Founded in 1967, Big Lots Stores is a chain of retail department stores that offers a variety of consumer products. The company operates more than 1,400 retail stores throughout the United States. It features a range of branded products from more than 3,000 manufacturers through five regional distribution centers. Its vast product line includes home furnishing products, sporting goods, fitness equipment, electronic products, kitchen appliances, automotive components, garden supplies, health care products, glassware, toys, gifts, cosmetics, apparel and jewelry. The company offers specialty packaging, product distribution, customer support, inventory management and online shopping services. Big Lots Stores is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and maintains a store in Copiague, N.Y.