Bed Bath & Beyond
|Traded as||NASDAQ: BBBY
S&P 500 Component
|Headquarters||Union, New Jersey
Number of locations
|1,504 (all divisions)
|Warren Eisenberg (Co-Chairman)
Leonard Feinstein (Co-Chairman)
Steven H. Temares (CEO)
Arthur Stark (President)
$ 11.504 billion (FY 2014)
|$ 1.614 billion (FY 2014)|
|$ 1.022 billion (FY 2014)|
|Total assets||$ 6.356 billion (FY 2014)|
|Total equity||$ 3.941 billion (FY 2014)|
Number of employees
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is an American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, 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 Global 2000 as well.
Since the liquidation of Linens 'n Things, Bed Bath & Beyond has had few major retail competitors except Walmart, Target, J. C. Penney, and some mid-sized players like Pier 1 Imports. Companies such as Crate & Barrel, IKEA and the numerous Williams-Sonoma companies (e.g. Pottery Barn and West Elm) are competitors as well.
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In 1971, Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein opened up a store in Springfield, 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 Linen, 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
- Buy Buy 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 – acquired in June 2012 for $105 million
- Bed Bath & Beyond Mexico – a joint venture with Home & More to operate four stores in Mexico under the name "Bed Bath & Beyond"
- Bed Bath & Beyond Invitations – an online wedding invitation venture
New Zealand company
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- Bed Bath & Beyond Mexico
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