It looks like furniture is turning out to be a winning focus for Big
Lots, which reported a big boost in profits during the fourth quarter.
Big Lots reported that net income for the period ended Feb. 3
increased 16.4% to $104.8 million from $90.1 million in the prior
year. In Q4, same store sales at Big Lots decreased 0.1%, compared to
guidance of flat to an increase of 2%.. . . more