Shoppers in need of something new for their home will soon have the opportunity to visit their local Bed Bath & Beyond.
Officials with the home goods specialty retail said they expect 95% of stores to be open by the end of the week of June 22. All Bed Bath locations are expected to be open in July, subject to state and local regulations.
In May, the retailer began planning for reopening by launching its Store Safety Plan to help customers feel comfortable as they shopped in-store. Among the steps included in the plan are continued social distancing, protective safety supplies, enhanced cleaning and monitoring the health of store associates.
As the COVID-19 pandemic force retailers to close their stores, Bed Bath & Beyond was forced to rapidly evolve what had been a lagging omnichannel approach to retail. This included accelerating the launch of its Buy-Online-Pickup-In Store (BOPIS) service and contactless Curbside Pickup.
“We have been delighted to welcome our customers back as we re-opened hundreds of stores in the last few weeks,” said Mark Tritton, Bed Bath & Beyond’s president & CEO. “At the same time, we are pleased with the response from our loyal customers to our new BOPIS and contactless Curbside Pickup shopping experience. These are important, targeted investments that strengthen our service offering and competitive position for the long term.”