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Teague in New Merchandising Position at Hooker Furniture Upholstery

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Sandi Teague

Hooker Furniture announced that it has tapped Sandi Teague for the new position of Director of Merchandising-Hooker Upholstery.

Teague will be responsible for fabric selection for Hooker Upholstery companies Sam Moore and Bradington-Young, along with product design, photography, cataloging, showroom display and promotions. Sandi’s leadership in the new position will “encourage collaboration and cohesiveness between Bradington-Young and Sam Moore and between the upholstery companies and Hooker Furniture case goods,” said Mike Delgatti, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Hooker Upholstery. “Her appointment is additional progress towards developing synergy among all the Hooker companies and underscores Hooker’s commitment to growing our upholstery business,” he added.

Teague was involved in developing the Hooker Upholstery fabric sofa program that will debut at the October market, and will be involved in any future initiatives in fabric upholstery, Delgatti said. He added that Teague brings both creativity and market savvy to Hooker Upholstery. “Sandi has a great taste level and sense of fashion, but also a keen understanding of what sells and is able to strike a great balance,” Delgatti said.

Teague has worked for 16 years in various merchandising positions in the furniture industry, at companies including LADD, Morgan Stewart, King Hickory and Fine Furniture. She has been involved on a consulting basis with Sam Moore and Bradington-Young since January of this year.
 Ranked among the nation's top 10 largest publicly traded furniture sources based on 2009 shipments to U.S. retailers, Hooker Furniture Corporation is an 86-year old residential wood, metal and upholstered furniture resource.  Major wood furniture product categories include home entertainment, home office, accent, dining, and bedroom  furniture in the upper-medium price points sold  under the Hooker Furniture brand , and sold at moderate price points under the Envision Lifestyle Collections by Hooker Furniture brand. Youth bedroom furniture is sold under the Opus Designs by Hooker Furniture brand.  Hooker’s residential upholstered seating companies include Cherryville, N.C.-based Bradington-Young LLC, a specialist in upscale motion and stationary leather furniture, and Bedford, Va.-based Sam Moore Furniture LLC, a specialist in upscale occasional chairs with an emphasis on cover-to-frame customization.  Please visit our websites at
www.hookerfurniture.com, www.envisionfurniture.com, www.bradington-young.com, www.sammoore.com and www.opusdesigns.com.

 

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