Janet Hayes will be joining Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. on August 1 as its new CEO. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of retail experience, Hayes brings a track record of developing and repositioning brands with deep expertise in the home category. Between 2013 and 2019 she was president of the Williams-Sonoma brand.
Williams-Sonoma said it will extend its temporary closure of U.S. and Canada stores through May 31, 2020 in locations where retail restrictions have not been lifted. The company will continue to reopen stores on a market-by-market basis consistent with local and state government guidelines.
Williams-Sonoma said it will extend its temporary closure of U.S. and Canada stores through May 17, 2020 in locations where retail restrictions have not been lifted. However, the company will begin to reopen stores in specific locations consistent with government guidelines.
Williams Sonoma has debuted an exclusive collection with textile manufacturer Schumacher. The new assortment includes a variety of tableware and home accessories featuring Schumacher’s iconic designs.
Williams Sonoma is launching a new product partnership with The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) young people. The organization provides support to LGBTQ youth through free and confidential crisis services: its phone lifeline, chat, and text programs.
Williams-Sonoma’s Adrian Bellamy will retire as chair of the board of directors, effective June 3, 2020, the date of the company’s annual meeting of stockholders. The board has appointed Scott Dahnke to succeed Bellamy as the new chair.
Williams-Sonoma and the company’s entire portfolio of retail brands will assist with the relief and recovery efforts of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. As the coronavirus closes schools nationwide, millions of children across the U.S. are losing access to the school meals they depend on.
In a further response to the coronavirus outbreak, Williams-Sonoma said it would extend the temporary closure of all stores in the U.S. and Canada for an additional two weeks.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
Williams-Sonoma posted a solid fourth quarter and fiscal year as the comparable sales across its retail brand portfolio enjoyed growth.
Zwilling has expanded its reach into the small electrics category, launching the Enfinigy line exclusively at Williams Sonoma.
Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen and Pottery Barn have launched Flour Shop by Pottery Barn Brands, a colorful home furnishings collaboration with Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop, a bakery known for its signature treats and social media-famous “Rainbow Explosion Cake.”
Williams Sonoma has joined forces with Instant Pot to bring a special edition Star Wars by Instant Pot cooker collection to retail.
Williams-Sonoma banners West Elm and Pottery Barn Teen have teamed up to launch a co-designed furniture collection.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels has launched the new Kanren cutlery collection exclusively at Williams Sonoma. The company said the collection is named after the Japanese word for “connection.”