All four stores are set to open across the Valley of the Sun by Labor Day.
PHOENIX, AZ (August 3, 2020) – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country, will celebrate its first four store openings in Arizona this month. The first-to-market Desert Ridge Marketplace store is opening this Friday, August 7th, with three more opening before Labor Day at the Arrowhead Festival Shopping Center in Glendale, Crossroads Towne Center on the border of Chandler and Gilbert, and in Tempe at the Groves shopping center. Bob’s was represented by Neil Board and Ryan Desmond at Western Retail Advisors.
“Bob’s Discount Furniture is paving the way in the furniture industry. They are well known for being an exceptional place to both work and shop and their commitment to the communities they serve is admirable. We are honored to have helped them find a home here in Arizona,” said Ryan Desmond, Partner at Western Retail Advisors. “Bob’s has successfully navigated a challenging retail landscape and continues to expand. That says a lot about the strength of their business model and their ability to adapt to a changing world,” added Desmond.
All four Phoenix Grand Openings will be celebrated on September 1 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and in-store fun. As part of the Grand Openings, Bob’s will also be making a donation of $2,500 to four local non-profits.
Bob opened his first store in central Connecticut in 1991. Out of the gate his store was different. There were no sales or gimmicks. There were no pushy sales people or shady gimmicks. Bob wanted his customers to feel as good about shopping Bob’s as they felt about their new furniture. The cherry on top? He included free candy, cookies, coffee and ice cream in all his stores. Today Bob’s has over 120 stores coast to coast, and yet “Bob’s Way” keeps them honest, transparent and fun.
“Like Western Retail Advisors, Bob’s is built on honesty, integrity and long-standing relationships,” said Desmond.
Looking ahead to 2021, Bob’s is moving forward with their regular expansion plans, expanding at a pace of roughly 15 to 18 new stores every year. “We took proactive health and safety measures, and our business has been positive since we’ve reopened,” said Roger Dunlap, SVP of Sales and Operations at Bob’s Furniture of the COVID outbreak. He added that the company feels optimistic about its growth plans, despite the pandemic, because “the business model of providing quality furniture that everyone can afford is working.”
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.
With 128 furniture stores across 20 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 12th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2019, Bob’s was recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and listed as a top scorer on the Wood Furniture Scorecard 2019. The company 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. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year.
About Western Retail Advisors
Western Retail Advisors is a real estate brokerage purpose-built from firsthand retail experience, market knowledge and industry relationships. With offices in Arizona and California, they combine access to top retailers and Fortune 500 partners with deep local market expertise throughout the West – and beyond.
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