The Union-based home goods retailer will close the stores in Howell (4075 Route 9) and Rockaway (202 Enterprise Dr.).
In July, Bed Bath & Beyond announced plans to permanently close about 200 stores over the next two years. This announcement appears to be the first iteration of that plan.
The 200 store closures mostly will be Bed Bath & Beyond stores.
It has been a newsworthy year for Bed Bath & Beyond:
–In March, it announced plans to cut 500 jobs as part of a restructure.
–In June, a WARN notice filed with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the company had plans to lay off 148 employees, which was effective Aug. 22, with the city as Union, where Bed Bath & Beyond’s headquarters are located. The company is also reportedly looking to sell its Christmas Tree Shops and Cost Plus World Market stores.
The brick-and-mortar retail industry already had been suffering, but the coronavirus has wreaked additional havoc on chains.
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