Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Mark Tritton Makes Extensive Changes To Leadership Team

Union, N.J. based Bed Bath & Beyond announced last week an extensive restructure of its leadership team, including the departure of six senior members.  This pivot reflects the priorities of the new President and CEO, Mark Tritton, who will launch his new vision for the Company in early 2020.  The new team will be charged with streamlining decision-making, accelerating the pace of transformation, and re-establishing Bed Bath & Beyond’s authority in the home space through a more customer-focused, omnichannel retail operation, a redefined product assortment, and a more convenient and inspirational shopping experience.

Mark Tritton, Bed Bath & Beyond’s President and CEO said:

“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.”

In redefining the structure and roles of the new leadership team, five senior members are leaving their positions, including the Chief Merchandising Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, and Chief Administrative Officer.  The sixth member, the Chief Brand Officer, resigned last week.  While interim leads have been appointed, the Company has commenced a search to fill the positions of Chief Merchandising Officer, Chief Digital Officer, General Counsel, as well as a newly combined Chief Marketing and Brand Officer position.

Mark Tritton continued:

“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.”  

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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.