Williams-Sonoma is an American company that sells specialty cooking utensils and other housewares, along with a variety of foods including gourmet coffees. Its principal office is in San Francisco, California. The company operates in two segments: retail and direct-to-customer. The retail segment of its business sells the company's products through its five retail store concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Hold Everything and West Elm. The direct-to-customer segment of the company's business sells similar products through its eight direct-mail catalogs (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed + Bath, PBteen, Hold Everything, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home), and its six e-commerce Web sites (williams-sonoma.com, potterybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, westelm.com and holdeverything.com). As of Jan. 30, 2005, Williams-Sonoma, operated more than 550 retail stores located in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada. The company has 522 shareholders. It is headquartered in San Fransisco and maintains one distribution center in Memphis, Tenn.