Bed Bath & Beyond's (BBBY -0.4%) didn't sign off on its deal to buy Cost plus (CPWM +21.6%)...

|About: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)|By:, SA News Editor

Bed Bath & Beyond's (BBBY -0.4%) didn't sign off on its deal to buy Cost plus (CPWM +21.6%) without some due diligence that pointed to synergies, according to execs. A test of a specialty food department at some Bed Bath & Beyond stores over the last 18 months showed that the in-store stores helped generate traffic and provide a competitive advantage.