at 20%-40% below discounters' prices. Its wholesale division sells its discounted merchandise to a variety of retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and other wholesalers. Founded in 1967, Big Lots expanded into Canada in 2011.