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What does it take to be the World's Best Bargain Place? It takes great vendor relationships - and savvy buyers who live and breathe closeouts. Happily, Big Lots has both.

We've spent nearly five decades building relationships with some of the world's best-known manufacturers. Our financial strength and warehouse capacity allow us to buy deals of any size, pay for them timely, and take possession quickly.

That's why so many of the world's leading manufacturers turn to us. In today's competitive market, excess inventory is inevitable. But when it comes to unloading it, the choice is Big Lots. With an open-to-buy exceeding $2 billion, more than 1,400 retail outlets nationwide, and fast purchasing decisions, we're the first-call solution for vendors with inventory challenges.

By providing an important and growing market for our suppliers, we're also delivering real value for our investors. And we're strengthening our vendor relationships like never before - by attending trade shows, meeting face to face, and making it easier for manufacturers to do business with us on every front.