US based retailer Wiliam-Sonoma has collaborated with Reliance Brands Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited and plans to bring brands including Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm to India through a franchise agreement. The brand will open its first store in Mumbai in early 2020 and will also launch the e-commerce websites.
Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. said, “ We are excited to partner with Reliance as part of our continued global expansion and looking forward to opening our first stores in Mumbai as well as introducing our distinctive brands, excellent customer service, and exceptional products to customers in India.”
The American Retailer has retail and franchise stores across the world and company owned stores in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The franchise network includes countries throughout the Middle East, South Korea, Philippines as well as Mexico.
Ronald Young, Executive Vice President, Global, Williams–Sonoma, Inc., mentions that, “Adding Reliance to our franchisee network is a significant step in our continuing global expansion. As India’s largest retail company, we look forward to a strong relationship and long-term success with Reliance Industries.”
Darshan Mehta, President & CEO, Reliance Brands Limited, said, “We are confident that the Williams-Sonoma’s heritage and strong design point of view will resonate with Indian consumers, bringing a new dimension to their homes.”
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, represents distinct merchandise strategies — Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct-mail catalogues and retail stores.
Whereas Reliance Brands Limited is part of the Reliance Industries Group. Its current portfolio of brand partnerships comprises of Armani Exchange, Bally, Bottega Veneta, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Canali, Coach, DC, Diesel, Dune, Emporio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, G-Star Raw, Gas, Giorgio Armani, Hamleys, Hugo Boss, Hunkemoller, Iconix, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Mothercare, Muji, Paul & Shark, Paul Smith, Quiksilver and many more.