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Ocean State Job Lot Opens Deptford Store

 

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Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) associates at the new store located at 409 Almonesson Road in Deptford, New Jersey celebrate the grand-opening of the company’s 144th store.


Discount Retailer Opens 5th New Jersey Store in Vacant Toys “R” Us Location

North Kingstown, RI - (November 23, 2020) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, opened its 144th store, its fifth in New Jersey and first in Southern New Jersey at 409 Almonesson Road, Deptford on Saturday, November 21.  This 44,165 sq. ft. location, a former Toys “R” Us, restores vibrancy to the formerly-vacant retail space across from the Deptford Mall that is Business newscurrently being redeveloped. Nearly 50 full and part-time associates have been hired for the store.

“We’re excited to open our doors to the Deptford community,” said Vincent Ricci, Store Team Leader, Ocean State Job Lot. “We are so proud of our team for pulling together to get this new store stocked and ready to provide our customers with a unique variety of essentials, including pantry staples, paper goods, hand soap and hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and a wide array of cleaning products, all at affordable prices.”

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation is donating thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment to the Deptford police and fire departments as part of its ongoing support of those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation recently distributed more than $1.5 million worth of PPE to police and fire departments in each of the 144 communities where Ocean State Job Lot has stores.

“With our unique buying power and access to countless vendors, we’ve put an enormous amount of effort into securing large quantities of personal protective equipment throughout the pandemic,” said David Sarlitto, Executive Director of the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. “We hope these donations to the men and women working around the clock to keep us safe and healthy, will help keep them safe and healthy.”     

Shoppers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania know Ocean State Job Lot for its Crazy Deals, Insider Club, fantastic prices, friendly customer service, and wide range of merchandise. The company recently announced that Insider Club members have received over $100 million worth of free merchandise by redeeming Crazy Deals Gift Cards since the program began.

Ocean State Job Lot has made its mark in the discount-retail segment through opportunistic buying, which allows it to pass along huge savings to consumers. OSJL offers a wide selection of first-quality name brands and closeout merchandise at unbelievable prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (such as holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), kitchen pantry staples and a broad offering of gourmet and international specialty foods.

The Deptford store opening coincides with OSJL’s annual ‘Buy, Give, Get’ program to benefit veterans in need, where any customer who buys a warm winter coat at OSJL for $40 (retail value: $80-$120) and gives it back to the store as a donation to veterans in need, will get a $40 Crazy Deal Gift Card to be used for a future purchase online or at any Ocean State Job Lot store. 

Additionally, OSJL is currently accepting monetary donations at all registers in each of its 144 stores across the region to support its Charitable Foundation’s “Three Square Meals” hunger relief program: the single largest food assistance program of its kind in the Northeast, which delivers more than 8 million pounds of food and 11 million meals annually.

Store hours are currently 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day.  The store is hosting a shopping hour for those at higher risk of COVID-19, including customers ages 60+, every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) associates at the new store located at 409 Almonesson Road in Deptford, New Jersey celebrate the grand-opening of the company’s 144th store.

About Ocean State Job Lot  

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 144 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales of approximately $775 million. Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price. The company has been named a “Best Midsize Employer” by Forbes Magazine.

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning. Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park, North Kingstown, RI 02852.  Phone: (401) 295-2672; Web: OceanStateJobLot.com.

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