Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Named to the Fortune 500 List of America’s Largest Companies

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), a leading specialty retailer of
high-quality products for the home, announced today that it has been
named to the Fortune 500 list for the first time in the company’s

Since its inception in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has built an
unmatched platform of eight beloved brands, supported by a multichannel
business model and vertically integrated supply chain. With more than
54% of its business online, Williams-Sonoma continues to thrive as the
number one multichannel retailer in its industry and one of the top 25
e-commerce retailers in North America, according to the 2018 Internet
Retailer Top 500.

We have a strong culture of innovation and a deep understanding of the
customer, which empowers us to bring great ideas to life,” said Laura
Alber, President and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “This has been key to
our growth over the past six decades, enabling us to successfully
navigate changing industry dynamics to stay ahead of our customers’

The company’s strong commitment to sustainability—an increasingly
important factor for customers—has also fueled growth. For the second
consecutive year, Williams-Sonoma has been recognized as the only home
furnishings retailer in the Barron’s annual 100 most sustainable
companies in the U.S.

Being named to the Fortune 500 is a significant milestone for all of us
at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.,” said Alber. “It speaks to the passion and
commitment of our talented associates, and our unwavering focus on the
customer in everything we do. Superior customer service is oxygen for
growth and this is just the beginning as we drive toward the exciting
future that lies ahead.”

In its 65th year, the Fortune 500 ranks U.S. companies by
total revenues for their respective fiscal year. For the complete
Fortune 500 list, visit http://fortune.com/fortune500.

To learn more about Williams-Sonoma, Inc., please visit http://www.williams-sonomainc.com/


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products
for the home. These products, representing distinct merchandise
strategies — Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm,
Pottery Barn Teen, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and
Graham — are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct-mail catalogs
and retail stores. These brands are also part of The Key Rewards, our
free-to-join loyalty program that offers members exclusive benefits
across the Williams-Sonoma family of brands. We operate in the U.S.,
Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offer
international shipping to customers worldwide, and have unaffiliated
franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines,
Mexico and South Korea, as well as e-commerce websites in certain
locations. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and
augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Elise Wang – VP, Investor Relations and
Corporate PR

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