Williams-Sonoma has set the temporary closure of all U.S. and Canada stores, effective 6 .p.m. local time, March 17, with a plan to reopen on April 2, 2020. The company announced it would be paying employees for the time the stores are closed.
Laura Alber, president and CEO, said, “Times like these remind us all that community comes first. Our thoughts are with all of the people affected by this devastating outbreak around the globe. After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily close our stores in the U.S. and Canada, effective March 17, with a plan to reopen on April 2. Our e-commerce sites, distribution centers and customer care centers will remain open, and we will keep our online order pickup at curb side and ship from store, as local regulations allow. As the coronavirus situation evolves, we will adjust our plans as needed.”
Williams-Sonoma operates a portfolio of brands comprised of Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham.