Rooms To Go’s Hosein uses two Florida ports in model supply chain for top furniture retailer

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Rooms To Go’s Hosein uses two Florida ports in model supply chain for top furniture retailer

Cindy Crawford, Sofia Vergara and Ali Hosein…

Hosein may not be quite as famous as the first two, but he, too, is a model spokesperson for America’s No. 1 independent furniture company.

As vice president of international freight and merchandising for Rooms To Go, based in Seffner, Fla., a Tampa suburb, Hosein speaks proudly of the supply chain he runs “like clockwork.” In an interview with the American Journal of Transportation, the longtime Rooms To Go executive talks of logistical efficiencies via both the Port of Jacksonville and Port Tampa Bay, as well as non-Florida seaport gateways; discusses the work ethic instilled in him by his father, and laments that he never finds enough time for golf.


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For more than a quarter of a century, Paul Scott Abbott has been writing and shooting images for the American Journal of Transportation, applying four decades of experience as an award-winning journalist.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a master’s magna cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Abbott has served as president of chapters of the Propeller Club of the United States, Florida Public Relations Association and Society of Professional Journalists.

Abbott honed his skills on several daily newspapers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Richmond (Va.) News Leader, Albuquerque Journal and (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel, and was editor and publisher of The County Line, a weekly newspaper he founded in suburban Richmond, Va.

A native Chicagoan, he is a member of American Mensa and an ever-optimistic fan of the Chicago Cubs.