Big Lots has revamped its food department, adding name brand products and expanding the international assortment, the retailer said.

The closeout retailer has 16 Baltimore area stores, in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, according to its website.

In addition to closeout items, Big Lots will offer an everyday selection of brands such as Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Mike & Ike, Life Savers, Nutella, Miracle Whip, A.1. Sauce, Velveeta, Smucker's, Duncan Hines and Pillsbury.

The international World Flavors department will carry European, Hispanic and Asian foods.

Big Lots is the biggest closeout retailer in the U.S., with 1,491 stores in 48 states.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com