Slogan: "A lot more for a lot less"
Ocean State Job Lot started in 1977 as a single store operation in North Kingstown, RI. The idea was to sell brand name, first quality products at great prices. That was the idea 25 years ago and that’s still their goal today. Although they are known as a closeout company, they prefer to think of themselves as opportunistic merchants. The merchandise selection not only consists of a variety of manufacturer’s overruns, overstocks and packaging changes, but also includes many areas where their buyers have determined that “holes” exists in the marketplace. Ocean State is constantly on the hunt for opportunistic purchases where they can offer both great value and great prices at the same time.
Ocean State specializes in name-brand items in such categories as apparel, housewares and decor, pet supplies, electronic equipment, lawn and garden tools, stationery, specialty foods and sporting goods. The company was once ranked the 137th largest discount retailer in the US by Discount Store News. The company made its first foray into northern New England when it opened a store in Peterborough, N.H. in late 2003. Ocean State now has 15 New Hampshire stores. Many stores have opened in former Ames stores in New England. New stores were also opened in Belfast and Bangor, Maine. The company opened a new store in Portsmouth NH in a former Circuit City and another store opened in Sanford Maine in a former Walmart. A store also opened in a former Walmart in Seabrook NH. In 2018, OSJL opened in the former Shaw's in Biddeford Maine.
MAINE LOCATIONS (7)
NEW HAMPSHIRE LOCATIONS (15)
VERMONT LOCATIONS (1)
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