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Big Lots Selects Hub Group, Inc. for Comprehensive Logistics Management Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio and DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) ( and Unyson Logistics, a division of Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBG) ( announced an alliance in which Unyson Logistics will provide logistics management services and technology for Big Lots' North American supply chain. Unyson Logistics will ultimately manage all transportation, excluding parcel, to or from Big Lots' facilities within North America.

"We needed to enhance visibility in our supply chain and move closer to optimizing our network. With Unyson's technology and process improvements we will be able to drive costs down and improve our overall performance. Unyson has consistently delivered savings and improved visibility reaching from supplier to store through our entire DC network," said Katy Keane, Vice President of Transportation Services from Big Lots.

"We are extremely proud of the products and services we provide Big Lots and value the partnership which has grown over the years," said Mark Yeager, Chief Operating Officer of Hub. "Big Lots has challenged us to continually deliver supply chain savings, visibility for all modes of transportation, process improvements and technology developments that provide benefits to Big Lots and other Unyson Logistics clients."

About Big Lots

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is a Fortune 500 company with more than 1,300 stores in 47 states. As the nation's largest broadline closeout retailer, Big Lots offers consumers a wide range of bargain-priced merchandise, including brand-name closeouts, seasonal products, consumables, furniture, house wares, toys and gifts. For more information, visit

About Unyson Logistics

A division of Hub Group, Inc., Unyson Logistics is a leading multi-modal 3PL. Unyson provides supply chain savings and adapts its services to meet each client's ever increasing needs. Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBG) is a leading asset-light freight transportation management company providing comprehensive intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. The company operates throughout North America. Please direct all media inquires to Bridget Glavaz (630-271-3742) or For more information, visit

SOURCE  Hub Group, Inc.

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    /CONTACT:  Bridget Glavaz of Hub Group, Inc., +1-630-271-3742,
    /Web Site: /
    (HUBG BIG)

CO:  Hub Group, Inc.; Unyson Logistics; Big Lots
ST:  Ohio, Illinois

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