SAN FRANCISCO-Despite e-commerce growth that contrasts with declining comp-store sales, Williams-Sonoma remains committed to a “cautious” store opening schedule, executives said at its first-quarter conference call.

The company will open a total of 51 new units this year across nearly all its brands, while closing 24 stores. No new Williams-Sonoma Home stores will be opened this year. The openings come even as comp-store sales declined 9%. Net revenues decreased 4.2% to $781.8 million. However, e-commerce sales have risen 8.7%, attributed to the natural growth of e-commerce and shoppers migrating from phone sales, not from stores.

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