We have a new retail store here in Brandon, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. The store is located in the former Sears building, in the former Piggly Wiggly shopping center, at 1560 W Government Street. Brandon042 spoke with a Vice-President of Ollie’s prior to the store’s grand opening on March 4th 2020.
The VP provided some details of their business, as follows:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is based in Harrisburg PA.
Currently, they have 350+ locations throughout the country, including Hattiesburg, Meridian, and Jackson.
Each location has a staff of 45 to 55 associates.
Considered to be a “value oriented discount retailer”, with prices 20% to 70% off retail.
The typical store has 22 departments, including Flooring, Housewares, Books, Domestics, Small Food (no perishables), Furniture, and Lawn & Garden.
Ollie’s has a robust loyalty program known as Ollie’s Army. Patrons benefit from specials, and rewards points based on the amount spent.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is a welcome addition to business in Brandon and should add to the tax revenue for our city. Be sure to stop in and check it out.
Click the link for the Brandon location’s current sales flyer: https://www.ollies.us/currentflyer/flyer.html?store_code=362
What is Ollie’s? (from the company website):
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is one of America’s largest retailers of closeout merchandise and excess inventory. Our 350 “semi-lovely” stores sell merchandise of all descriptions and some beyond description.
You’ll find real brands at real bargain prices in every department, from housewares to sporting goods to flooring and to food. Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbished goods, and irregulars.
Much of the merchandise comes direct from the finest manufacturers in the country and abroad. For example, if a manufacturer makes too much of an item, or changes their packaging, Ollie’s will buy the overstocked or old packaged items. So, you will always find famous brand name products at Ollie’s, but a lot of them could be last year’s colors, patterns or packaging that traditional retailers won’t sell.
Ollie’s has also liquidated major retail centers, working very closely with financial institutions. When companies liquidate, the banks will often dispose of remaining inventories and turn them into cash. Ollie’s brings the goods back to our stores and passes the savings to you, the customer.
Folks, everything you buy at Ollie’s is covered by our 30-day “No Hard Time” guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund (with sales receipt).
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
1560 W Government St, Ste A
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