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Big Lots to Celebrate New Oceanside Store October 5th Grand Opening with Donation to Promises2kids

Oceanside CABig Lots announced on Tuesday it is celebrating the grand opening of its newest store in Oceanside, California, on Friday, October 5, 2018. This store will reflect a new format, which is part of a broader initiative to reposition the brand as a community retailer offering trustworthy value and friendly service. As part of the celebration, Big Lots will host a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on October 5. The first 50 shoppers entering the store on October 5 and October 6, will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with tasty treats from Big Lots. In addition, the company will kick off donation program benefiting Promises 2 Kids. Big Lots will donate five dollars to the local charitable organization each time a BIG Rewards loyalty member redeems their rewards at the Oceanside store over a six-week period (October 5-November 17).

“We are excited to introduce our new store format to Oceanside,” stated Steve Haffer, senior vice president chief customer officer of Big Lots. “It brings to life our new brand traits and showcases our product assortments of affordable solutions in Furniture, Seasonal, Home, Food, and Consumables. We are also very proud to serve alongside the Oceanside community with our support of Promises 2 Kids.”

At 26,939 square feet, the new store, located 1702 Oceanside Blvd., will be a showcase for the continued roll out of a new store layout and design across all Big Lots stores, both in new builds as well as in redesigns at existing locations. Big Lots will host local dignitaries, a Big Lots Celebrity Shopper, representatives from Promises2Kids and other community guests at at the ribbon cutting.

About Big Lots, Inc.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a community retailer operating more than 1,400 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states, dedicated to friendly service, trustworthy value, and affordable solutions in every season and category – furniture, food, décor, and more. We exist to serve everyone like family, providing a better shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. For more information about the Company, visit www.biglots.com.