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Reuters reports that housewares retailer Williams-Sonoma, which also owns Pottery Barn, quadrupled its quarterly profit from a year ago, helped by cost-cutting and strong consumer demand.
KC's View:
This matters because it speaks to people’s interest in cooking as sport, desire to “nest” as opposed to go out for dinner, and willingness to experiment with new and different kinds of foods.

These are all impulses that more food retailers ought to speaking to, as opposed to offering the “same old same old.”