‘That’s not us,’ says Bob’s amid consumer confusion

MANCHESTER, Conn. — News that Northeastern apparel and footwear retailer Bob’s Stores is liquidating has prompted Top 100 retailer Bob’s Discount Furniture to clarify its position.

On X (formerly Twitter), the Manchester, Conn.-based retailer issued a statement that made it clear that it isn’t the Bob’s that is shutting down. On the contrary, it recently revealed plans to open more stores.

“𝐁𝐨𝐛’𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐨𝐛’𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬, the clothing/footwear retailer which recently announced its closing. Bob’s Discount Furniture is open, thriving and growing across the country!” it posted on July 9.

𝐁𝐨𝐛’𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐨𝐛’𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬, the clothing/footwear retailer which recently announced its closing. Bob’s Discount Furniture is open, thriving and growing across the country!

— Bob’s Discount Furniture (@MyBobs) July 9, 2024

On July 1, Bob’s Stores announced that it will close all locations and liquidate all inventory as part of a Chapter 11 restructuring petition filed on June 18. It noted that it wasn’t able to secure finances needed to maintain operations and started its going-out-of-business sales on June 28. It has 21 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

Bob’s Discount Furniture ranks No. 9 in Furniture Today’s 2024 Top 100 with $2.03 billion in sales across 171 stores across the country.

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