Tag Archives: Laura Alber

E-commerce Fuels Williams-Sonoma in Q3


SAN FRANCISCO-Thanks in part to a double-digit gain in e-commerce sales, Williams-Sonoma’s third quarter ending on Nov. 2 produced an increase of 14.4 percent in net income, which totaled $64.9 million. Net revenues from the e-commerce sector jumped 14.7 percent, helping Williams-Sonoma’s overall net revenues to an 8.7 percent pickup, to $1.1 billion. Laura Alber,More »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Williams-Sonoma to Reopen at Original Store Site

Chuck Williams

SAN FRANCISCO-On Oct. 4, Williams-Sonoma will reopen a retail location and cooking school in Sonoma, Calif., at the same location where its first store opened almost 60 years ago. The store reopening coincides with the birthday of Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams, who just celebrated his 99th birthday. Williams purchased a hardware store in Sonoma in 1956More »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Net Climbs 3.7 Percent in Q2


SAN FRANCISCO-With top-line growth fueled by accelerating direct-to-customer revenues, Williams-Sonoma recorded a 3.7 percent gain in second-quarter net income, which totaled $50.7 million. Total revenues in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 3, were up 5.8 percent to $1 billion, with direct-to-customer net revenues increasing by 9.4 percent. Retail net revenue rose 2.4 percent. AmongMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Tabs Execs for New posts


SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma has set new roles for several of its executives in an effort “to position the company for continued growth,” according to a statement from the specialty retailer. Pat Connolly, chief marketing officer, will become chief strategy and business development officer. In his new role, Connolly is responsible for redefining Williams-Sonoma’s long-term strategy, includingMore »

Last updated: July 25, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Q1 Net Climbs 17 Percent


SAN FRANCISCO-Strong performances from all of its brands propelled Williams-Sonoma’s first quarter to an increase of 17 percent in net income, to $46.2 million. As Laura Alber, the company’s president and CEO, explained to industry analysts during a conference call yesterday, the contributions from all of the brands boosted total net revenues to a recordMore »

Last updated: May 22, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Net Flat in Q4, Up 8.6 Percent for FY

Williams-Sonoma Flagship

SAN FRANCISCO-Reduced margins and increased expenses offset a modest sales gain to bring Williams-Sonoma’s fourth-quarter net income to $133.8 million, essentially unchanged from last year’s fourth quarter. For the fiscal year ending on Feb. 2, the multichannel retailer logged in net income of $278.9 million, up 8.6 percent from the prior fiscal year. Gross marginMore »

Last updated: March 13, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Posts Q3 Net Gain of 16 Percent

Williams-Sonoma Flagship

SAN FRANCISCO-Sales gains across all of the company’s brands boosted Williams-Sonoma’s third-quarter net income by 16 percent, to $56.7 million. Total company net revenues in the quarter, which ended on Nov. 3, rose 11.3 percent to $1.1 billion, with increases of 14.5 percent in Williams-Sonoma’s direct-to-customer segment and 8.5 percent in its retail sector. OnMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2013

Williams-Sonoma Sets New Leadership for Brands, Store Experience

David Jimenez

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma has brought on board a new executive to oversee the merchandising in the Williams-Sonoma stores, and has slated new roles for three of its senior vice presidents. David Jimenez has been named senior vice president of visual and store experience for the Williams-Sonoma brand. Jimenez has assumed responsibility for visual merchandising within Williams-SonomaMore »

Last updated: July 9, 2013