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A sale in which all remaining stock is disposed of, usually at greatly reduced prices.



1. a liquidation sale.
2. a sale on merchandise that will no longer be carried by the store.
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Noun1.closeout - a sale intended to dispose of all remaining stockcloseout - a sale intended to dispose of all remaining stock
cut-rate sale, sales event, sale - an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
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including supermarkets, discount stores, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, pet superstores, other pet chains and independents, Internet, veterinarians, natural supermarkets, dollar stores, agricultural/feed-seed/farm stores, home improvement/garden centers, and closeout stores.
So I've had to do the shopping at a few closeout stores before, but not on such an extreme level as this.
He said some consumers get their initial exposure to luxury bedding from closeout stores.
Most of the items in closeout stores are bought direct from manufacturers, allowing the retailers to maintain their low prices and helping to ensure product integrity.
Tuesday Morning, the Dallas-based chain of deep-discount and closeout stores that specializes in gift and specialty items, opened five stores in four states last week, bringing its total to 368 stores in 37 states.
This critical store-by-store review has led the Company to decide to close approximately 85 additional closeout stores by the end of fiscal 2005.
We looked at Chicago and saw a large and diverse population mix - and no closeout presence in a market that big," said Miller, noting McFrugal's was more than a little surprised when it investigated the Windy City to find only two closeout stores (operated by Consolidated Stores out of Columbus) in such a large market.
Stores by division consist of: 1,165 closeout stores operating as ODD LOTS, BIG LOTS, BIG LOTS FURNITURE, PIC `N' SAVE and MAC FRUGAL'S BARGAINS-CLOSE-OUTS and 1,329 toy and close-out toy stores operating as K-B TOYS, K-B TOY WORKS, K-B TOY OUTLET and with Online Shopping at www.
The Company operates a total of 1,438 closeout stores in 45 states operating as BIG LOTS and BIG LOTS FURNITURE.