This excerpt taken from the BBBY 10-K filed May 12, 2005.
The Company encourages responsiveness and entrepreneurship at the store level by providing its managers with a relatively high degree of autonomy relating to operations and merchandising. This is reflected in the Companys policy of encouraging managers to tailor the merchandise mix of each store in response to local sales trends and market conditions.
On average, BBB stores are staffed with two assistant managers, one operations manager, and three to six department managers who all report to a store manager. The store manager, in turn, reports to an area or district manager. Area and district managers report to one of several regional managers or directly to one of five regional Vice Presidents of Stores, who in turn report to the Senior Vice President - Stores.