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Hooker Furnishings promotes senior execs

MARTINSVILLE, Va.– Hooker Furnishings has promoted Johne Albanese to chief marketing officer and Tod Phelps to senior vice president-Operations, both new positions within the company. The two will report to Jeremy Hoff, CEO of the large residential furniture manufacturer. As chief marketing officer, Albanese will be responsible for all marketing initiatives across the company’s 12 brands. He has been with the company for 8 years, previously serving as vice president of Marketing.

Hooker Furniture's HMI division to open $23.5 million Georgia distribution center

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Home Meridian International (HMI), a division of Hooker Furniture Corp., will consolidate its East Coast warehousing operations in a new 800,000-square-foot distribution facility in Liberty County, Georgia. The state-of-the-art distribution center, a $23.5 million investment,  is expected to be fully operational by fall 2021 and should add 50 new jobs to the area.

Hooker Furniture acquires Home Meridian for $100 million

Hooker Furniture Corp. has agreed to purchase Home Meridian International, a move which will more than double the company's size and make it one of the top five U.S. sources of upholstered furniture and casegoods. Announced Jan. 6, the $100 million acquisition is being called the largest in Hooker Furniture's 91-year history.