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January 10, 2022

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 37 US store locations this year

In 2020, the retailer announced plans to close 200 stores over the following two years.

US-based omnichannel domestic retailer Bed Bath & Beyond has revealed plans to close 37 locations across 19 US states this year.

The closures will affect seven stores in New York, five in California, four in Washington and two each in Georgia, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Bed Bath & Beyond will also close one store each in Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Idaho, Florida and Alabama.

The company has begun liquidation sales at these locations, with closures expected to take place by the end of next month.

In 2020, Bed Bath & Beyond announced plans to close 200 stores over the following two years as part of its plan to right-size its real estate portfolio.

The company has so far closed around 170 stores under the ongoing restructuring programme.

As of 27 November last year, Bed Bath & Beyond operated a network of 995 stores, 809 of which were own-brand.

The announcement comes after the company reported that it registered $1.88bn in net sales in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2021 (FY21).

For the three months to 27 November, the retailer’s comparable sales decreased by 7% compared with the prior-year period and 4% against two years prior.

Bed Bath & Beyond president and CEO Mark Tritton said: “Having concluded just the third quarter of our multi-year plan, we will continue to execute our strategic transformation by diagnosing and reforming our legacy business to achieve our goals.

“As we prepare for 2022, we look forward to operating in a normalised environment with a base of business upon which to grow.”

Bed Bath & Beyond said it expects full-year net sales of around $7.9bn and high single-digit growth on a comparable sales basis.

The company also expects its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to be between $290m and $310m and its adjusted earnings per share to be between $0.00 and $0.15.