Profile: Big Lots Inc (BIG)
28 Jan 2015
Big Lots, Inc., incorporated on March 12, 2001, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a United States-based closeout retailer. As of September 29, 2014, the Company operated 1,495 stores in 48 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture & Home Decor, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories.
The Company operates in seven merchandise categories: Food, Consumables, Soft Home, Hard Home, Furniture & Home Decor, Seasonal, and Electronics & Accessories. The Food category includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments. The Consumables category includes health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical and pet departments. The Soft Home category includes the fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile and flooring departments. The Hard Home category includes small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting card, tools, paint and home maintenance departments. The Furniture & Home Decor category includes upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, case goods, home decor and frames departments. The Seasonal category includes lawn & garden, summer, Christmas, toys, books, sporting goods and other holiday departments. The Electronics & Accessories category includes the electronics, jewelry, apparel, hosiery and infant accessories departments.
The Company’s stores have an average store size of approximately 30,600 square feet, of which an average of 21,900 is selling square feet. The Company’s 55 owned stores are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas. At February 01, 2014, the Company owned or leased approximately 9.5 million square feet of distribution center and warehouse space. The Company’s own and operate five regional distribution centers located across the United States in Ohio, California, Alabama, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
Big Lots Inc
300 PHILLIPI ROAD,
COLUMBUS OH 43228-0512