Bossier shoppers react to impending closure of Bed, Bath & Beyond

Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 3:43 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Bed, Bath & Beyond recently released an updated list of the stores that will be closing this year. Included on that list is the location in Bossier City.

The retailer announced at the end of August that they would be closing around 150 stores and lay off about 20% of its workers in an effort to improve the company’s performance. They say a slump in sales and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic led to the decision.

Many aren’t thrilled with the removal of the store, and say they want to see more businesses in Bossier so they don’t have to travel to Shreveport.

“I’m originally not from here, but I can see all the new expansion that they are doing in Bossier and on Airline. I think the people need stores that they can get here that is close enough without having to drive to Shreveport,” said Verna Reddish.

As closeout deals begin, many are taking advantage of the last-minute deals.

“We came in to get the air fryer and everything else that is marked down. We couldn’t help it but to shop,” said Reddish.