As of Feb 25, 2017, the company operated 1,546 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada including 1,023 Bed Bath & Beyond stores, 80 Christmas Tree/andThat! stores, 54 Harmon stores, 113 buybuy BABY stores, 276 World Market, Cost Plus World Market, or World Market stores.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 29 new stores and closed 13 stores. During fiscal 2017, the company expects to open 30 new stores and to close 15 to 20 existing stores.

The company leases primarily all of its existing stores, with original lease terms that generally range from 10 to 15 years, and most leases provide for renewal options, often at increased rents.

Stores are located in suburban areas of medium and large-sized cities, situated in strip and power strip shopping centers, as well as in major off-price and conventional malls, and in free standing buildings. Stores range in size from approximately 5,000 to 100,000 square feet, but are predominantly between 18,000 and 50,000 square feet. Approximately 85% to 90% of store space is used for selling areas and the balance for warehouse, receiving and office space.

TTM20162015201420132012
Stores1,5461,5461,5301,5131,4961,471
Store growth1.0%1.0%1.1%1.1%1.7%25.4%
Total gross square feet (M)43,60043,60043,27443,04142,61942,030
Total gross square feet growth0.8%0.8%0.5%1.0%1.4%16.3%
Avg store gross sq ft28,20028,20028,30028,40028,50028,600
Avg store gross sq ft growth-0.3%-0.3%-0.6%-0.1%-0.3%-7.2%