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bathroom bed and after company is an American chain of local merchandise retailers. Bath Bed and Beyond runs many stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico, bath bed and beyond was founded in 1971. It is counted among the Fortune 500 and the 2000 Forbes World Magazine. Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein served in management positions at discount chain Arlan. As the company suffered financial difficulties, and the two thought the market would turn to specialty stores, they decided to leave and form their own company. In 1971, they opened a store in Springfield, New Jersey called Bed 'n Bath. By 1985, Eisenberg and Feinstein had 17 stores in the Greater New York area and California. Also in 1985, the first large store was opened, in an effort to maintain competitiveness with "The Things" linens, "Pacific Linens" and "Luxury Linen". In order to properly represent the volume increase in retail stores, the company changed its name to Bed Bath & Beyond in 1987. The company adopted integrated computer-based inventory management systems in 1993 to better compete with "objects" that have been using computers since the late 1980s. The company's shares were publicly floated in June 1992, making the IPO on nasdaq, where its shares continue to be traded under the bbby code. Bed Bath & Beyond first reported $1 billion a year in March 1999.In, and three active investment firms - Legion Partners, Marcellum Advisors, and Ancora Advisors - announced their intention to remove current CEO Stephen Timares and restructure Bed Bath & Beyond current Board of Directors. Activist investors have highlighted several perceived patronage cases, including the acquisition of Boyboy Baby, founded by two children of Bed Bath and beyond, and the acquisition of Chef Central, created by co-founder Warren Eisenberg's son, as examples of bad business practices in Bed Bath and beyond. This pressure led to the resignation of five independent directors on 22 April 2019 and led to a restructuring of its board of directors to include only 10 directors instead of the previous 12 members. On April 13, 2019, there was a report that the chain would close 40 stores but will open 15 new locations. On 13 May 2019, Bed Bath announced that CEO Stephen Timares would step down "immediately" and resign from his seat on the Board of Directors. Mary Winston, who was appointed to the company's board of directors as a result of the efforts of active investment companies, replaced Timares as interim CEO. On November 4, 2019, Mark Triton, formerly Target's Chief Marketing Officer, began as CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond. The company, which for decades has used voucher transmitters and other promotional discount tactics to attract consumers, also announced in April that it would reduce its use of promotional vouchers and tighten restrictions on its use. To combat low profitability, Bath Bed and beyond is also creating own brands, brands and opening "laboratory stores" that focus on home decoration, food and drink, health and beauty products. Bed Bath & Beyond currently operates nearly 1,530 stores across the Us states fifty, as well as in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. In addition to more than 1,020 Bed Bath & Beyond stores, the company also operates nearly 280 Cost Plus World Markets, 100 Buybuy Baby stores, about 80 Christmas tree stores (and related brands), and more than 50 Harmon stores. The company is expected to close up to sixty stores across the United States as early as 2020.In in addition, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the company announced that it will close more than 200 stores, about 21% over the next two years.