Bed Bath and Bankruptcy: 3 More Retail Stocks on the Brink

Retailers are once more struggling to turn profits, cut operating costs and, well — just sell stuff.
Steven Porrello
By Steven Porrello 
Edited by Rick VanderKnyff

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The bankruptcy of Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY) forces investors in retail stocks to confront an uncomfortable truth: This retail giant likely won’t be the last household name this year to shutter its stores forever.

After a brief pause of bankruptcies during the pandemic, retailers are once more struggling to turn profits, cut operating costs and, well — sell stuff. Changes in shopping trends and a preference for e-commerce and delivery services have left many former retail giants glutted with inventory. Add in rising borrowing costs, and it’s not hard to see why many brick-and-mortar retailers are hanging on by a Joann-fabric thread.

Call it the next phase of the “retail apocalypse,” but bankruptcies are likely not over yet. Ignore the meme trains and bandwagons — these three retail stocks might be risky long-term investments.

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