Essay about Bed Bath and Beyond

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Valued at 1 April, 2007 Matthew Lewis: matthew.lewis@ttu.edu Tyler Page: tyler.page@ttu.edu Alex Segreti: alexander.l.segreti@ttu.edu Andrea Spencer: andrea.spencer@ttu.edu Stephen Wiggins: stephen.wiggins@ttu.edu Table of Contents Executive Summary Business & Industry Analysis. Five Forces Model Rivalry Among Existing Firms Threat of New Entrants Threat of Substitute Products Bargaining Power of Buyers Bargaining Power of Suppliers Competitive Advantage Analysis Key Success Factors Accounting Analysis Key Accounting Policies Accounting Flexibility Accounting Strategy Quality of Disclosure Revenue Manipulation Diagnostics Expense Manipulation Diagnostics Potential “Red Flags” Undo Accounting Distortions Ratio…show more content…
They have expanded from two stores in 1971 to over 800 stores located in 46 states and Puerto Rico. This industry is classified as highly competitive. The key players are Bed Bath & Beyond, LinensN-Things, Williams Sonoma, and Pier 1. The home furnishings industry is also comprised of discount merchandise firms such as, Wal-Mart and Target. These firms have the ability to steal some of the market share since a consumer can find a variety of items in one store, and often at a lower price. However, the key firms prosper since they have a greater variety of home furnishing products and usually more knowledgeable associates. Overall, it is difficult to enter this industry with a history of established firms. A firm must obtain a large amount of capital and resources

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