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Williams-Sonoma to Reopen at Original Store Site

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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

Rethinking Flatware

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The category gets a lift from more variable configurations and a fresh approach to design By Allison Zisko Flatware introductions at next month’s Tabletop Show will address consumer preferences with new, more practical configurations, more add-on options and more fashionable flatware that keeps pace with design trends. This more flexible approach—giving consumers what they reallyMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Net Climbs 3.7 Percent in Q2

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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

West Elm to Debut Grant Program for U.S. Artisans

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BROOKLYN, N.Y.-The West Elm segment of Williams-Sonoma will launch the We Love Local Small Business Grant contest, an effort to provide support to U.S.-based artists, makers and designers. Beginning tomorrow, local artisans can go online at westelm.com/localgrant and submit stories about who they are, what they make and how the prize ($25,000 to the winner)More »

Last updated: August 11, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Launches Thomas Keller All-Clad Line

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NEW YORK–All-Clad Metalcrafters and chef Thomas Keller have created a new cookware line exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. The line, called All-Clad TK, is constructed of copper, stainless steel and aluminum in custom shapes designed to suit various cooking techniques such as sautéing, making sauces, braising or steaming. The collection is comprised of 15 items featuring flaredMore »

Last updated: July 29, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Tabs Execs for New posts

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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

Young Tapped to Lead Williams-Sonoma Global

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SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma has named Ronald Young senior vice president, global, with the primary responsibility to grow the retailer’s portfolio of brands outside of the United States. Young will work in partnership with Williams-Sonoma’s brand presidents at Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm to increase each brand’s international business. He will direct the expansion of theMore »

Last updated: July 17, 2014

West Elm launches its Wedding and Gift Registry

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NEW YORK–Williams Sonoma’s West Elm brand launched its wedding and gift registry. A tab on the brand’s site leads consumers to the registry page, where they can find, create or manage a registry. West Elm sited 10 reasons why one should register with it, including free design services from its home stylists, the ability toMore »

Last updated: June 2, 2014