People expect something special when they walk into Big Lots — and that’s exactly what they get. Big Lots offers brand-name merchandise priced 20 to 40 percent below most discount retailers and up to 70 percent below traditional retailers. Customers love our unique products and once-in-a-lifetime deals. We also carry brand-name foods, home furnishings, attractive and affordable furniture, seasonal merchandise, and hundreds of everyday items customers want and need.Big Lots employs over 35,000 associates across the U.S. and operates approximately 1,400 stores in 47 states. Our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BIG.Our business was founded on the belief that everyone loves a great deal. This guiding principle is at the heart of our mission: Surprises in every aisle, every day! Our customers are savvy about shopping, practical about savings, and thrilled by great merchandise, brands, and prices.