Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. launched a new vendor consignment program with ReStore Capital, a Hilco Global company, according to a Wednesday announcement from the Union-based home goods retailer.
ReStore Capital is a credit-focused investment manager providing creative financing solutions in the consumer, retail, commercial, wholesale and manufacturing industries. As a Hilco Global company, Restore Capital leverages decades of Hilco’s asset valuation experience, the strength of its team and its long-term relationships throughout the broader investment community to provide better capital solutions.
Under this new, third-party agreement, ReStore Capital will purchase up to $120 million, on a revolving basis at any given time, of pre-arranged merchandise from the company’s key suppliers to supplement inventory levels already sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY.
“We remain relentless in executing plans that can help us overcome near-term operational and financial challenges,” Sue Gove, president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. said. “Our new vendor consignment program enables us to increase our inventory position in top items that customers are buying and improve the customer experience. This capital-light solution can allow us to strengthen merchandise availability and better fulfill demand.”
“The support we are seeing from our top supplier partners demonstrates the staying power of our brands and our potential for sustainable improvement,” Gove continued. “We know the performance and value of our business today is not representative of our full potential. Our entire organization is focused on expanding and accelerating improvement. We are doing what we must to sustain our business immediately and unlock our true value over the long-term – for all stakeholders. I want to acknowledge and express our gratitude for our suppliers, associates, business partners such as Restore Capital, and our shareholders who have been instrumental in fueling our determination for a successful turnaround.”