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Bed, Bath & Beyond Lives On! (Line); Buys Rights to Bankrupt Retailer, Renames

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After buys the bankrupt retail chain’s intellectual property for $21.5 million, Bed Bath & Beyond will still be around, at least online.

One of the biggest e-commerce companies,, is about to ditch its name for something equally famous: Bed Bath & Beyond.

Amanda Shpak

Online retailer ditched its name online to become Bed Bath & Beyond, which declared bankruptcy earlier this year.

The switch to a very well-known brand was cheered on Wall Street. Shares of Midvale, Utah-based surged 20%.

The deal does not include Bed, Bath & Beyond stores or the Bye Bye Baby chain, whose last store is expected to close on Friday.

The name change will roll out in Canada next month, and in August the company’s website and mobile app will relaunch as Bed Bath & Beyond and appear in the United States. Users visiting are redirected to

“Combining Overstock’s operating model with the strengths of the Bed, Bath & Beyond brands will create powerful synergies,” said Jonathan Johnson, CEO of said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to helping consumers experience the new Bed Bath and an even bigger and better Beyond.”

Bed Bath & Beyond, one of the original blockbuster retailers known for its endless supply of sheets, towels and kitchenware, filed for bankruptcy protection in April. The filing comes after years of dismal sales and numerous attempts to revive a struggling business. Bed, Bath & Beyond Lives On! (Line); Buys Rights to Bankrupt Retailer, Renames

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