After a pretty robust holiday shopping season, we are continuing to see a retail apocalypse across the nation. I'm so sad to see this. Not only have I, and members of my family worked in retail for years, but it's so heart wrenching to see stores that I grew up with being shuttered with no hope of coming back. People are losing their jobs at an alarming rate, and if we're being honest, it's not all due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Corporate officials with Bed Bath & Beyond told USA Today that they are expecting to close at least 43 more stores across the US by the end of February 2021. The parent company also operates buybuy Baby and Harmon Face Values. Last year the company stated that they expected to close 200 of their namesake stores over the next two years and that the latest round of brick and mortar stores that are closing are currently holding liquidation sales ahead of the shutdown.

Dominic Pendry, who is a company spokesperson, told USA Today that the latest closings would complete about 60% of the ones that were projected to close by the end of February. The company tried its best to stay relevant during the coronavirus pandemic, offering curbside service at many of their locations, but apparently, it wasn't enough. At least one store in Louisiana is closing, and that is at 127 Northshore Blvd in Slidell. Lafayette has a location at 3617 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, and thankfully, it is not on the list of closures. Check out the latest closures, and we are wishing everyone who works at Bed Bath & Beyond well in the upcoming months.



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