The first Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store was born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1982 to its four founding fathers: Mark Butler, Mort Bernstein, Oliver “Ollie” Rosenberg, and Harry Coverman.
The second location opened soon after in Harrisburg on October of 1982 as Ollie's annex, but was such a huge success it was soon named Ollie's "East". The concept continued to grow and "Good Stuff Cheap" became a part of the Central Pennsylvania landscape.
Ollie’s 3rd store is opened in York, PA.
Ollie's loyalty program "Ollie's Army" begins, allowing loyal shoppers to earn more Good Stuff... even Cheaper!
Mort Bernstein stepped down as President and CEO of Ollie’s, Mark Butler became President and CEO.
New state-of-the-art distribution center is opened in York, PA.
Ollie’s 100th store opens in Barboursville, WV.
Ollie’s second distribution center is opened in Atlanta, GA area, paving the way for further expansion into the southeastern US.
Chairman, President and CEO Mark Butler rang the opening bell on NASDAQ on July 16, 2015, as Ollie’s became a public company trading under the symbol "OLLI.”
Ollie’s is now one of America’s largest retailers of closeout merchandise and excess inventory. The chain currently operates 280 stores in 22 states.