Big Lots Inc is an Ohio corporation incorporated in May 2001. It is a discount retailer in the United States of America. Its merchandise categories include Food, Consumables, Soft Home, Hard Home, Furniture, Seasonal, and Electronics & Accessories. The Food category includes its beverage & grocery, candy & snacks, and specialty foods departments. The Consumables category includes its health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments. The Soft Home category includes the home décor, frames, fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and area rugs departments. The Hard Home category includes its small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments. The Furniture category includes its upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. The Seasonal category includes its lawn & garden, summer, Christmas, toys, and other holiday departments. The Electronics & Accessories category includes the electronics, jewelry, hosiery, and infant accessories departments. Its regional distribution centers are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Oklahoma, and California. The Company faces sales competition from other general merchandise, discount, food, furniture, arts and crafts, and dollar store retailers, which operate in traditional brick and mortar stores and online. The Company's trademark includes Big Lots.