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October 15, 2018

Specialty retailer Pottery Barn Kids enters UK market

Pottery Barn Kids, the speciality retail brand of Williams-Sonoma, has expanded its presence by entering into the UK.

Pottery Barn Kids, the specialty retail brand of Williams-Sonoma, has expanded its presence by entering into the UK.

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As part of the expansion, Pottery Barn Kids UK will operate its e-commerce website, potterybarnkids.co.uk, to offer a range of home furnishings and textiles for baby and kids.

Pottery Barn president Jennifer Kellor said: “Bringing our quality Pottery Barn Kids furniture, bedding and accessories to the UK is a proud moment for our brand.

“We design safe, functional and stylish products to create inspired baby and kids’ rooms, and our proprietary designs, responsible sourcing and manufacturing, furthers our commitment to create a healthier home, community and world.

“Bringing our quality Pottery Barn Kids furniture, bedding and accessories to the UK is a proud moment for our brand.”

“Launching the Pottery Barn Kids UK e-commerce site and curated shop-in-shops with renowned retailer, John Lewis, provides UK customers the opportunity to celebrate the milestones and special moments of childhood with us.”

In addition, the retailer will offer West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids collection of nursery furnishings and décor in the UK.

This month, the retailer will also commence its wholesale operations in the UK with Pottery Barn Kids branded shop-in-shops at three John Lewis locations featuring baby and nursery décor products.

The partnership with John Lewis brand marks Williams-Sonoma’s second wholesale venture in Europe following its launch of West Elm in 2015.

Established in 1999, the company offers a range of products including furniture, bedding, bath, window treatments, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, toys and nursery essentials across its company-owned stores in the US, Canada and Australia.

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What is the impact of historically high inflation on the UK consumer landscape?

The average UK consumer is experiencing a severe cost-of living crisis as inflation surges to a forty-year high and the price of goods continues to rise. This shock is the result of the sharply increasing costs of commodities, energy, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and is threatening FMCG manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice operators’ ability to survive and grow. Inflation will have a profound effect on many consumer-facing industries in 2022 and beyond. Consult GlobalData’s new whitepaper, Inflation in the UK: The Impact of Historically High Inflation on the UK Consumer Landscape, to better understand shifts in consumer behavior and their impact on spending patterns, as well as the implications for UK businesses. This whitepaper covers:  
  • Why has global inflation returned with a vengeance?
  • What is the current inflation situation in the UK?
  • What impact is inflation having on UK retail sales?
  • What tactics are businesses relying on to tackle the effects of high inflation?
  • How are consumers changing their behaviors to cope with the higher cost of living?
  • Which industry sectors are most vulnerable to reduced consumer demand?
  • How is the government responding to high inflation?
  • How long will high inflation last in the UK?
  • How can your company survive and thrive in a high inflation environment?
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