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03/16/2021

Big Lots boosts outdoor assortment for summer

The retailer’s Broyhill and Real Living brands highlight its largest-ever lawn and garden lineup of patio furniture, accessories and more.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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Getting ready for the summer, Big Lots has launched its largest-ever lawn and garden assortment, designating more than 900 sq. ft. to more than 1,200 outdoor furniture pieces and accessories in stores, including its Broyhill exclusive line and Real Living private brand line.

The discount store said the expansion is in part due to growth it has seen in the category, particularly with more people entertaining at home.

"We're pleased to launch our lawn and garden collection that brings the latest trends in outdoor and patio furniture, décor items, and accessories to our customers' backyards, all while keeping with the value and quality they have come to know and look for when shopping at Big Lots," said Steve Rogers, vice president, seasonal, Big Lots. "This year's product collection includes popular color palettes and patterns, novelty items with fun, quirky sayings, outdoor entertaining pieces like soft and hard top gazebos, and unique furniture pieces like a bar set fashioned after wine barrels. Like last year, we're expecting consumers to spend more time at home, in their backyards and looking for pieces that will elevate their outdoor space. Our latest product collection will meet the needs of those customers and allow them to create their dream outdoor oasis with quality pieces that won't break the bank."

Some trends being featured among its own brands include:

The Columbus, Ohio-based retailer operates 1,410 stores in 47 states and had a very successful 2020, reporting annual same-store sales up 16.1%.