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Williams-Sonoma Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of home products. The company operates in two segments, Direct-to-Customer and Retail. It offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, including cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of cookbooks essentials under the Williams-Sonoma brand; furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, tabletop, outdoor, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand; and products designed for creating magical spaces where children can play, laugh, learn, and grow under the Pottery Barn Kids brand. The company also provides an assortment of products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen essentials, and gifts under the West Elm brand; and a line of furniture, bedding, lighting, decorative accents, and others for teen bedrooms, dorm rooms, study spaces, and lounges under the PBteen brand. In addition, it offers lighting and home-goods product lines, including lights, hardware, furniture, and home décor that span periods back to the 1870s; and women’s and men’s accessories, small leather goods, jewelry, key item apparel, paper, entertaining and bar, and home décor, as well as seasonal items under the Mark and Graham brand. The company markets its products through e-commerce Websites, direct mail catalogs, and specialty retail stores. As of March 12, 2014, it operated 585 stores comprising 554 stores in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; 25 stores in Canada; 5 stores in Australia; and 1 store in the United Kingdom, as well as operated 27 franchised stores in various countries in the Middle East. Williams-Sonoma Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

7,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/3/14
Founded in 1956

williams-sonoma inc (WM1) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $611.5K
President of Pottery Barn Brand
Total Annual Compensation: $992.3K
President of The Williams-Sonoma Brand
Total Annual Compensation: $769.6K
Chief Strategy and Business Development Offic...
Total Annual Compensation: $668.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

williams-sonoma inc (WM1) Key Developments

Williams-Sonoma Inc. Agrees to Pay $700,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defective Pottery Barn Kids Roman Shades

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to pay a $700,000 civil penalty. The agreement resolves CPSC staff's charges that the firm knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, a defect involving Pottery Barn Kids Roman shades with exposed inner cords. Williams-Sonoma sold the Roman shades nationwide, through its Pottery Barn Kids brand, between January 2003 and November 2007, for $30 to $60. CPSC staff charged that the Pottery Barn Kids Roman shades posed a strangulation hazard to young children. Federal law requires manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to report to CPSC immediately after obtaining information reasonably supporting the conclusion that a product contains a defect which could create a substantial product hazard, creates an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death, or fails to comply with any consumer product safety requirement enforced by CPSC. Williams-Sonoma has agreed to continue to maintain the compliance program and system of internal controls referenced in an earlier civil penalty settlement with CPSC, designed to ensure compliance with the safety statutes and regulations enforced by the Commission. In agreeing to the settlement, Williams-Sonoma neither admits nor denies CPSC staff's charges. The penalty agreement (pdf) has been accepted provisionally by the Commission in a 4-1 vote. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products, such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals, contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. Re-Opens Store at Original 1956 Sonoma Location

Williams-Sonoma Inc. will be reopening a retail location and cooking school in Sonoma on October 4th in the same location where the first store opened almost six decades ago. A cooking school featuring an innovative design allowing for hands on instruction for up to 12 students carries on Chuck's commitment to not only equip, but also educate the home cook. The new concept also joins the original footprint of the store with the residence where Chuck Williams lived. The original footprint has been planned with the bay shelving and black and white floor tiles that became early trademarks for the brand. Select fixtures and materials were salvaged and incorporated to maintain the integrity of the architecture. The Sonoma store is located at 605 Broadway in Sonoma, CA.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. Announces Expansion of Home Furnishings Brands to Mexico

Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced that it will bring its family of home furnishings brands to Mexico through a franchise agreement with Distribuidora Liverpool, S.A. de C.V. The multi-year agreement includes both store and e-commerce rights in Mexico for the following brands in the company. portfolio: Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen and West Elm. The first stores are expected to open in 2015.


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