Although Consolidated Stores Corporation has been in business since 1967, the first Big Lots did not open until 1985. Depending on the location, the company also had stores named Odd Lots, Odd Lots/Big Lots, and Pick n'Save. Eventually Consolidated purchased a west coast chain, McFrugals and in 2001 the stores and company name, all became one national brand: Big Lots.
Today there are over 1,400 stores in 47 states, with bargains in every one of them!
- Close Outs -- what the store is famous for.
- Big Lot branded products -- made for them at significantly reduced prices.
- Non-closeout items that are bought on a regular basis, also at a significantly reduced price from the manufacturer.
Always Lots of Barbies:
I've found Pepsi Cola radios, lots of Barbies, Toy Story figures, cookie jars -- including seasonal and Oreo advertising jars, Crayola collectibles and much more. For me it can be as much fun as going to the flea market, sometimes the treasures are there and other times I leave empty handed.
If you're lucky enough to have a Big Lots nearby, stop by and see what bargains might be found. And if you have more than one nearby, it's even better as the merchandise can be very different.
Find a Big Lots near you!