MANCHESTER, Connecticut – June 08, 2022 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omni-channel furniture retailers in the country, today announced that the company has opened nine new showrooms across five states in the last two months. The new stores, totaling 252,709 square feet, have generated 315 new jobs, and the company has donated $50K to 20 charities in those areas.
“Charitable giving and community aid have always been cornerstones of the company culture at Bob’s,” said Bill Barton, CEO of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “Beyond donating $5,000 to local charities for each opening, Bob’s Charitable Foundation along with Bob’s Outreach provides aid and donations to hundreds of organizations and individuals, with over $2.75 million in gift certificates and monetary donations distributed to social service agencies, charities, group homes, community fundraisers, children’s charities, schools, and community service groups in the last year alone.”
The new openings in April and May included stores in Bangor, Maine; Boardman, Ohio; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Roseville, Minnesota; and five stores in California; including Elk Grove, Roseville, Stockton, Modesto, and Folsom.
Each store features a curated collection of Bob’s latest/greatest furniture line-up representing the “best of Bob’s.” The stores also offer technology solutions through an “experience center” to view Bob’s full catalog of affordable, stylish furnishings. Each store’s format is aimed at offering an easy-to-shop, personalized customer experience while also broadening its expansion opportunities into new markets.
The charities the $50K in donations were distributed to include:
- Bangor High School and Welcome To Housing Home Goods Bank, Inc. (in Bangor, Maine)
- Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Poland Middle School and Magic of Michael Foundation Inc. (in Boardman, Ohio)
- Harriet Eddy Middle School, and Legenade Childrens Fund and Saint John’s Program for Real Change (in Elk Grove, California)
- The Gathering Inn and Catheryn Gates Elementary (in Roseville, California)
- The Table Community Foundation and Christa McAuliffe Middle School (in Stockton, California)
- Center for Human Services and Mildred Perkins & Independence Charter School (in Modesto, California)
- Folsom’s Hope and Vista del Lago High School (in Folsom, California)
- Homeless Not Hopeless, Inc. and Hyannis West Elementary School (in Hyannis, Massachusetts)
- Kids In Need Foundation and Northern Voices Oral School (in Roseville, Minnesota)
“We didn’t become one of the fastest growing furniture showrooms in the industry and land in the list of top 10 furniture retailers in the nation overnight,” Bill continued. “We did it by understanding the shifting marketplace, which included eliminating phony sales and other gimmicks that left consumers feeling duped. Our ambition is to become North America’s leading omnichannel retailer of value-priced furniture and home goods because we believe everyone deserves a home they love. Our goal is to help our customers turn the place they live into the home they love by delivering value without compromise.”
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. With 12 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 10th-largest U.S. furniture chain. The company offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy.
Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. In total, Bob’s Community Outreach team and Bob’s Charitable Foundation donate more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.