Williams-Sonoma sees holiday comp boost
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, January 17, 2013
San Francisco - Williams-Sonoma Inc. said holiday sales for the period between Oct. 29-Dec. 30 last year rose 4.8% to $1.014 billion.
Comps for the season climbed 4.4%.
President and ceo Laura Alber said the results were within the range of the company's expectations.
"Our holiday performance reflects the strength of our brands in a period of consumer uncertainty and intense promotional activity across the retail industry," she added.
The plan for 2013 includes developing new businesses and continuing global expansion, including the launch of its first stores in Australia.
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