Bed Bath amp; Beyond is primarily a bricks and mortar company. Most of its products are available online through Amazon.

On the plus side, sales from digital channels have been increasing, but conversely, same-store sales at the brick and mortar stores have been flat. That’s a problem because online sales have lower margins and the shift of sales to the internet cuts into company’s ability to lever the fixed costs of running stores. Is there still a place for brick and mortar stores whose products are readily available online? Has Bed Bath & Beyond been successful in competing with companies such as Amazon? Is Bed Bath & Beyond likely to be forced into filing for bankruptcy? Explain.