Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Marks 40th Year with 450th Store

HARRISBURG PA – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Inc., the decades-old retail company that sells close-out and surplus inventory goods from locations in Pottstown (at top), Eagleville, and Quakertown, on Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2022) opened its 450th store in Overland Park KS, it reported.

Founded in 1982, Ollie’s marks its 40th anniversary this year. Opening the Kansas store represents “another major milestone in our growth story,” company President and CEO John Swygert said. It plans to open between 50 and 55 locations annually, he added, with an ultimate goal of 1,050 stores. Two other stores are scheduled to open during August, in Vincennes IN and Kansas City MO.

Ollie’s employs more than 10,000 people nationwide, and claims it “brings roughly 50-60 new careers” to each local community where its stores open. They range from cashiers to store team leaders.