Bed Bath & Beyond
|Traded as||NASDAQ: BBBY
S&P 500 Component
|Headquarters||650 Liberty Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
|Number of locations||1000+ (all divisions)
|Key people||Warren Eisenberg (Co-Chairman)
Leonard Feinstein (Co-Chairman)
Steven H. Temares (CEO)
Arthur Stark (President)
$ 9.4 billion (FY 2011)
|Operating income||$ 1.5 billion (FY 2011)|
|Net income||$ 989 million (FY 2011)|
|Total assets||$ 5.7 billion (FY 2011)|
|Total equity||$ 3.9 billion (FY 2011)|
|Employees||48,000 (February 2011)|
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (also B3) is a chain of domestic merchandise retail stores across United States, Canada  and Mexico. Formed in 1971, the stores sell goods primarily for the bedroom and bathroom, as well as kitchen and dining room. The company is included in the S&P 500 and Global 1200 Indices and the NASDAQ-100 Index. It is also counted among the Fortune 500 and the Forbes 2000 as well.
Since the liquidation of Linens 'n Things, Bed Bath & Beyond has few major retail competitors except Wal-Mart, Target, J. C. Penney, and some mid-sized players like Pier 1 Imports. Companies such as Crate & Barrel and the numerous Williams Sonoma companies (e.g. Pottery Barn and West Elm) are also competitors.
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In 1971, Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein opened up a store in Northern New Jersey called Bed 'n Bath. By 1985, Eisenberg and Feinstein were operating 17 stores in the New York metropolitan area and California. Also in 1985, the first superstore was opened, as an attempt to surge ahead of emerging competitors such as Linens 'n Things, Pacific Linens, and Luxury Linens. In order to properly represent the size increase in its retail stores, the company changed its name to Bed Bath & Beyond.
- Harmon Stores – acquired in March 2002, operates Harmon Face Values
- Christmas Tree Shops – acquired in June 2003 for $200 million
- buybuy BABY – acquired in March 2007 for $67 million
- Cost Plus, Inc. – acquired in May 2012 for $495 million, operates Cost Plus World Market and World Market
- Linen Holdings, LLC – acquired in June 2012 for $105 million
- Bed Bath & Beyond Mexico – a joint venture with Home & More to operate two stores in Mexico under the name "Home & More"
- Bed Bath & Beyond Invitations – an online wedding invitation venture
- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Results for Fiscal First Quarter
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