Build-A-Bear Workshop to announce 3Q FY2016 results on October 27, 2016

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW), today (Oct. 13, 2016) announced that the Company will report results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 1, 2016, on Thursday, October 27, 2016, prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will host its quarterly investor conference call to discuss the results at 9 a.m. ET on the same day.

The dial-in number for the live conference call is (201) 493-6780 (domestic and international). The access code is Build-A-Bear. The live Internet broadcast may be accessed at the Company’s investor relations Web site, http://IR.buildabear.com. The call is expected to conclude by 10 a.m. ET.

A replay of the conference call will be available via the Internet and telephone. The replay of the conference call webcast will be available at the investor relations Web site for one year. A telephone replay will be available beginning at approximately 12 p.m. ET on October 27, 2016, until 11:59 p.m. ET on November 3, 2016. The telephone replay is available by calling (858) 384-5517. The access code is 13647254.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.:

Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear, a global brand kids love and parents trust, seeks to add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has approximately 400 stores worldwide where guests can create customizable furry friends, including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland,Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and mainland China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe,Mexico and the Middle East. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the eighth year in a row in 2016. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) posted a total revenue of $377.7 million in fiscal 2015. For more information, visit the Investor Relations section of buildabear.com.

Contact:
Voin Todorovic
314-423-8000 x 5221

Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Build-A-Bear Workshop introduces a trio of spooky characters and fun costumes for furry friends this Halloween

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), an interactive destination where guests can create personalized furry friends, introduces a trio of spooky characters as well as fun costumes for furry friends this Halloween.

The Halloween collection is currently haunting the Build-A-Bear Workshop website and stores while supplies last and will include: Mummy Teddy, an ancient friend wrapped in white cloth with a heart and a sweet smile; Bear-o-Lantern, who comes straight from the pumpkin patch with a jack-o’-lantern face and pumpkin vines on the paws; and Night Sky Kitty, a cat full of good luck with midnight black fur and purple stars on the inner ears and bottom paws.

Skeleton, witch, pumpkin and zombie outfits – as well as Day of the Dead-themed accessories – allow for a number of mix-and-match costume possibilities fit for any of the Halloween friends, as well as most other Build-A-Bear Workshop furry friends.

Trick-or-treaters looking for a miniature companion can choose from three new Halloween Build-A-Bear Buddies™: a 7-inch Howl-o-ween Werewolf, a 6-inch Black Bat and a 7-inch Zombear. These petite friends may be small, but they pack quite the fright! They are perfect pals and can be dressed in Build-A-Bear Buddies accessories for a big-time Halloween celebration.

For the latest brand news, visit buildabear.com and follow Build-A-Bear on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About Build-A-Bear
Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear, a global brand kids love and parents trust, seeks to add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has approximately 400 stores worldwide where guests can create customizable furry friends, including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the eighth year in a row in 2016. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) posted a total revenue of $377.7 million in fiscal 2015. For more information, visit buildabear.com.

Media contact:
Beth Kerley
Build-A-Bear Workshop
314-423-8000 ext. 5430
bethk@buildabear.com

Source: Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Avon LLC announces the appointment of Anjana Srivastava to newly-established role of President, Health and Wellness

NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”) announced the appointment of Anjana Srivastava as the company’s President of Health and Wellness in the U.S. This is a newly-established role for Avon, marking the company’s expansion into the Health and Wellness market. Health and Wellness is currently the largest product category in the direct selling channel, representing 33.5% of total sales. It is also the fastest growing segment in the channel, increasing 16.3% to $12.1 billion in 2015.1 This initiative, set to launch in 2017, is consistent with Avon’s strategy of broadening its consumer base through a competitive product portfolio, while at the same time providing compelling earnings opportunities for Avon Representatives.

Ms. Srivastava, a direct selling industry veteran and accomplished scientist, will lead the health and wellness vision for New Avon, and will be responsible for building the team and strategy for this expansion, with a focus on engaging strategic partners, identifying new product opportunities and bringing innovative products to market. Ms. Srivastava reports directly to Scott White, Chief Executive Officer for New Avon LLC, and is a member of the New Avon Leadership Team.

“Anjana’s broad expertise across direct selling, science, and the Health and Wellness industry uniquely qualify her to lead New Avon’s entrance into this market,” said Mr. White. “For 130 years, Avon has proudly championed the wellbeing of women.  Our Health and Wellness business will build upon that legacy – delivering products that help women look and feel beautiful, fit and healthy. As we transform New Avon into the leading social selling company in North America, we look forward to establishing a Health and Wellness destination valued by consumers, while maximizing the opportunity for our Representatives to grow their businesses and their earnings.”

“I am thrilled to join Avon and lead this exciting expansion into Health and Wellness. As the company for women, Avon is committed to taking a leadership position on the issues that matter most to women – and her family’s health and nutrition is a top concern. An increasing number of consumers are seeking ways to improve their health and vitality as they are becoming aware of worsening obesity trends and incidence of chronic diseases,” said Ms. Srivastava. “Over the coming months I look forward to building my team, securing best-in-class partners, and ultimately laying out a smart, strategic path for providing Representatives and consumers a portfolio of new products that live up to Avon’s industry-leading standards, and access to health related information they can trust.”

Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Srivastava spent nearly two decades in leadership positions with multinational direct-selling companies focused on health and nutrition. She served as the Chief Product Officer and Head of the Scientific Advisory Board at NeoLife International, where she also held leadership positions of Executive Vice President for the North America market and Executive Vice President of Product, Science and Technology. Ms. Srivastava also has previous experience working as Senior Director of Global Marketing with Shaklee Corporation, where she played a key role in driving the growth of the company, leading all activities related to new product development, marketing and brand management of nutrition products.

Ms. Srivastava has a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, a Master of Science in Botany, and a Master of Business Administration – all from premier universities in India. She is also a member of the American College of Nutrition and serves on the Senior Scientific Advisory Council and the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Source: 1Direct Selling Association (DSA) 2016 Growth & Outlook Survey: June 2016.

About New Avon LLC

New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America. The company generated over $1 billion in revenues during 2015, and has nearly 400,000 independent sales Representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as Anew, Avon Color, Mark, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and the company also proudly supports the Avon Foundation for Women in its efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about New Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

Media Contact:

Kristina Jorge, Avon
212-282-5852
Kristina.Jorge@avonusa.com

Source: Avon

Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane

London, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane, effective 12 October 2016. He will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s Group managing director.

Previously strategic marketing and media director of Kering, Nikolas Talonpoika has significant expertise in marketing strategy and brand positioning in the luxury sector. He has been with the Kering group for eight years. As CEO of Christopher Kane, his mission will be to accelerate the brand’s international expansion while, together with Christopher and Tammy Kane, further strengthening its distinctive identity.

Nikolas Talonpoika will succeed Sarah Crook, who is leaving the Kering group after two years as CEO of the Christopher Kane house and on the back of the brand’s ten year anniversary. Kering is grateful to Sarah Crook for her achievements. The past two years have seen the opening of the brand’s first flagship store in London, the international expansion of the brand, and diversification into new product categories. The brand has increased its visibility in Europe and Asia, and established a successful e-commerce presence.

About Nikolas Talonpoika
Nikolas Talonpoika, 44, has been strategic marketing and media director of Kering since 2012. He started his career in London, working at advertising groups WPP and Publicis as international client director on accounts such as Richemont, L’Oréal and Nespresso. Based in Paris since 2005, he was appointed media director at Gucci Group in 2008. At Kering, Nikolas Talonpoika has worked across all aspects of brand management, marketing and communications. A British national, he attended Dulwich College and University College London.

About Kering
A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential in the most sustainable manner.

Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenue of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Press Contacts:
Emilie Gargatte
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20
emilie.gargatte@kering.com

Floriane Geroudet
+33 (0)1 45 64 66 00
floriane.geroudet@kering.com

Website: www.kering.com
Social Media
Twitter: @KeringGroup
LinkedIn: Kering 
Instagram: @kering_official
YouTube: KeringGroup

Source:Kering group