November 1, 2001, 12:00 AM

Big Lots launches

Big Lots Wholesale, doing business for 34 years, has opened a web site for retailers to purchase closeout inventory at steep discounts.

Big Lots, Inc.’s Big Lots Wholesale Division, which has been liquidating and consolidating for more than 34 years, has opened a web site,

Businesses seeking closeout merchandise can shop 16 product categories, including toys, housewares, and health and beauty products. The site also features seasonal specials, items that retail under $1.00, and clearance items priced at steep discounts.

"Our selection is unmatched, thanks to our relationships with thousands of the world`s leading vendors," said Stu Federman, wholesale web site administrator at Big Lots. "Our buying clout enables us to offer a broad product selection at extreme savings -- usually well below wholesale prices. We update the site weekly with new, exciting, and fun merchandise."

Big Lots Wholesale Division operates as Consolidated International and Wisconsin Toy. Columbus, OH-based Big Lots Inc. has annual revenue of $3 billion. It operates more than 1,300 retail stores in 45 states and four regional distribution centers ranging from 1 million to 3 million square feet. It offers brand name products from more than 3,000 manufacturers.


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