Pic 'N' Save

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Pic 'N' Save Corporation
Industry Retail
Fate Acquired by Big Lots
Founded 1950
Defunct 2002
Headquarters Culver City, California, USA
Key people
William Zimmerman
Products Closeout products
Website None

Pic 'N' Save was, at one time, the second-largest closeout retail chain in the United States. Financial troubles caused the chain to close many of the markets in the late-1990s and early-2000s.


William Zimmerman founded Pic 'N' Save Corporation in 1950 in Culver City, California. By 1985, it operated 90 stores in California and six other Western U.S. states. In 1991, the company changed its name to MacFrugals. It later expanded to the Southwest and the South, and left both markets in the late 1990s. In 2002, Big Lots (formerly Consolidated Stores Corporation) bought out the remaining 'MacFrugals' stores for $995 million in stock and converted them into the Big Lots brand.

In popular culture[edit]

In the movie 10 to Midnight at 0:16:44 (NTSC) when detectives Leo Kessler (Charles Bronson) and McCann (Andrew Stevens) are en route to inform the parents of a murder victim of their daughter's demise, a Pic-N-Save (at 11341 National Boulevard in Los Angeles) can be seen in the background, next to a Thrifty Drug Store

The store's parking lot, store front, and signs are in "The Slums of Beverly Hills."

In "Troop Beverly Hills" when Freddy discovers soon-to-be ex-wife Phyllis has just gone on a shopping spree using their joint credit cards, he tells her to have her fun now cause after the divorce she'll "be shopping at the Pic 'N' Save".

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