Bed Bath & Beyond has named John Welling as svp/merchandise planning, allocation and operations, effective immediately. Welling will report to Joe Hartsig, Bed Bath & Beyond’s chief merchandising officer, and president of Harmon Health & Beauty Stores.
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On the heels of announcing its restructuring plan in February in order to simplify operations and cut costs, Bed Bath & Beyond has accelerated its digital-first, omni-always transformation as it battles the changing face of retail due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bed Bath & Beyond has completed the sale of its Christmas Tree Shops retail banner, its institutional Linen Holdings business and a distribution center located in Florence, NJ. Total cash proceeds from the three separate sale agreements were approximately $250 million.
Bed Bath & Beyond has introduced the Cozy Backyard Holiday collection, a furnishings and housewares array curated to help consumers “enjoy the present” with ideas for creating a winter wonderland at home, the company said.
Bed Bath & Beyond is expanding its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals as part of a comprehensive plan to provide value to customers this holiday season. The company is inspiring its customers to “Enjoy the Present” in its holiday marketing campaign.
Bed Bath & Beyond has named Elizabeth Meltzer as svp/general merchandising manager for its bed, bath and home décor categories, effective November 2, 2020.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Mary-Farrell Tarbox and Ann-Marie Clendenin as regional vice presidents for the Central and East regions respectively, effective October 26.
Bed Bath & Beyond has launched same day delivery at Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy Baby, expanding the array of omnichannel shopping services available to its customers ahead of the 2020 holiday season.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Anu Gupta as chief strategy and transformation officer, effective October 5, 2020. Gupta will be responsible for the company’s comprehensive strategy and transformation program, including continuing to develop and implement strategic growth initiatives across the company.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Scott Lindblom as chief technology officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, effective September 28. Lindblom will report directly to John Hartmann, chief operating officer and president of buybuy Baby, and will lead the company’s enterprise technology transformation.
Bed Bath & Beyond has expanded its relationship with Google Cloud through a multi-year collaboration that will accelerate its omni-always transformation, enabling the company to better serve customers in a digital-first environment. To perform this work, Deloitte will also serve as strategic transformation services partner.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Juan Guerrero as svp/chief supply chain officer, effective immediately. Guerrero will report directly to COO and president of buybuy Baby, John Hartmann, and be responsible for leading the transformation and optimization of the company’s global supply chain network.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Rick Wilkins as regional vice president for the west region, effective immediately. Wilkins will report directly to Gregg Melnick, evp/chief stores officer, and will play a key role in the planning and execution of the company’s store optimization strategy.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Wade Haddad as svp/real estate and construction. Haddad joins with over 25 years of real estate experience and will lead the company’s recently announced store optimization strategy.
“College from Home” is a new Bed Bath & Beyond take on its back to school/college campaign. The retailer is launching the initiative in cooperation with online interior design brand Decorist as a dedicated effort to help parents and their children redesign bedrooms as remote learning spaces.
Bed Bath & Beyond has completed the sale of PersonalizationMall.com (PMall) to 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. for $245 million, subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments. PMall will continue to provide product and personalization services to the company’s Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy Baby retail concepts.
Bed Bath & Beyond is joining the list of retailers that plan to close stores on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and Canada, including Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby, Christmas Tree Shops, Harmon Face Values and Cost Plus World Market.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Lynda Markoe as evp/chief people and culture officer. Markoe has extensive industry experience from over 30 years at major retailers and will join Bed Bath & Beyond in September 2020.