Transformation plan at Bed Bath & Beyond results in 6 senior member departures

By Emily Bader
Union | Dec 17, 2019 at 11:34 am

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced on Tuesday it has restructured its leadership team, including the departure of six senior members.

The moves signify the priorities of the new CEO and president, Mark Tritton, who is planning to launch his new vision for the company in early 2020. A new team, according to the Union-based retailer, will help reestablish Bed Bath’s place in the home space through a more customer-focused, omnichannel retail operation.

“We’ve helped millions of people make it easy to feel at home for almost half a century and our business remains uniquely placed to play an essential role in our customers’ lives.  To do so, we need to make the business we call home, as special as our customers make theirs. This is the first in a number of important steps we’re taking.  Balancing our existing expertise with fresh perspectives from new, innovative leaders of change, will help us to better anticipate and support our customers in their life journeys and shopping needs,” Tritton said.

The members leaving their roles include the chief merchandising officer, chief marketing officer, chief digital officer, chief legal officer and general counsel, and chief administrative officer. The sixth member, the chief brand officer, resigned last week.

Interim appointments have been made, but the company said it will be searching to fill the chief merchandising officer, chief digital officer, general counsel and a newly-combined chief marketing and brand officer positions.

The news release did not name the officers, and almost all members of the leadership team have been removed from the company website. (Susan Lattman is listed as chief administrative officer, while Robyn D’Elia is listed as chief financial officer and treasurer.)

“As we look to the future, I would like to thank all those leaving today for their work and commitment to our business over many years,” Tritton said.