As of September 2015, the Ocean State Job Lot chain of retail stores operates 121 stores across seven states in the Northeast. The company has 26 locations in Connecticut, five in Maine, 48 in Massachusetts, 13 in New Hampshire and three in New Jersey. Nine are in New York, 16 in Rhode Island and one in Vermont. Customers can use the store locator tool on Ocean State Job Lot's official website to find retail stores near them.
Ocean State Job Lot began in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in 1977, where its corporate offices are still located. It continues to grow and proliferate throughout the Northeast. The company is a budget retailer, offering brand name products at low prices largely as a result of manufacturer overruns, overstocks and packaging changes. Ocean State Job Lot offers a wide selection of products, from food to appliances to home furnishings. Customers can use the company's website to discover weekly deals, learn about upcoming availability and print out online-only coupons for a variety of products.
Ocean State Job Lot also operates the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. The company finances the organization's operating costs itself, directing all donations to charitable recipients. The organization focuses on human service and emergency assistance, heavily emphasizing hunger-related issues.