| ||Big Lots, Inc.,: Headquartered
in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenues
exceeding $4 billion. Their stock is traded on
the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BLI. They
currently operate over 1,400 stores in 47 states. In addition, over 800
of their closeout stores have furniture departments.
They also operate a Wholesale Division and an
online business-to-business wholesale Web site. In 2001,
they changed their array
of store names and company name (formerly Consolidated Stores Corporation)
to one national brand: Big Lots. This single national identity helps
their customers associate one name with the great,
dependable bargains they've come to expect from their
stores. With their rebranding,
they also made many improvements in the Big Lots
shopping experience. These include updated, attractive stores with wide
aisles, improved lighting, quick checkout, and even better service.
Their stores are located across the country in
cities large and small and in all kinds of neighborhoods. They range in
size from 20,000 to 60,000 square feet, with annual per-store sales averaging
$3.8 million. Address: 300 Phillipi Road, P.O. Box 28512 Columbus Ohio Phone:
(614) 278-6800 Fax: (614) 278-6676|
Century 21 Department Stores: Century
21 Department Stores, also know as "New York's Best Kept Secret",
has more than 15 departments of designer merchandise at 25%-75% off retail
prices. They have European designers as well as American designer
Kmart - Apparel :
Kmart will become the discount store of choice for middle-income families
with children by satisfying their routine and seasonal shopping needs as
well as or better than the competition."
Troy, MI Phone # (248) 643-1000
ShopKo Stores, Inc.: Since their
first store opened in
1962, ShopKo has been dedicated to providing customers with quality
merchandise and service at prices that communicate real value. Today, ShopKo
is a chain of 160 specialty discount stores focused more than ever on customer
lifestyles and on meeting our customers' changing needs for casual apparel,
home, family, and health care products.
(Formerly: Dayton Hudson Corp.)
Target Corporation is a growing company focused on general merchandise retailing.
Their principal operating strategy is to
provide exceptional value to consumers through multiple retail formats ranging
from upscale discount and moderate-priced to full-service department stores.
Target's first store opened in Roseville, Minnesota, in 1962. Its on-trend
merchandise at affordable prices launched a new era in discount retailing.
This "T-1" store was easy to shop, attractive and always clean.
It served as the prototype for every Target store opened since then, and
it changed how consumers think about discount shopping.
Today, Target operates more than 1,300
stores in 47 states, including over 140 SuperTarget stores that add an upscale
grocery shopping experience. Target Corporation also owns Associated
Merchandising Corporation (AMC), which sources the high quality apparel
and hardlines merchandise for the company. AMC also provides international
sourcing for a number of retailers.
Mineapolis, MN Phone # (612) 304-6073
Vendor Relations Phone # 612 304 7500