Content about Howard Lester

November 18, 2010

W. Howard Lester, who served as chairman and CEO of Williams-Sonoma from 1978 until his...

August 28, 2008

Williams-Sonoma, parent of upscale home decor and kitchen retailers including Pottery Barn and West Elm,...

April 13, 2008

The news was both good and bad at some of the country’s largest specialty retailers...

March 27, 2008

The high-end retailer proves luxury goods still sell even in a tough economy, but the...

January 15, 2008

Direct-to-consumer revenues rose 6.4 percent to $370.6 million from $348.2 million last year....

November 14, 2007

Same-store sales rose modestly at Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn stores. According to CEO Howard Lester,...