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 300th store opens in Glen Burnie, MD.
Ollie's enters 25th state with the grand opening of store in Worcester, MA.
New distribution center opens in Lancaster, TX, allowing for further expansion into the western US.
In May of 2021, Ollie's enters its 26th state with the grand opening of its 400th store in Springfield, VT.
Ollie's enters its 27th state with store openings in Poplar Bluff and Sikeston, MO.
"Good Stuff Cheap" keeps on growing! Ollie's enters its 28th state with the opening of the Hutchinson, KS store.
"Good Stuff Cheap" keeps on growing! Ollie's enters its 29th state with the opening of the West Frankfort, IL store.
Ollie's 450th store opens in Overland Park, KS
In August of 2023, Ollie's enters its 30th state with the grand opening of its 500th store in Iowa City, IA.
Ollie’s is now America’s largest retailer of closeout merchandise and excess inventory. The chain currently operates 512 stores in 30 states.
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