Tritton Named Bed Bath & Beyond CEO

Bed Bath & Beyond has named Mark J. Tritton as the company’s new president and CEO, effective November 4. He succeeds interim CEO, Mary Winston.

Tritton has more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry, including most recently as evp/chief merchandising officer at Target Corporation, where he played a key role in transforming Target’s omnichannel shopping experience.

“Mark’s ability to re-define the retail experience and drive growth at some of the world’s most successful retailers and brands makes him uniquely equipped to lead Bed Bath & Beyond during this critical time in our evolution,” said Patrick Gaston, Bed Bath & Beyond’s chairman of the board.

When Tritton joins Bed Bath & Beyond, his focus will be on accelerating the company’s ongoing business transformation, Bed Bath & Beyond officials said. This includes improving the omnichannel experience for consumers, enhancing the merchandise assortment and reviewing the company’s cost structure and asset base.

Winston, who has served as interim CEO since May 12, will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors.