Bed, Bath & Beyond

One of our Twitter followers asked to see how Bed, Bath & Beyond performed in recent years, given their strategic direction to slowly wean themselves from discounts/coupons.

Remember the framework ... net sales growth and pre-tax profit rates are converted into NFL won/lost records. This allows us to compare brands along metrics that sports fans are used to seeing.

Championship Caliber = 12-4 or better.
Playoff Caliber = 10-6 or 11-5.
Average Performance = 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7.
Time to Rebuild = 6-10 or worse.

Here's the data for Bed, Bath & Beyond.


Holy cow!

That is what a successful business looks like. In the past fourteen years:
  • 14 winning seasons.
  • 12 playoff caliber seasons.
  • 8 championship caliber seasons.
But what do you see happening in the past four years?
  • 13-3 to 11-5 to 11-5 to 10-6.
This business is slowly heading toward rebuild status - unless something changes soon. With the noticeable exception of the financial collapse, last year's performance was the worst of the past fourteen years.


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