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Politicians, scientists, and philanthropists voiced their opinions on the best venture of the 20th century, they surprisingly agreed on one recipient. What was it? The dollar store of course!

Once a novelty of the ’50s when the geniuses at Dollar General got the ball rolling, dollar stores now dot our landscape. Wherever our nation’s proudest monuments stand and most celebrated landscapes repose, you can be guaranteed to find everything you need for a buck.

Big Lots, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Meijer, and Menards are the heavyweights if you are looking for a resourceful place to unload all of your pennies. And don’t worry if you have coffee cans of pennies saved up because these stores are really jam-packed with goods.

Here is some of what you can buy (big breath): gum, candy, nuts, marshmallows, chocolate bars, chocolate syrup, chocolate cereal, nacho cheese, pork rinds, moist towelettes, towels, socks, underwear (male, female, child, and sometimes for the dog), bathrobes, soap, shampoo, shower curtains, shower caddies, shower radios, bathroom scales (another big breath), toilet bowl brushes, toilet bowl cleaners, CD’s, DVD’s, TV’s, couches, hammocks, boys’ toys, girls’ toys, baby toys, luggage, fake plants, real plant food, lawn mowers, grills, Valentine’s Day stuff, St. Patrick’s Day stuff, Easter stuff, Fourth of July stuff, Halloween stuff, Thanksgiving stuff (one last breath), Christmas stuff, and magnets. Note: this list is meant to be representative, not comprehensive.

In other words, Lakeside Food Sales scours the globe for anything and everything that people have too much of, don’t need anymore, or oddly enough think is out of style. If it’s canned, pickled, freeze dried, shrink wrapped, boxed up, and generally packaged like it’s Midas’s gold, you’ll find it for a buck. Guaranteed. Lakeside Food Sales (don’t let the name fool you — they cart it all) are masters of importing here and exporting there until it all lands under one roof.

If you have goods you want gone, please contact us so we may sell them for a buck.

Thrift stores can be kind of creepy, right? And they smell really weird. It’s pretty common knowledge that you can’t buy furniture from a thrift store because it’ll be full of bedbugs. That’s pretty disgusting; no one wants bedbugs all up in your business. So when people hear about wholesalers and liquidations, they think bedbugs, not bargains.

But let’s get away from that for a moment and think about what people really want. Besides eternal life, people want money. Short of that, they want to spend as little money as possible, catch good deals, and feel like all-around clever shoppers.

That’s why stores like Big Lots are catching on in popularity. Big Lots offers customers prices that can’t be matched, because they sell quality, non-bedbugged items at prices that are impossibly good. Have you ever been in a Big Lots? Let me tell you about it:

There’s one near my house and it offers not one pretense. It’s not a clichéd, gimmicky department store with flashing lights and plastic-smile attendants who are secretly plotting your downfall. A Big Lots looks like what it is: a giant store full of goods that were wholesale or surplus, and are now super cheap. It’s not dingy and desperate like a thrift store, but it has regular everyday people who can like their job because they know they are getting customers good deals. And they are enthusiastic about their deals. There are new deals every week, which is pretty exciting, and customers can join the Buzz Club if they really want to save money.

So how does Big Lots do it? Seriously, check out these prices, they are insane.  We know it’s wholesale, but what is that supposed to mean to you? Well, Big Lots and many other bargain, wholesale, and liquidator stores and groceries are partnered with Lakeside Foods.

Lakeside Foods specializes in buying your company’s surplus, overstock, closeout or anything else inventory. You got stuff you gotta sell? Excellent, that’s what Lakeside Foods are for. They take care of your inventory, any inventory and any size inventory, and turn it around to shops like Big Lots. This is perfect for awkward-sized inventories: if you have way too little or way too much of something, Lakeside Foods are the experts on selling it to neighborhood friendly stores and making sure everyone is happy.

Want to get rid of some overstock, and send it somewhere that will not make your quality goods look like hand-me-downs? Then it sounds like you need to contact us.