Big Lots Corporate Office

Big Lots Corporate Office Address

Big Lots Inc.
300 Phillipi Rd PO Box 28512
Columbus, OH 43228

Contact Big Lots

Phone Number: (614) 278-6800
Fax Number: (614) 278-6676
Website: http://www.biglots.com
Email: Email Big Lots

Executives

CEO: Steven S. Fishman
CFO: Joe R. Cooper
COO: Lisa M. Bachmann

Big Lots History

Big Lots was founded by Sol Shenk in 1967 when Consolidated Stores Corporation was formed.  The company opened it’s first Odd Lots store in Columbus, Ohio in 1982.

In 1983, Consolidated was purchased by Revco but was soon made a separate company and in 1985 began trading on the American Stock Exchange.  The company opened its first official Big Lots stores in 1985.

In 1986, the company switched over to the NYSE, trading under symbol CNS.

In 1994, Consolidated acquired Toy Liquidators, which added 82 stores to the chain.  In 1996, the company purchased KB Toys.  Both Toy Liquidators and KB were later sold to private equity firms.

In 2001, Consolidated officially changed its name to Big Lots, Inc and its NYSE symbol changed to BLI.

The company closed 170 stores in 2005 and in 2006 began trading under symbol BIG.

In 2011, the company purchased Liquidation World, a Canadian retailer with 89 locations.

The company currently has over 1400 stores in 47 US states and Canada.  The Big Lots corporate office is still located in Columbus, OH.

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Cindt August 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm

I visited your Vinton,Va. store for the first time on August 22,2015. While there I experienced a female who was running the register, being very ugly towards another employee who was just trying to politely ask her a question concerning something work related.The other employee seemed to be very polite . When I came to the register to check out, I noticed the cashier’s name was Deb. I had 34 of the same items, and I asked her if she needed all of them on the counter ,or if she needed only one. well, before I could get out he word one, she very loudly,and sarcastically said WELL IM GONNA NEED ONE! I am usually one to express that I am not appreciative of that kind of treatment, but I did not want to humiliate her the way that she had humiliated me,so I did not say anything to her.I now wish that I would have put the items back. I am a loyal Big Lots customer,but this has put a bitter taste in my mouth , and I doubt that I will shop any Big Lots ever again. I thought that it was a more dignified company,as that has been my experiences at my hometown stores. I will not contribute to paying anyone’s salary to treat their customers nor fellow employees as she treats them.

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Stan Mashek August 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Dear Big Lots
Today I read the BIG LOTS gives veterans a 10% discount on items purchased. My brother went to your Big Lots store in Cape Girardeau Missouri and the clerk said they don’t give. I called my Big Lots store in Leadington Mo and asked the clerk there about Vets getting a 10% DISCOUNT and she told me not they don’t give Vets discounts. But on your web page it says you do. I think if you say you do then all your stores should give this to Vets, I DONT THINK THIS IS ASKING TO MUCH OF YOUR STORES TO DO THIS FOR VETS. I would appreciate hearing from you about this. Thank you for your time.
Stan Mashek

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RHONDA STRANGE August 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO APPLY FOR A JOB ON THE WEB SITE ,BUT IT KEEPS SAYING MY ACCOUNT HAS BEEN LOCKED,TO TRY AGAIN IN 24 HRS. I HAVE TRIED IT THE NEXT DAY AND IT IS STILL SHOWING TO BE LOCKED….WHTA DO I NEED TO DO TO UNLOCK IT !!!! PLEASE HELP

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Ericka Paynter July 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

I’m trying to reach someone in regard to a donation request. What steps do I need to take??

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John Lear July 4, 2015 at 10:03 pm

I was in your Roswell store on Friday, your Store Manager Jeff is rude . That store always have expired medication and food. I will be calling the heath department on Monday morning.

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