Manchester, CT – September 18, 2023 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omni-channel furniture retailers in the country, today announced Supply & Demand Chain Executive has named Toni Spinelli, Vice President Merchandise Planning, as one of the winners of this year’s Women in Supply Chain Awards. This award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
“Toni has dramatically transformed Bob’s Discount Furniture’s merchandising planning efforts since she joined in 2019,” said Ramesh Murthy, EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer at Bob’s Discount Furniture. “Toni’s innovative thinking and expert industry knowledge has resulted in her being able to rapidly drive new capabilities for Bob’s, such as new models for our demand forecasting and the company’s first ever formal S&OP process that ensures alignment to Bob’s forecasts and plans across all key disciplines.”
As Vice President Merchandise Planning, Ms. Spinelli is responsible for leading a diverse team of nine employees managing all core planning functions (Demand, Supply and Inventory) at the company. In the past four years, Ms. Spinelli has introduced new models for Bob’s demand forecasting, built the demand forecasting team and brought the company’s forecast accuracy to world class levels. Alongside Ms. Spinelli’s passion for her own work, she is exceedingly passionate about developing and coaching her team. She is an active member of Bob’s Women’s Business Resource Group whose main goal is to provide support and motivation for all women by giving them the tools to advance within the organization.
“I am honored to be recognized as one of this year’s Women in Supply Chain and am grateful for the opportunities that Bob’s has given me to be a leader in this industry,” said Ms. Spinelli. “I am especially thankful for my outstanding team that continues to enhance Bob’s customer experience through efficiently executed solutions to better deliver for customers.”
Recipients will be honored at this year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum, set to take place November 14 – 15, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. To view the full list of winners, click here.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
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.