Hooker to open first West Coast warehouse -- Furniture Today, 1/28/2008 7:49:00 PM Carson, Calif., facility will cut shipping times, costs
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Hooker Furniture plans to open its first West Coast warehouse and distribution center in Carson, Calif.
The 80,000-square-foot leased facility, which will open in February, will stock 550 of the company’s best selling items. It will serve retailers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Hooker will still operate its main distribution center in Martinsville, Va. It expects the new center to reduce shipping times to the West Coast by 10 days and reduce inland freight costs by 6% to 10% for products that go through Carson.
Chairman and CEO Paul Toms said the facility will help retailers realize improved profitability through lower freight and inventory costs and increased sales through the availability of Hooker’s product line.