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Ocean State Job Lot
375 Commerce Park Road
Ocean State Job Lot donated thousands of dollars worth of food to the Newport Food Pantry as part of a program designed to help the less fortunate.
Over a one-month period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Ocean State Job Lot collected over a few hund
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"What makes our program unique is ...
"What makes our program unique is that not just 100% of the money goes to folks in need, but it is actually delivered back to the communities where the money was donated," says David Sarlitto, director of marketing at Ocean State Job Lot.
Ocean State Job Lot, a New England-based chain that has built its reputation on closeout and overstocked merchandise bargains, reports that it has seen revenue from international SKUs jump 10% to 15% in the last 18 months, when we called to check in. Because the olive oils, risottos, Indian food and other international items are at such a discounted price point, the company is finding that their customers can afford to have "an adventurous palate," said David Sarlitto, Ocean State Job Lot's chief marketing officer.
At a ribbon-cutting event Saturday ...
At a ribbon-cutting event Saturday morning in North Kingstown for the retail chain's newest store, Job Lot marketing chief David Sarlitto told the assembled crowd that the company is putting on indefinite hold a $50-million project to build a new 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Rhode Island.
"We're putting it on hold for a simple reason," Sarlitto
"There's a wall right now that looks to be being built that is not supportive of businesses in the state."
That wall, he
explained, is Gov.
"This is a comment that we really thought long and hard before making," Sarlitto
said, saying that the company prefers to stay out of politics but could no longer remain silent on the issue.
comments came two days after executives testified against the proposal before the House Finance Committee
said that the truck tolls would effectively be a new tax that would result in higher prices for Rhode Island consumers.
"Ocean State Job Lot views the ...
"Ocean State Job Lot views the communities we serve as our neighbors," says David Sarlitto, marketing director at Job Lot.
Given the likely passage of Raimondo's ...
Given the likely passage of Raimondo's toll-and-borrowing plan, unveiled little more than a week ago, David Sarlitto, Job Lot's executive director, issued a statement Feb 6: "A 500,000-square-foot, $50 million distribution center is now on hold pending review and discussion with the state regarding business practices."