Big Lots adding furniture

The Mirror

Big Lots, a national closeout retailer, plans to expand its furniture business this year with the addition of furniture departments at 140 stores, including the one in Federal Way.

“We see a terrific opportunity to address a specific need in the marketplace by offering quality furniture at closeout prices,” said Gary Huber, a Big Lots vice president. “Federal Way customers have been receptive to our product mix, so we believe they will appreciate the new furniture values.”

Starting Friday, fully assembled sets and single-piece items from Sauder and other manufacturers will be available in the Federal Way store at 1211 S. 320th St.

Big Lots prices are as much as 70 percent below traditional retailers and 40 percent off national discount chains, the Ohio-based company said.

Consumers trying to stretch their budgets have boosted the popularity of dollar stores and closeout chains. In Big Lots’ case, it acquires brand-name, close-out merchandise through more than 3,000 manufacturers

Bigi Lots reports annual revenues of more than $4 billion through its 1,450 stores.

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