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Bob’s Discount Furniture Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership

MANCHESTER, CTBob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omni-channel furniture retailers in the country, today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

Bob’s will contribute to the partnership’s savings of 357 million barrels of oil, $47.6 billion on fuel costs, 2.7 million tons of NOX and 112,000 tons of PM.  This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 23 million homes. By joining SmartWay® Transport Partnership, Bob’s demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

“As one of America’s largest furniture retailers, we are always working to reduce our environmental impact across our operations in support of a better future for our guests, employees, and communities,” said Ramesh Murthy, EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer. “A strategic partnership with SmartWay®bolsters our promise of social responsibility affording us the innovation, support, and tools to remain in the forefront of growing as a greener and more sustainable business.”

Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay® tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.

Bob’s SVP, Distribution & Logistics, Pete Sorrentino, is optimistic about the company’s work toward a more efficient business. “Bob’s has engaged cross function collaboration through many departments to align with the SmartWay® Transport Partnership. We are proud of our team’s commitment to energy efficiency and promise of continued dedication to environmental causes as the business grows.”

Bob’s joins SmartWay®, which currently has over 3,000 partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.

For information about the SmartWay® Transport Partnership visit

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. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents. The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy.  

With 169 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 8th-largest U.S. furniture chain according to Furniture Today. The company is also recognized by Plant-A Research Group and Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces, America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families

Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. In total, Bob’s and its 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.