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How a fast digital pivot saved Williams-Sonoma’s top line when Covid-19 hit

Take a look at US kitchen and homewares retailer Williams-Sonoma’s latest sales figures and you would hardly know there has been a pandemic.

Reliance to launch Pottery Barn, West Elm in India

Williams-Sonoma and Reliance Brands plan to launch Pottery Barn and West Elm in India through a franchise agreement.

West Elm Local Experiences engage community with artisans

West Elm Local Experiences allows customers to engage with artisans through unique experiences.

First Williams-Sonoma Korea stores open

Williams-Sonoma Korea has opened its first stores in Seoul, under its franchise agreement with Hyundai Livart Furniture.

New Williams Sonoma Seattle store shows brand’s future

The new Williams Sonoma Seattle shop is the brand’s largest concept store yet, mixing homewares and kitchen offers and highlighting local products.

New Williams Sonoma Seattle store shows brand’s future

The new Williams Sonoma Seattle shop is the brand’s largest concept store yet, mixing homewares and kitchen offers and highlighting local products.

Williams-Sonoma South Korean partner appointed

Williams-Sonoma South Korea will launch in Spring after the US homewares brand appointed a local partner.

‘Like it, buy it’ in new West Elm hotel chain

Guests who stay in a new West Elm hotel chain will be able to buy any of the furniture they like in the room.

West Elm Philippines makes debut

Home furnishings brand West Elm Philippines has opened its first store in Manila.

Williams-Sonoma debuts in Southeast Asia

Iconic American kitchenware and home furnishings retailer Williams Sonoma has made its southeast Asian debut. Williams-Sonoma has opened its first Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, the premier retail destination in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Debuting with the summer 2014 collection, the stores feature home furnishing collections alongside textiles, accessories and entertaining essentials. Designed exclusively for Pottery Barn and Pottery …

Williams-Sonoma expands to Philippines

Williams-Sonoma is continuing its global expansion with a move into the Philippines. The American home products specialty retailer has partnered with Stores Specialists to open several brands in the country. Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids will be the first formats to debut, expected to open in Manila in early 2014 at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City. The agreement with SSI includes development rights in the Philippines for all brands in the Williams-Sonoma Inc portfolio including W…

The next wave of international retailers?

Jon Bird takes a look at where the next influx of international retailers will hail from.