Big Lots, Inc. is a community retailer operating in the United States. It operates approximately 1,418 stores in 47 states and an e-commerce platform. The Company's merchandising categories include furniture; seasonal; soft home; food; consumables; hard home and electronics, toys, and accessories. The furniture category includes its upholstery; mattress; case goods; and ready-to-assemble departments. The seasonal category includes its lawn and garden; summer; Christmas and other holiday departments. The soft home category includes fashion bedding; utility bedding; bath; window; decorative textile; home organization; area rugs; home decor and frames departments. The food category includes its beverage and grocery; candy and snacks and specialty foods departments. The consumables category includes its health, beauty and cosmetics; plastics; paper; chemical and pet departments. The hard home category includes its small appliances, stationery, and home maintenance departments.