Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Traded as NASDAQ: BBBY
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
Industry Retail
Founded 1971 (1971) (as Bed 'n Bath)
Springfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Founders Warren Eisenberg
Leonard Feinstein
Headquarters Union, New Jersey
United States
Number of locations
1,504 (all divisions)
(May 2014)[1]
Key people
Warren Eisenberg (Co-Chairman)
Leonard Feinstein (Co-Chairman)
Steven H. Temares (CEO)
Arthur Stark (President)
Products Home furnishings

Increase $ 11.504 billion (FY 2014)

Decrease $ 1.614 billion (FY 2014)[2]
Decrease $ 1.022 billion (FY 2014)[2]
Total assets Increase $ 6.356 billion (FY 2014)[2]
Total equity Decrease $ 3.941 billion (FY 2014)[2]
Number of employees
58,000 (2014)[2]
Subsidiaries See below
Bed Bath & Beyond in Saugus, Massachusetts

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is an American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada[3] and Mexico.[4] 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.


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.[5]



Other subsidiaries

New Zealand company

There is a New Zealand-based chain with the name "Bed Bath & Beyond", which has no corporate connection with the United States-based company.[15]


  1. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Results for Fiscal First Quarter
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Bed Bath & Beyond Inc 2011 Annual Report, Form 10-K, Filing Date Feb 25, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  3. "Bed Bath & Beyond Investor Relations - Investor Overview". 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  4. Bed Bath & Beyond Mexico
  5. "History of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.". FundingUniverse. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  6. Lillo, Andrea (March 11, 2002). "Bed Bath makes first acquisition with Harmon". Home Textiles Today. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  7. "Bed Bath & Beyond Buys Christmas Tree Shops". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. June 20, 2003. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  8. Mike Cianciolo (March 26, 2007). "buybuy BABY Gets Bought". The Motley Fool. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  9. 1 2 Hsu, Tiffany (May 9, 2012). "Bed Bath & Beyond to Buy Cost Plus for $495 Million". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA: The Tribune Company. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  10. Dealbook Blog (May 9, 2012). "Bed Bath & Beyond to Buy Cost Plus". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  11. "Bed Bath buys Linen Holdings for $105 million". Reuters. London: Thomson Reuters. June 1, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  12. Brooke, Aliza (August 10, 2015). "Indie Design Retailer Of a Kind Acquired by Bed Bath & Beyond". Fashionista. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  13. Kapner, Suzanne (June 14, 2016). "Bed Bath & Beyond Buys One Kings Lane for 'Not Material' Price". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  14. "Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Announces Joint Venture with Home & More, a Home Products Retailer in Mexico". Bed Bath & Beyond. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  15. "Bed Bath & Beyond - Frequently asked questions". Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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