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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.

buy-cheap-wholesale-productsWe’re going to do a test, OK? I want you to pretend I’m a shrink. You can even lay down on a couch in this exercise. I’m going to say (type) a word, and you’re going to tell me what you think.

Ready?

Dollar Store.

So, what sort of prejudices do you have about dollar stores? Do you think bag-ladies? Do you think sad, down-trodden people who smell like whatever you think dumpster divers smell like? It’s OK, we’ve all been there. But wait until you actually go there, into say Dollar Tree. They aren’t kidding with names here — prices are low and wonderful for customers.

But you don’t want your excess inventory in a poorly lit, sad little store no matter how good the deals are, right? I mean, the economy can’t possibly be awful forever, so even if dollar stores are doing good now, eventually the pride of the people will overrule, right?

But that’s the thing. These dollar stores have heart. They don’t want people to think they’re sad little closeout stores either. So they’ve done some smart things to change how people are thinking about them. They’ve become chain stores, which reminds me of McDonalds. You don’t think of McDonalds as bad food. It’s cheap and it’s yummy, and it’s everywhere. Dollar Trees are going places, too. It’s not really unusual to see them around, so customers don’t shy away like nervous lambs.

But that chain-store effect also means a much cleaner storefront. It means brands a shopper will recognize, too, right before their eyes bug out because they’ve never seen their favorite Arizona tea so cheap. And dollar stores are becoming more like cheap, quick groceries where people can go to a nice store, flair joyously over the prices, and walk out satisfied. These dollar stores are respectable places, not hovels.

See, we can tell you this because we work with them. Lakeside Foods deals with companies like Dollar Tree and other well-known, recognized businesses as a way to help you clear out your surplus.

Do you have a weird number of cans to get rid of? Like 67 to 67,000? That’s what Lakeside Foods is good for: we take your surplus, your wholesale, your excess inventory, and we find it a good home. You clear out your shelves, your product gets a new lease on life, and some customer walks home with a good deal. Sound good? Then how about you contact us.