Your go-to home goods store could be shutting its doors soon.

By Jessica Bennett
Updated January 23, 2020
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Time to use those 20%-off coupons while you still can. Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close approximately 200 stores across the United States within the next two years.

Our go-to destination for kitchen gadgets and super-soft towels has struggled in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic as temporary store closures brought in-store shopping to a halt. The company, which also operates World Market, buybuy BABY, and One Kings Lane, announced the permanent store closures will be "mostly" Bed Bath & Beyond stores, according to a press release. The details on which locations will be affected have not yet been released.

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This news comes after the retailer announced in January that it would close 40 locations across 11 states and Washington, D.C. The initial round of closures began in late-2019 and continued throughout the first half of 2020. The additional 200 closures will shutter about one-fifth of Bed Bath & Beyond's more than 900 locations across all 50 states.

While the company continued to operate online throughout shutdowns caused by the pandemic, and nearly all of its temporarily closed stores have now reopened with enhanced safety precautions. If you shop in-store today, you can expect social distancing requirements, store associates wearing masks, occupancy limits, and convenient cart wipes and hand sanitizer. In addition to in-store pickup, Bed Bath & Beyond also now offers curbside pickup services, so you can shop online and receive your items outside the store contact-free in two hours or less.

If your local store is one of the unlucky closing its doors, however, keep an eye out for sales in the near future that could offer deep discounts. You might be able to snag some major deals before it closes for good!


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