Bed, Bath & Beyond Slated to Close 6 Stores in Illinois, Over 50 Nationwide Before End of Year

Bed, Bath & Beyond will continue to operate 20 locations in Illinois

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Longtime home goods retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond announced Thursday that more than 50 stores nationwide will close prior to year's end as the chain deals with months of declining sales and a changing workforce.

Of the 56 locations the retailer is shuttering, six of the stores are in Illinois, with four located in the Chicago area.

The following Illinois locations will be closing by the end of 2022:

  • 6132 Grand Avenue, Gurnee Mills Mall, Gurnee, Ill.
  • 915 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, Ill.
  • 2850 Plainfield Road, Joliet, Ill.
  • 2056 North State Route 50, Bourbonnais, Ill.
  • Fairview Center, 6611 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, Ill.
  • University Mall. 1265 E. Main Street, Carbondale, Ill.

According to CNBC, the chain's footprint has shrunk by approximately 35 percent over the past two years, as the company has shuttered several Bed, Bath & Beyond locations. Bed, Bath & Beyond also owns several other chains, including Buybuy Baby and Harmon Face Values.

The chain, including subsidiaries, operated 1,478 stores in the first quarter of 2020, a metric that plummeted to 955 stores by the same time this year.

Additionally, same-store sales saw a 23 percent decline in this year's first quarter, with a 26 percent decline noted for the three-month period ending in August.

Bed, Bath & Beyond obtained a loan last month, ahead of the busy holiday season when the chain hopes to revitalize sales that have notably declined for several years. The company's corporate and supply chain staff has recently been cut by 20 percent.

The following 20 Illinois locations will remain open after the slated closures at the end of 2022.

  • 63 E. Marketview Drive, Champaign, Ill.
  • 1800 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
  • 9650 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago Ridge, Ill.
  • 5786 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, Ill.
  • 96 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, Ill.
  • 1548 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, Ill.
  • 215 Harlem Avenue, Forest Park, Ill.
  • 11165 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, Ill.
  • 1584 S. Randall Road, Geneva, Ill.
  • 20505 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, Ill.
  • 336 S. Route 59, Naperville, Ill.
  • 1700 E. College Avenue, Normal, Ill.
  • 4800 N. University Street, Peoria, Ill.
  • 5110 Broadway Street, Quincy, Ill.
  • 6309 E. State Street, Rockford, Ill.
  • 5545 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, Ill.
  • 3251 S. Veterans Parkway, Springfield, Ill.
  • 413 Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, Ill.
  • 7175 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook, Ill.
  • 3232 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, Ill.

A full list of stores closing nationwide can be found here.

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