Hotcakeshop offers high-quality, affordable and unique health and beauty products

GUANGZHOU, GUANG DONG, China, 2022-Mar-3 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Health is wealth, as we all know. Staying mentally fit is as important as staying physically fit. Physical beauty is only a bonus that you can enjoy if you are healthy. The health and beauty sector is a growing business today, because many people have become aware of the importance of staying healthy and fit. Many online and physical stores are filled with health and wellness products to woo their customers.

If you are looking for high-quality, affordable and unique health and beauty products, Hotcakeshop is a good place to visit. This brand understands its customers’ preferences perfectly, and has stocked some of the most useful products that are sure to leave you impressed. While the makeup products available here help accentuate your beauty, the wellness products help you lead a comfortable lifestyle.

Massage slippers, for instance, provide pressure points to keep your toes relaxed while walking or resting. Besides correcting the posture, these slippers also help to tone your calf muscles. The design, fit and color of these slippers are unique – a trademark feature of all products available at Hotcakeshop. You can find something for all age groups on this site.

At Hotcakeshop you will find a wide range of products that will make you beautiful on the inside and the outside. Pregnant women, who find difficulty breathing, can benefit immensely from the maternity belly bands available here. It takes off the pressure at the pelvis and lower hip regions, thereby helping to get rid of the back pain that soon-to-be-mothers experience. One of the unique products that you will come across in this section is the black obsidian bracelets that are designed specifically to treat lymph drainage issues. These help to remove blockage in the lymph nodes, thereby reducing instances of swelling and inflammation.

Hotcakeshop aims to provide health, beauty and magnificence to its customers through each of its products in the “health and beauty” category. Like all other products from the brand, these, too, come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, which speaks volumes about the quality of products sold here.

Some of the top items in the health and beauty section of Hotcakeshop are:

Massage Leg Slimming Slippers

Maternity Belly Support Band

Ear Wax Removal Cleaning Kit

Eyeliner Eyelash Sticker

Obsidian Beaded Bracelet

About Hotcakeshop
Hotcakeshop is an online store selling some of the most unique collections of products that will cater to the needs of men, women, kids, gardens, pets, households and more. The company is located in Shanghai, China; however, it delivers products across the country, as it has partnered with specialized warehouses across the USA and China. Hotcakeshop offers free delivery to anywhere in the world, for orders over $50.

With its hassle-free payment and order tracking processes, Hotcakeshop provides a great experience for its customers, as it has been doing since its inception in 2017. The brand keeps adding to its inventory every month, in a bid to offer specialized and creative solutions for its customers in each and every category. The Hotcakeshop team promises customers affordable and high-quality products every time they shop here. For more details, you can visit their website.

SOURCE: EPR Network

UNice Hair Debuts Brown Balayage Hair Bundles With Lace Closure

Xuchang, Henan, China, 2021-Oct-12 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — UNice Hair, a well-known virgin human hair brand, recently debuts a new arrival-FB30 hair weaves with lace closure to provide the trendy brown balayage hair with the customers. Once debuted in the market, the brown balayage hair bundles with lace closure rapidly capture the heart of customers and become the hot-selling product.

With the coming of Halloween, more and more girls choose to buy their favorite hair extensions and wigs as gifts to celebrate the festival. “There is no doubt that human hair bundles with lace closure are very popular hair types and used widely by more and more black girls. In order to give customers more options, we decide to launch this kind of FB30 hair weaves with lace closure. We sincerely hope that these UNice hair bundles with lace closure can give consumers a natural look and make them feel value for money.” The CEO of UNice Hair, Yunlong Hua meant.

First of all, the brown balayage hair bundles with lace closure are all made of 100% virgin human hair and excellent for melting with natural hair. When properly installed, people can’t tell the difference between hair bundles and natural hair and even think of them literally grow from the scalp. Besides, with these hair bundles and lace closure, customers can add extra texture and length to their hair for an ideal appearance. Of course, they can also be dyed, permed, bleached, highlighted, straightened, or styled like natural hair according to the need of consumers. And they are available for 8-30 inches and easy to wear, customers can change the hairstyle whenever and wherever they want. More importantly, customers can sew these hair bundles with lace closure into a lace wig as well, which is more affordable than directly purchasing a lace front wig.

In order to reduce the economic pressure of customers, UNice Hair also has many UNice coupon codes to help consumers save more money and spend less. And UNice Hair offers some Buy Now Pay Later Services, like Paypal, ZIP Quadpay, Sezzle, Afterpay, and Klarna. This allows customers to freely purchase what they need or want without too much budget. Just need to spilt the cost of their purchase into 4 or 3 interest-free payments and pay every 2 weeks.

About UNice Hair

UNice Hair, a professional supplier in the human hair field, always holds the view the customer is the heart of their brand and wins more and more support from customers and fans. And UNice Hair also will continue to work tirelessly to engage in rigorous research and product development in order to provide a wide variety of products with customers in the future.

Media contact:
press@unice.com

UNice Mid-Year Shopping Festival 2021 Is Here: Up to 50% off

Xuchang, Henan, China, 2021-JUNE-09 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — The UNice 2021 Mid-Year Shopping Festival is here! In the 2021 UNice Mid-Year sale, the company UNice hair is providing a huge discount, from June 6.10 to 6.18, it lasts for 8 days only.

UNice is a brand company on hair products, which can make sure the hair quality, 15 days no reason return if customers don’t satisfy about the package. The customer service hotline can help you solve problems you meet no matter before-sale, on-sale, and after-sale.

About UNice Mid Year sale

Here are the discount details:

  • 60% off for some clearance hair products
  • Up to 15% Off for all lace front human hair wigs
  • Win $100 coupon and free hair or gifts
  • The promotion lasts from 6.10 to 6.18

In addition to Double Eleven, another large shopping festival in China (the largest mid-year shopping promotion) generating huge sales is 618 around 18 June.

At Unice mid-year deals, all Unice human hair and wigs can enjoy low prices with UNice’s hair coupon, they will release the newest code in June.

Every customer can get $100 coupons,$10 on orders $100+,$20 on orders $200+,$30 on orders $300+,$40 on orders $400+.

If customers are worried about the hair quality, you can check the UNice hair reviews which tell the truth about UNice hair.

To ease the pressure of payment and alleviate the financial burden on customers, UNice continues to expand its partnerships to open up the possibility of affordable human hair wigs to more people.

The latest partners are the global popular Klarna, PayPal, Quadpay, and Sezzle, which are all leading US-based installment payment platform, providing consumers with a simple, transparent, and financially responsible alternative to traditional credit, Customers can buy what they need today and pay later in 4 payments with these BNPL ways.No interest and no fees.

The spokesperson maintains that they are one of the leading suppliers of virgin real human hair lace front wigs. They have a variety of frontal wigs, hd lace wigs,u part wigs,honey blonde wigs,available in different textures, such as body wave, water wave, straight, natural wave, deep wave, Jerry curly, loose wave, kinky straight, loose wave, super deep and so on.

These hair wigs offer a natural look and come with different hair lengths, ranging from 8 inches to 26 inches. The wigs are available at reasonable prices.

Moreover, the discounts offered under the Prime Day promotion reduces the prices of lace front wigs even further. According to the spokesperson, they offer high-quality wigs and hair accessories only, and this is now an opportunity for customers to grab their favorite hairstyle at never-before prices. The web store expects to sell a large number of items under their ongoing Mid Year Promotions.

If women who want to have a new look, don’t miss this Mid-Year Shopping Festival sale, all the new lace front wigs can enjoy 15% off, affordable price.

Besides, customers can get more hairstyles for different occasions, including birthday hair, wedding hairstyles, workout, shopping, and others.

  • Cut money to get UNice free hair on UNice App.
  • Download UNice App to Get More Discount!
  • Become PLUS VIP, Get an Extra 5% off!
  • Unice Clearance Sales: Up to 50% off!!!

At UNice hair store, a customer’s good hair day is their first priority. As one of the most trusted online-based distributors of premium hair extensions, they work tirelessly to consistently provide all of their customers throughout the U.S. with the best human hair products money can buy.

Just like the fashions they sell, UNicer Company is here to stay. They have more than 20 years of combined experience in the beauty industry, to learn just how to divide the bad from the best hair products. They have been around for long enough to establish a trusting relationship with companies and individuals. Their repeat customers know that they consistently provide the kind of high-quality hair they want to wear and that they will continue to provide their products and services for years to come.

Source: EPR Network

Accents Inserts Releases V2 – New Stronger Longer-lasting Insoles

Emeryville, CA, U.S.A, 2020-Oct-02 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Accents Inserts today announced the release of its new upgraded Version Two (V2) insoles. V2 improves upon the already existing line. This new and enhanced product brings you the same great core benefits from the first version; sweat-absorption, odor-elimination, patented adhesive technology and custom-shaped design. The newest addition is an added benefit of a stronger, more durable fabric that is still as ultra-thin as the original. The advantage of V2 updated fabric is that it can be worn for multiple days of activity.

“Evolving is the Goal,” Rachele Cazarez, CEO/Founder of Accents Inserts stated. “We always want to improve upon our products. I am continuously conducting research because I am striving to keep making Accents better. Since the product can now last longer it can increase the lifespan of shoes. We simplified our packaging, to make it more environmentally-friendly. We also make sure to source and manufacture all components of the supply chain within the United States; by doing so we lower our global footprint. We will continue to become a better company; improve as we focus on evolving.”

Accents V2 has increased its durability to impact the longevity of the product. This is great for active individuals. Now they do not need to worry about sweat buildup and slippage, foot odor buildup or dirty shoes. Plus, they do not have to slow down by having to cut them to size. They just insert them, then Accents can gather all the sizable unpleasantness that accumulates in their shoes while they are going about enjoying each day without having to worry about it.

Features and Benefits of Accents Inserts V2 include:

  • Sturdier fabric, this allows the inserts to last longer. Much research was put into testing to acquire the best quality fabric possible.
  • Colors for this new line are Midnight Black and Slate Gray.
  • Sustainability, to help with lowering its global footprint, Accents Inserts is sourcing and obtaining all of its materials in the USA . It is also utilizing manufacturers from the USA.

People will encounter the unpleasant part of an active life when they wear their shoes. Whether they have worn socks or not does not matter, they all have sweat, dirt and foot odor buildup in them. What they do not know is that they can now avoid this problem if they use a barrier between their feet/socks and the soles of their shoes. This is where Accents Inserts are found to be the answer to these problems by being that necessary barrier. These inserts gather up the sweat and offensive smell along with the dirt, which are then just lifted out and thrown away. Then next time they wear their shoes, inserting a new pair allows them a fresh start.

Accents Inserts V2 are available in colors Midnight Black and Slate Gray. The additional benefit is that the upgraded quality fabric enhances the life of shoes for everyone by helping prolong their use.

To learn more about Accents Inserts, click here: https://www.accentsinserts.com
They are available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Accents-Shoe-Inserts-Sweaty-Feet/dp/B08G5C2FDQ?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1

SOURCE: EPR Network

Virgin adds to VIRGINIC case new groundless litigation against 3 more small startups

MIAMI, Florida , U.S.A., 2020-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Group do not trade in… Virgins! Furthermore the word ‘virgin’ is itself a common word and an arbitrary one when used in connection to Virgin’s various business pursuits. For context purposes, here’s some more fun with trademarking Apple.

The word itself, Apple, is a common word and contrary to popular belief it is possible to trademark a common word. This is allowed because the word is arbitrary when used in connection to the manufacturer of iPhones and computers etc. Apple doesn’t sell apples, and neither does the Apple Rubber Co and many others who also own the trademark to the word ‘Apple.’ Multiple companies can own the trademark to the same common word, as long as the products they sell aren’t so similar that they cause confusion for consumers.

In spite of being a globally recognized brand, Virgin is currently pursuing a court case against a small online beauty company named VIRGINIC LLC, attempting to force them to close their store and demanding a hand over of their website domains and social media accounts to Virgin Group.

VIRGINIC LLC is a startup with a visionary desire to keep creating chemical-free, allergy-free, raw face cream formulas, for the direct benefit of an organic-minded female consumer. VIRGINIC brand name is to recall beyond-organic level of purity with no chemical additives and a holistic approach to ethical and all natural sourcing. Their production practices are mindful of protecting the planet through sustainable packaging materials and supporting local farming for ingredients sourcing. Yes, they are lovely people with an ethos that we can all support as it’s hard not to.

As for Virgin, they don’t sell cosmetics currently and neither do they have any intention to do so in future. From our common sense lesson in trademark law this should be an open and shut case, should it not? It seems crystal clear that two companies selling completely different products with names using a common word in an arbitrary manner, no virgins being sold, should both have the right to trademark that word.

Or in this case an invented word similar to that word, it would be like Apple vs Appleic. What’s more in the UK where this case started 2 years ago, a quick search reveals many companies trading under the word ‘Virgin’ offering various services. They’re able to do so for the reasons already stated above.

So why would Virgin target a small startup that doesn’t even use the name “virgin” and doesn’t trade in phones, planes and spaceships but natural face creams? It appears to be nothing more than pure speculative spitefulness by certain lawyers needing to justify their retainer and earn exorbitant fees from their client.

One can almost imagine those lawyers idly examining new trademark applications looking for marks that look somewhat similar to their client’s, no matter how tenuous the connection and salivating over the thought of the juicy fees to follow.

This sort of behavior is no better than the ‘ambulance chaser’ stereotype that looms large in the public’s imagination. In fact, under common law there was historically an offence referred to as ‘barratry’ referring to people who are “overly officious in instigating or encouraging prosecution of groundless litigation” or who bring “repeated or persistent acts of litigation” for the purposes of profit or harassment. Sadly for VIRGINIC, this is no longer an offense in England and Wales. Now the turn is for the US court system to judge on the merits vs manipulative discourse of Virgin’s lawyers justifying their retainers.

Some of the investigative journalists following VIRGINIC case point out that the actual litigation is indeed pointless and harassing in nature. Furthermore it is destructive and punitive. VIRGINIC was already denied the appeal in UK, Virgin got paid £35,000 but since that wasn’t enough, Virgin’s lawyers proceeded to open more lawsuits against VIRGINIC in more countries, including countries where VIRGINIC doesn’t trade.

VIRGINIC refused to commit business suicide and close the shop, just because Virgin said so. Virgin’s lawyers responded by opening personal lawsuits against key employees and managers of VIRGINIC in both US and UK, using an alter ego theory as a legal crutch. In David vs Goliath cases, a big corporation can starve a small company financially to death, break their spirit by forcing them to give up simply because a small company is no longer able to afford piling up legal fees (in this case internationally) – a common tactic of a common bully.

Virgin opened personal lawsuits against shocked and distressed key employees and managers of VIRGINIC calling them in Wyoming court an “alter ego” of VIRGINIC company itself. When VIRGINIC and its management heroically kept refusing to be destroyed, more personal lawsuits were opened in the court of England.

VIRGINIC stated on their website that they felt it was morally wrong to close the business and stop making natural cosmetics for people with allergies that asks for them every day, just because a multi-billion dollar attacker has such a wish. In response to that, Virgin’s lawyers just recently added to the ongoing lawsuit 3 unrelated to VIRGINIC start up companies (in both court of both Wyoming, US and London, England) – companies where VIRGINIC employees used to work based on same “alter ego” legal crutch theory, causing even greater surprise to all spectators and a real financial damage to other small entities that stated no connection to VIRGINIC.

VIRGINIC announced on their social media that directly due to high legal fees causing hardship to its business half of their employees had to be laid off. At the expense of a great personal toll to those individuals and at a great loss of human capital in general, Virgin is further magnifying the damage caused.

If any business case is the personification of vicious, pointless litigation that only serves to enrich overpaid lawyers then this is it. Let us hope that a fairytale ending lies in store for the good folks at VIRGINIC and their spirit of not giving up on their dream, with a deserved comeuppance for the villain of the piece.

SOURCE: EPR Network

Strut through life in comfort with Accents Inserts

Emeryville, CA, U.S.A., 2020-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accents Inserts have been found to remove sweat bacteria from shoes. This buildup creates odor that is then spread onto shoes and feet. These insoles extract this accumulation from the soles of shoes preventing continued growth of bacteria. It is unhygienic when people continue reusing their shoes barefoot. Removing the sweat that holds the bacteria causing the smell is beneficial to ending this issue. Accents Inserts are patented replaceable shoe liners acting as a barrier designed to help people overcome their concern with having bacteria buildup and odor in their shoes.

Rachele Cazarez, Founder and CEO, expresses that, “This product will answer several issues we all face while going about our daily routines.” She points out that, “We all deal with the problems of sweat, bacteria and odor buildup in our shoes. Sweat also causes our feet to slide around in shoes and even squeak when we walk.” She goes on to state that, “These all cause discomfort and embarrassment.” She wants it noted that her invention has been designed with care and assembled with quality materials to combat growth of sweat, bacteria and odor in shoes.

The facts show that there are 250,000 sweat glands in the average pair of feet. These cause feet to excrete a half-pint of sweat per day. This then leads to bacteria and odor that increase in a shoe and multiply with each use. Having a barrier like Accents Inserts absorb these, which are then disposed of and replaced with a fresh pair, has been found to be a welcome answer to stopping this accumulation. Continued replacement of the shoe liners makes it feel like a clean new pair of shoes each time they are worn. Accents Inserts are leading people to look at a better answer to an age-old problem that affects everybody.

To learn more about Accents Inserts, click here: https://www.accentsinserts.com
They are available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/accentsinserts

SOURCE: EPR Network

Virgin Demands Small Cosmetic Company VIRGINIC Closes and Opens Lawsuits Against its Main Employees

New York, NY, 2020-Apr-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of the greatest challenges currently facing the business world is the relentless pursuit of ownership of brand names, logos, typefaces, slogans and even colors! The judiciary are constantly inundated with cases regarding the alleged illegal or improper use of any, or any combination, of these.

But how much of this is a waste of the court’s time? How often is a case being brought simply because an in-house legal beagle needs to justify their salary? How many cases are brought that should simply, in any real world of common sense, never make it out of the split second of foolishness of that very thought’s creator?

Now, the idea that somebody really believed it necessary to protect their idea/investment/invention by receiving confirmation that it was indeed theirs, does, of course, make some sense. Invent the perfect diet in the form of a single daily dose tablet and you should be able to protect that invention and make as much money as the marketplace deems it to be worth until somebody comes up with a way of simply breathing in the perfect diet, and your invention becomes worthless.

And there is, in and of itself, the answer to many of our questions, whether or not we really knew that we had them. Money. Without this fiendish instrument of perceived wealth, where would we be? Would anybody, anywhere ever need to know who invented something of great use to the general populous? Would anybody give you the pats on the back and the “attaboys” that your genius deserved? Well, maybe, and, more likely the case, maybe not.

But would you care? I mean, let’s be honest, if you honestly did all this just for the kudos, you wouldn’t have needed the patent application form in the first place, right? You did it for the money, as is your absolute right to do, and you are simply protecting your investment and the value that your invention has.

Trademarks are, however, a whole different ball game. Take the example of Odysseas Papadimitriou’s company trademark application for his WalletHub brand, a brand that offered a website able to compare various offers such as insurance, loans, mortgages etc. The trademark application for his logo, a white “W” set in a green square, was disputed by, of all things, Major League Baseball! The claim was that the MLB had not one but TWO similar logos that would be infringed upon were the application allowed. One of these is a logo that has not been used in baseball since 1960, the year that the Washington Nationals became the Minnesota Twins whilst the other is a flag that the Chicago Cubs fly in their stadium if they win!

How are either of these “uses” threatened in any way, financial or otherwise, by a website that offers financial documentation organization services? Are WalletHub suddenly getting calls from angry customers, unable to get seats for the game? Are the MLB getting calls asking for financial advice?

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the key to this whole mess…IS THE CONSUMER CONFUSED ABOUT WHO OR WHAT THEY ARE ENGAGING WITH FOR GOODS OR SERVICES? That is the acid test. That is the reason the law uses to justify its very existence. That is the fly in the inhouse legal beagle’s ointment…Can they PROVE that this brand confusion would exist?

A perfect example of this is the case of Virgin Group PLC v VIRGINIC LLC (you already see where this is going, right?!). VIRGINIC is a young start-up specializing in all-natural, organic beauty products. Not trains. Not planes. Not telephones.

In fact, not any product that is even similar to anything that the Virgin group does or even has ever produced. Clearly there can be no confusion here. But what’s that, I hear you cry? The name is similar? Surely name similarity is not enough. For example, Ford once manufactured a car called the Capri. Now we have the Capri Sun brand all over the world. Is there an issue? Are people buying juice boxes worried that they are made in a car factory? Of course they are not. That would be silly, wouldn’t it?!

VIRGINIC was dismissed by a judge in the UK at the THIRD time of asking, having already beaten Virgin’s trademark infringement case on two previous occasions.The virtue of the freedom of speech that we protect so rigorously, is not an objective virtue any more in the common legal sense, apparently.

For as long as there exists a particular judge able to be swayed by vague and ridiculous arguments, such as those employed by the Virgin lawyers, on a particular day, in a particular place, we will carry on down this absurd legal rabbithole, wasting both the time and money of the taxpayer and of both businesses in question, meanwhile doing nothing for the consumer other than limit their access to the products that they may actually wish to purchase.

And are those not the people that these very laws were enacted to protect in the first place?

Trademark case numbers (UK00003283156)

The ellenlondon Studio SS2019 collection previews at International Couture Runway DC Fashion Week on September 23

The ellenlondon Studio SS2019 collection previews at International Couture Runway DC Fashion Week on September 23

Washington, D. C., 2018-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the introduction of her printemps/été 2019, Ellen London strives through her wearable art collection to emerge from the daily complex incongruities we experience and to rise from the ground with beauty and grace as does a flower – “de la sol une fleur doit grandir”.

Her collection challenges the audience to emerge with hope and possibilities from the shadowy confines of our internal and external walls, and to work towards inclusion rather than exclusion. Focusing on connection, understanding and respect, Ellen London translates these ideas through fabric art – utilizing vintage and new – textiles and techniques – from a myriad of global cultures and countries. Hand painted cities on palettes of silk, and designer felted pieces interpreting color and light are highlights of the collection.

The ellenlondon Studio SS2019 collection previews at the finale International Couture Runway at DC Fashion Week runway on September 23 2018.

Contact-Details:
Ellen London
info@ellenlondonstudio.com
www.ellenlondonstudio.com

 

Walgreens partners with YouTube influencer Judy Travis to create a signature cosmetic bag line

Walgreens partners with YouTube influencer Judy Travis to create a signature cosmetic bag line

 

Influencer Creates Custom Cosmetic Bags with Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens is collaborating with beauty enthusiast and YouTube influencer Judy Travis to create a signature cosmetic bag line. Known for her popular YouTube channel, “ItsJudyTime,” Travis is extending her personal brand to a new line of six cosmetic bags available at Walgreens, retailing from $12.99 to $29.99.

“This is a project we’ve been working on for over a year now and I’m excited to see the collection available at Walgreens,” said Travis. “Some of the designs are inspired by my Filipino roots, incorporating the smooth bamboo and the national flower, the Sampaguita (aka white jasmine). The other designs are timeless with a hint of my favorite metal, gold! I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I enjoyed designing them!”

Travis tapped into her signature taste while designing the cosmetic bags, featuring spring colors such as navy and pink, and classic floral and marble patterns, among others.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Judy,” said Lauren Brindley, group vice president and general merchandise manager, Walgreens. “Between her loyal fan base and classic style, we are thrilled to carry these exclusive designs at Walgreens and this collaboration is just another example of how Walgreens continues to deliver new and exciting brands to give our beauty customers more reasons to shop our store.”

The six cosmetic bags will be available in select stores beginning at the end of February 2018 and can be purchased at www.walgreens.com.

Walgreens beauty offers products such as makeup, skincare, fragrances, hair care, professional hair tools, nail and more. The company also offers Beauty Enthusiast, a beauty club within its Balance® Rewards loyalty program, which provides cardholders who register for Beauty Enthusiast with additional rewards on beauty and personal care items, as well as other benefits. Signup is free, and Beauty Enthusiast members will receive 5,000 Balance Rewards points for every $50 spent on cosmetics, skincare, haircare, oral care, grooming, sun care, fragrance and bath product purchases*. Beauty Enthusiast members will have opportunities to receive free samples and will get exclusive promotions and coupons, as well as special beauty offers, new product information and expert tips throughout the year. For more about Walgreens beauty, please visit www.walgreens.com/beauty.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (walgreens.com), a provider of trusted care in communities since 1901, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,100 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

* Every qualifying purchase adds up to the $50 spend requirement. A qualifying beauty purchase includes products from the following categories: fragrances, cosmetics, skin care, hair care, oral care and grooming products. Excludes prescriptions, baby hair care, baby skin care and baby oral care products. The qualifying beauty spend total is calculated before taxes and after discounts, redemption dollars and store credit have been applied. Complete details at walgreens.com/beautyenthusiast.

Contact(s):

Walgreens
Emily Hartwig-Mekstan
847-315-3316
emily.hartwig@walgreens.com
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Source: Walgreens

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K Group: All Pirkka cosmetic products are free of microplastics since 1 January 2018

K Group: All Pirkka cosmetic products are free of microplastics since 1 January 2018

 

Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cosmetic products often use small microbeads that are able to pass through wastewater treatment facilities to water bodies. Microplastics are an environmental risk in waterways due to their longevity. In 2017, K Group fulfilled its commitment and eliminated microbeads from the Pirkka cosmetic products. This action was one of the actions taken by the K Group to reduce plastic waste.

“The serious harmful impacts of microplastics on the environment have been recently acknowledged. There is no current EU or domestic legislation on microplastics, but we at K Group wanted to take initiative on the matter on our own. According to the Finnish Environment Institute, approximately ten per cent of the plastics floating in the world’s oceans are microplastics, so all actions taken to reduce the amount of microplastics are important,” says K Group Product Quality Manager Timo Kivi.

In 2017, K Group fulfilled its commitment and eliminated microbeads from all of the cosmetic products in its own brands. Microbeads will also be removed in 2018 from all of the detergents in K Group’s own brands.

Microbeads have been used, for example, as abrasive and cleansing ingredients in cosmetics and detergents. Small, plastic particles less than 5 mm in size, however, are able to easily pass through wastewater treatment facilities into waterways where they are an environmental risk due to their longevity. When the plastic ends up in the water, it also causes serious harm to animals and can easily enter the human food chain.

“Microplastic-free products must also conform to our strict quality requirements. Microbeads may greatly affect the appearance and features of the product, so eliminating them meant re-evaluating the entire composition of the product. For example, eliminating microplastics from detergents affects the colour and transparency of the products,” says Timo Kivi.

K Group is actively developing new types of operational models in order to reduce plastic waste.

Plastics cause problems when they end up in water bodies and elsewhere in the environment. Together with manufacturing and its business partners, K Group is actively developing completely new types of operational models to reduce plastic waste. Tangible goals and actions have been listed in K Group’s plastics policy. K Group’s goal is that by 2025, 100% of plastic waste is recovered across all divisions.

“It is our responsibility to ensure that the customer can shop with confidence in K-stores. As the world’s most sustainable trading sector company, K Group wants to actively promote the circular economy and develop completely new types of operational models that prevent plastics from ending up in water bodies and elsewhere in the environment,” says Matti Kalervo, K Group Vice President of Corporate Responsibility.

K Group’s actions to reduce plastic waste:

  • The Green Deal agreement aims to reduce the number of plastic bags.
    K Group participates in the Green Deal agreement made by the Finnish Commerce Federation and the Ministry of the Environment, which aims to reduce the use of plastic bags through voluntary actions. K Group is committed to the EU’s target of reducing the number of plastic bags used annually per person to 40 by 2025.
  • Microplastic-free cosmetics in K Group’s own brands.
    Since 1 January 2018, the cosmetic products in K Group’s own brands are free of environmentally harmful microplastics. All K Group own-brand detergents will also be made microplastic-free in 2018. K Group’s product ranges also do not include OXO-degradable plastic bags or small bags, because they turn into micro-particles as they degrade.
  • The Pirkka ESSI circular bag encourages plastics recycling.
    The Pirkka ESSI circular bag introduced in 2017 is the first Finnish circular economy shopping bag. The bags are made of over 90 % recycled materials, around half of which is plastic packaging waste collected separately from households.
  • EcoFishBox significantly reduces plastic waste produced by the grocery trade.
    The K-food stores have successfully piloted the wood fibre-based EcoFishBoxes made by Stora Enso. Over 100 million styrofoam packages are used to package fish in the Nordic countries every year. Replacing the styrofoam packaging materials with corrugated cardboard reduces carbon dioxide emissions by a minimum of 30% throughout the value chain.
  • K Group’s gift cards were made PVC-free.
    K Group is continuously seeking new replacement material solutions for PVC plastics, which contain chlorine, stabilisers and phthalates that are considered to have significant environmental and health impacts. Since 2017, K Group’s gift cards have been made of PVC-free materials. The manufacturing materials for Plussa cards will also be made PVC-free in 2018.
  • Onninen reduces the number of plastic bags.
    Loyal customers have been distributed shopping baskets at Finland’s Onninen Express stores. The customers are able to take the baskets with them to jobsites and use them during their next visit to the store. In addition, excess cardboard boxes are available to customers and large reusable bags are offered for sale.

All of the Pirkka cosmetic products are free of microplastics since 1 January 2018. Microbeads were eliminated from the following Pirkka products in 2017:

  • Pirkka lip balm natural 4.5g 2-pack
  • Pirkka lip balm cranberry 4.5g
  • Pirkka Perheshampoo 500ml fruit
  • Pirkka Perheshampoo 500ml berry
  • Pirkka Perheshampoo 500ml citrus

K Group’s stores may still have small quantities of products available for sale for a limited time that were ordered prior to the microplastics being removed. Stores also still have a few cosmetic products available for sale that have particles with product names referring to plastics. As a part of the evaluation, it was ensured that the particles in these products are not microplastics.

Media desk:

viestinta@kesko.fi
tel.+358 10 53 50200 (Mon-Fri 8-16)

Source: Kesko Group

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The largest showroom for whirlpool baths in Spain opens in Teulada Poligono

TEULADA, Spain, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a wide range of different models from renowned manufacturers, Whirlpools World Spain gives visitors a comprehensive overview. Conveniently situated at the N 332 (exit Teulada), their new showroom in Teulada Poligono will celebrate its grand reopening on Saturday, 10th February. With a total exhibition area of approximately 3000 square meters, it is the largest showroom for whirlpool baths in the whole country and almost twice as big as the former location of Whirlpools World Spain just a few kilometers away in Moraira.

„Moving from the coastal road to the national road we can offer our customers an even bigger selection and demonstrate, what the different whirlpool bath models can do for them. This includes the possibility to thoroughly test and try out the whirlpool bath of your dreams“, the wellness experts from Whirlpool World Spain point out. As everybody has a different idea of what wellbeing actually is about, the customers‘ demands are as diverse as the different whirlpool bath models. Besides the classic hydrojet massage, for example, additional features like illuminated water fountains, light- or aromatherapy can have positive effects on body and mind.

To ensure that the new whirlpool bath owners can concentrate on pampering themselves and have nothing else to worry about, the experts from Whirlpools World Spain also take care of installation, shipment, connection and maintenance. Customer care includes servicing devices and components from third-party manufacturers as well.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

A.S. Watson Group hosts the first ever retail-themed Big Data Hackathon in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, hosted the first ever retail-themed Big Data Hackathon in Hong Kong. The 36-hour non-stop Hackathon attracted over 110 professionals in technology and data science to solve real-life business problems in retail and recommend how to enhance customer experience.

Malina Ngai, ASW Group Chief Operating Officer said, “For retailers, big data is a game-changer. A.S. Watson Group is adopting a data-first strategy towards understanding customer shopping behaviour, mapping them to our selection of products, shop floor space planning, marketing strategy and selection of store locations. We organised this Hackathon to enable the local startup communities, data scientist and programmers to bring their creative ideas to life, and provide solutions to enable retailers to become smarter and faster.”

Let Entrepreneurial Spirits Soar
During the two-day Hackathon, the 110 participants were grouped into 16 teams. The challenge they were given was how to detect certain imminent health incidences, develop algorithm for prediction, assortment planning, pricing and personalisation of offers to customers. The winners were decided based on three judging criteria, including innovation of the technical solution, business impact and quality of the pitch.

Through the Hackathon, these talented young people were able to demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit and awareness of an ever-changing market, whilst unleashing their creativity and imagination. What’s more is that, as ASW is the only retailer in Hong Kong to provide gigabytes of business data for use in a Hackathon, participants gained exposure to real-world business scenarios and had an opportunity to play a significant role in finding fresh approaches to tackling them.

Unearthing Tech Talents for Hong Kong
Retail is one of the key contributors to economic growth in Hong Kong. The challenge for retailers is to find innovative, efficient and effective ways to draw insights from the ever-increasing amount of structured and unstructured information available about shoppers’ behaviours. However, in Hong Kong, the academic subject of data science and big data technology is relatively new and awareness is still low. It is important that this profession be urgently promoted in order to advance Hong Kong retail to the next level.

Ngai commented, “Data Science is one of the fastest-growing jobs today around the world. I hope the ASW Hackathon provided a unique opportunity for Hong Kong talents not only to gain a better understanding in retail, but also to arouse interests in the application of big data in retail. We encourage more companies to organise similar activities to promote the advancement of big data and data science in Hong Kong.

“Data and analytics will never replace the experience and judgment in running a retail business, but it can definitely provide us the tools to perform better. Big data will play a major role in shaping the future of retail industry.

“Congratulations to all the winning teams! They have demonstrated excellent stamina, teamwork, and innovative problem-solving technology.”

Judges of the ASW Hackathon include:

1. Malina Ngai, Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group
2. Dominic Wong, Managing Director of PARKnSHOP Hong Kong
3. Tony Verb, Managing Partner of GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors
4. Donald Tang, Private Investor, Former CEO of D.E. Shaw & Co. (Asia Pacific)
5. Cally Chan, General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong & Macau
6. Jack Lau, Chairman, Swanland. AI & Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST

Winners of the Hackathon:

Champion – Dr. Watson
Winning Team Members: Jeffrey Leung, Amy Lau, Eugene Choi, Justin Yek and Jaclyn Tsui
Project Description:
The champion of the A.S. Watson Hackathon Dr. Watson is a concept that uses machine learning algorithm and integrates weather, search keyword, product information and translate to better customer experience. The health & beauty module can be used on the Watsons mobile app to recommend health tips and contents utilising collaborative filtering logic to provide personalized information and product recommendations. The AI engine correlates product sales against season and temperature, and seasonal products are recommended to customers based on individual’s profile.

Winning team representative Jeffrey Leung who currently works with A.S. Watson eLab is excited to have won, “Big data enables retailers to predict and personalize customer needs accurately, this is especially useful when it comes to improving health and wellbeing of customers.”

1st Runner-up – Trendmate
Winning Team Members: Larry Wong, Will Chiu, Winnie Yueng, Chris Kam, Annie Chan and Mandy So

Project Description:

“Trendmate” is an innovative module enhancement to the current Watsons mobile app to enhance the in-store experience of customers by providing personalized and targeted product recommendation, as well as in-app contents related to both the interests of the customers and the latest hot topics in the market, right at the moment when they enter the store.

Trendmate potentially increases the average transaction frequency of loyal customers and also attracts more customers to sign up the membership programme.

Larry Wong, who is a student majoring in data science in local tertiary institution, said “Thanks A.S. Watson who hosted this first retail-themed hackathon in the city! It gives us a valuable chance to get to know more about the science behind retail business, it is far more complicated than we expected!”

2nd Runner-up – 10 Fold Cross Validator
Winning Team Members: Hamilton Le, Aaron Chan, Tom Li, Xiangdong Gu, Leo Xie and Duncan Mak

Project Description:
The team has come up with an app feature called “Scan as You Go” which enables customers to scan items in-store and get comprehensive product information as well as personalised offers and discounts immediately. This app feature can help Watsons understand customer behaviour and find out the optimal discount it can offer.

“We just knew each other yesterday but we’ve worked closely for more than 36 hours. ASW Hackathon gave us an opportunity for like-minded professionals to get together and work out an innovative yet feasible solution in such a short period of time. Teamwork is one of the keys to our success,” said Xiangdong Gu who is a data scientist in an insurance company.

Aaron Chan, a data analyst, was very excited about winning the award, “ASW is one of the very few companies in Hong Kong which is so data-focused and willing to support tech innovation in Hong Kong with so many resources. The Hackathon encouraged us to think out of the box and breathe new life into retail industry.”

Source: A.S. Watson Group (ASW)

CVS Pharmacy’s announces new beauty imagery initiative to lead positive change around transparency in beauty

CVS Pharmacy’s announces new beauty imagery initiative to lead positive change around transparency in beauty

 

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today (January 15, 2018) announced a commitment to create new standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery it creates for stores, websites, social media and any marketing materials. As part of this initiative, transparency for beauty imagery that has been materially altered will be required by the end of 2020.

The company also announced that it will introduce the “CVS Beauty Mark,” a watermark that will be used to highlight imagery that has not been materially altered. For this initiative, materially altered is defined as changing or enhancing a person’s shape, size, proportion, skin or eye color, wrinkles or any other individual characteristics. CVS Pharmacy will be working together with key brand partners and industry experts to develop specific guidelines in an effort to ensure consistency and transparency.

“As a woman, mother and president of a retail business whose customers predominantly are women, I realize we have a responsibility to think about the messages we send to the customers we reach each day,” said Helena Foulkes, President of CVS Pharmacy and Executive Vice President, CVS Health. “The connection between the propagation of unrealistic body images and negative health effects, especially in girls and young women, has been established. As a purpose-led company, we strive to do our best to assure all of the messages we are sending to our customers reflect our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

This new initiative is being introduced in an effort to lead positive change around transparency in beauty as well as to allow customers to differentiate between authentic and materially altered imagery. The CVS Beauty Mark will start to appear on CVS Pharmacy-produced beauty imagery in 2018 with the goal of all images in the beauty sections of CVS Pharmacy stores reflecting transparency by the end of 2020.

“We’ve reached out to many of our beauty brand partners, many of whom are already thinking about this important issue, to work together to ensure that the beauty aisle is a place that represents and celebrates the authenticity and diversity of the communities we serve,” Foulkes added. “We’ve been inspired by their willingness to partner with us to redefine industry standards around this important issue for the well-being of all of our customers.”

“Girls Inc. applauds CVS Pharmacy’s leadership commitment to showcase and celebrate beauty in all of its forms. As the national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, Girls Inc. is honored to be a partner in CVS Pharmacy’s movement to counter limiting stereotypes too often faced by girls and women. Allowing diversity and natural beauty to shine will have an immensely positive impact on girls and women everywhere.” said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President & CEO.

CVS Health has previously made significant changes in its retail stores with the health of its customers in mind, such as ending the sale of tobacco products, delivering healthier food options throughout CVS Pharmacy stores and committing to remove certain chemicals of concern from all store brand beauty and personal care items by 2019.

To learn more about CVS Pharmacy’s new beauty imagery initiative, visit www.cvshealth.com/BeautyMark.

About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,700 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact:

Erin Pensa
CVS Pharmacy
401.770.4786
erin.pensa@cvshealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Pharmacy

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Avon expands into the health and wellness category with the introduction of nutritional supplement line, Espira

Nutritional supplements custom designed with ingredients to restore and boost natural energy

NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”), the leading social selling company in North America for over 130 years, expands into the health and wellness category with the introduction of Espira by Avon—a nutritional supplement line uniquely designed with naturally-sourced ingredients to restore and boost natural energy for women and men.

“We are rapidly transforming Avon to become the leading social selling company in North America, and broadening our portfolio into the health and wellness category will be a key driver of our success.  The Espira launch is a natural evolution for us – Avon has been taking care of women and their families for over a century,” says Scott White, Avon Chief Executive Officer.  “We are very proud to enter this critical category with a highly innovative, high performing line of products that is unlike any other on the market today.  Our Representatives are excited for the opportunity to build their businesses and reach new customers with Espira.”

Created by leading nutrition-industry experts and made from the highest quality ingredients from whole foods and superfoods, Espira products use non-GMO ingredients that are free from artificial flavors and colors, and preservatives. Packed with essential energy-building nutrients, they contain clinically studied ingredients to achieve noticeable results.

“The name Espira was derived from the words aspire and inspire – born out of a desire to help people feel and look their best,” says Betty Palm, President of Social Selling for Avon.  “The inspiration for Espira came directly from our Representatives as they lead busy lives as moms, nurturers, care givers, volunteers, community members – and CEOs of their households and of their Avon businesses.  Our goal was to develop products that would support them and their customers in living healthier, more productive lives.”

Through extensive research, Avon has identified and addressed specific areas of concern in consumers’ lives. The Espira collection includes 11 products categorized into three principles of wellness: Restore, Boost and Glow. Some products will provide quick results, with visible change within the first bottle (30 days).  Other products are for every day and focused on vitality, natural energy and better basics to give a strong nutritional foundation.

  • Restore products have ingredients that help create a healthy balance by reducing occasional stress, and enhancing restful sleep.† Key ingredients include Sensoril®, L-theanine, vitamin B, magnesium, fish oil, and antioxidants from 50+ fruits, and vegetables. These ingredients’ benefits include:
    • Calm – Provides natural, non-drowsy stress relief†
    • Restful Sleep – Relaxes both your body and mind so you can sleep better†
    • Daily Essentials – A complete daily nutritional support pack for a solid nutritional foundation sourced from whole foods for Women, Women 40+, and Men
    • Multivitamins – 100% of the daily value of 19+ essential vitamins and minerals for Women, Women 40+, and Men
  • Boost products contain ingredients to help revitalize the body by maintaining a healthy metabolism, clearing out one’s system and controlling hunger.† Key ingredients include protein, probiotic, fiber, green tea, cacao, and whole coffee fruit, and have the following benefits which include:
    • The Metabolism Boost System (designed to work together but can be used separately)
      • Plant Power Protein – Non-GMO, gluten-free and soy-free, natural plant protein without the high calories or sugar, and artificial ingredients of most protein powders
      • Ideal Cleanse – A 3-day, gentle cleanse to help you feel lighter and reduce occasional bloating†
      • Hunger Block – A natural hunger control formula with glucomannan to help reduce food cravings†
      • Metabolism Boost – Helps stimulate your metabolism to help burn more calories*†
    • Natural Energy – A powerful combination of naturally-sourced ingredients for increased focus and energy†
  • Glow products help hair, skin and nails look their best by protecting you from daily damage and restoring cells while you sleep.† Key ingredients include antioxidants, biotin, vitamin C, and collagen peptides, and their benefits include:
    • Beauty Inside & Out System (designed to work together but can be used separately)
    • AM Protect – Helps protect skin and build healthier hair and nails†
    • PM Restore – A powdered mix that helps support skin and nail quality in just 30 days†

“The Espira line is an easy solution for men and women searching for better sleep, boosted energy, and overall better nutritional support,†” says Ashley Koff, registered dietitian and consulting nutritionist for Avon.  “Espira supplements are a naturally sourced option made with the highest quality ingredients to help promote a healthy lifestyle.”

Approximately 70 percent of adult Americans currently use at least one supplement product to help support their overall health.1 Whether consumers are looking to kick-start their nutritional foundation or hoping to address a specific issue, they can feel and see many of the benefits of Espira by Avon within 30 days— just in time for the New Year resolutions.

Espira by Avon products are available for $12 – $35 each exclusively through Avon Representatives or online at www.avon.com.  To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.

About New Avon LLC
New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout 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.by Avon, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130-year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Avon philanthropy has contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*With reduced dietary intake and exercise.

Media Contacts:
For Corporate Communications:

Liz Micci
Glover Park Group
+1 (646) 495-2700
emicci@gpg.com

For Beauty & Representative PR:

Lisa DaCosta-Nunez
Public Relations
+1 (212) 282-6078
lisa.dacosta-nunez@avon.com

Source: AVON

Whole Foods Market offers a variety of last minute gifting options for the holidays

Whole Foods Market offers a variety of last minute gifting options for the holidays

 

Seasonal offerings range from tech toys to gifts that give back to Whole Foods Market’s exclusive recycled Paper Source gift wrap line

AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the giving season, Whole Foods Market is offering customers a variety of last minute gifting options for family and friends. Ranging from Amazon devices, to beauty and body care sets that benefit charitable foundations, to an exclusive collection of sustainable holiday gift wrap from Paper Source, all can be picked up during your weekly grocery shopping trip. As an added convenience, shoppers can also pick up and return eligible Amazon purchases and holiday gifts from Amazon Lockers, now available at nearly 400 Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

Shop for tech tools and devices while grabbing groceries

Since early November, customers can now shop for Amazon devices such as the all-new Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, the Echo Dot – the best-selling item on Cyber Monday– and more at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores.

Stylish and sustainable gift wrap

Paper Source, a paper goods retailer offering artisanal paper from around the world, designed a distinctive holiday gift wrap collection for Whole Foods Market, including 13 wrapping paper designs, four gift tags, six gift card holders, 12 gift bags in three sizes, along with several beautiful ribbons, bows, twine and washi tape to give packages a finishing touch. All the printed gift wrap is made from 100 percent recycled materials with 30 percent post-consumer waste, produced with renewable energy sources and delivered under responsible mill practices.

Responsibly sourced kids’ toys

In partnership with PBS Kids, all net proceeds from purchases of sustainable wooden PlanToys ($5.99 – $29.99) and Aurora Plush Animals (starting at $9.99), made from 100% non-toxic materials, will support PBS KIDS’ mission to empower children to succeed in school and in life. Whole Foods Market will donate one percent of total sales to Whole Kids Foundation®, an organization dedicated to improving children’s wellness and nutrition.

Beauty must haves for the holidays

It’s part of Whole Foods Market’s core values to support local and global communities. Every holiday season, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ seeks out gifts and products that do just that, such as:

  • Alaffia Good Soap Coconut Trio ($6). Luxurious and affordable, one percent of total annual sales are donated to the Whole Planet Foundation, which works to alleviate poverty through microcredit in communities around the world.
  • Weleda Mighty Essentials bags ($5) are a $25 value worth of Weleda’s cult favorites in handy travel sizes perfect for holiday visits, with all proceeds going toward the Whole Kids & Whole Planet Foundations.
  • Made with Organic Fair Trade cane sugar, purchases of Pacha shower froth bombs ($1.29 per oz.) and shower whip ($14.99) help fuel livelihoods worldwide through clean water initiatives and sustainable soap shops.

Leverage Lockers for Amazon.com pick-ups and returns

Amazon Lockers are a secure and convenient way for customers to receive their Amazon packages. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Amazon Lockers can save customers an additional stop while running errands and ensuring efficient shopping during the busiest time of year.

Whole Foods Market has a variety of gift giving options, conveniently located in stores across the U.S. Whether it’s for the kids, a friend or a little something for yourself, Whole Foods Market is your one stop shop for gifting this holiday season.

Contact:

SOmedia@wholefoods.com

Source: Whole Foods Market

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A.S. Watson Group hosts Project LOL Elderly Visit 2017

A.S. Watson Group hosts Project LOL Elderly Visit 2017

 

Hong Kong, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group organised the Elderly Visit, a highlighting volunteer activity under Project LOL philanthropy programme, with the support of 950 volunteers from the Group’s business units and 29 business partners to visit more than 1,800 singleton elderly in Hong Kong on 3 December 2017.

Mr Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of A.S. Watson said, “We are happy to serve 1,800 elderlies in the community with our suppliers and colleagues today. Project LOL has been extended to the Group’s 24 markets around the world, which the charity and volunteering activities have served over 2.6 million beneficiaries and accumulated more than 330,000 volunteer service hours.”

With the support of Hong Kong Christian Service and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service, the event was successfully held and enabled the volunteers to send their love and care to the elderly in need, and also bring Lots of Love and Lots of Laugh to the community.

Please visit Project LOL’s Facebook fanpage for event highlights!

Contact:

Watson House, 1-5 Wo Liu Hang Road, Fo Tan,Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
+852 2606 8833
+852 2690 2836
grouppr@aswatson.com

Source: A.S. Watson Group

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Sephora moves into its new headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine

Sephora moves into its new headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine

 

Paris, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — With exceptional growth and a presence in 34 countries around the world, Sephora is embarking on an exciting new phase in its development with the inauguration of a new headquarters building in Neuilly-sur-Seine, on the western edge of Paris. This new international hub will support all Sephora activities, with an emphasis on training for team members.  Discover a stunning site that embodies the creativity and dynamism synonymous with the Maison.

Sephora has left its legacy headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt and moved to Neuilly-sur-Seine. Located on rue d’Ybry, the new 15,000-square-meter headquarters spans eight levels and will welcome 700 employees.

The move gives Sephora an opportunity to reaffirm its distinctive corporate culture with an emphasis on agility. Workspaces are designed to encourage the special creativity that defines Sephora. The Maison has also focused special attention on training and education to continually sharpen the service, fragrance and makeup skills of the brand’s teams. “Our new headquarters is an inspiring place for exchanges and sharing that’s true to the inclusive spirit of Sephora,” says Chris de Lapuente, CEO of Sephora and a member of the LVMH Executive Committee.

The building’s central atrium is emblematic of this commitment to collaborative creativity, along with open spaces that encourage colleagues to mingle and nurture cross-cutting approaches to their work. The new headquarters also functions as an innovation accelerator thanks to a 150-square-meter “store lab”, a replica of retail spaces to test new ways to surprise and delight customers before rollout in Sephora stores.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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LCP: shopping parade in Alvaston, Derbyshire now fully let with new tenant Lucy Nails moving in

London, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A well-manicured local shopping parade in Alvaston, Derbyshire, is fully let for the first time in its history – demonstrating that confidence in the retail market is increasingly buoyant.

The parade of eight shops on London Road, which is anchored by a Co-op supermarket, has signed up Lucy Nails, a local independent business, on a 10-year lease for a 660 sq ft retail unit.

The letting follows a run of new tenants moving to the parade in the past 18 months, including Card Factory, Wokaholic and Mrs B’s Café.

Steve Pell, retail asset manager for LCP, said the prominent location and vibrant community had helped to attract new tenants.

“It’s great news for the local community that this parade is now fully let because it demonstrates that there is a renewed appetite for entrepreneurs to take the plunge and open their own business,” he said.

“As a company we’ve focused on acquiring local convenience parades and investing in them and this approach is enriching local areas across the country because they are benefitting from better facilities on their doorsteps.”

Darran Severn, of FHP Property Consultants, which was appointed to market the parade on behalf of LCP, said: “We have seen a great turnaround in Alvaston. Going back 12 months there were three vacancies with the possibility of another on the horizon. The parade now comprises a good mixture of national and local businesses.”

Source: LCP

7‑Eleven now offers an affordable, fashion-forward line of makeup with the launch of Simply Me Beauty™

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — For women on the go, 7‑Eleven now offers cosmetic convenience with the launch of Simply Me Beauty™, an affordable, fashion-forward line of makeup. Available exclusively at 7‑Eleven stores, the Simply Me Beauty brand was created to appeal to millennial women.

The assortment of 40 items is designed to meet the needs of any female consumer. The well-rounded collection of cosmetics and cosmetic accessories for the face, eyes and lips includes offerings for day or night use, different complexion types and skin tones. All items are affordably priced between $3 and $5.

Appropriate for any age, the new Simply Me Beauty line of cosmetics was created for busy millennial-aged women looking for their makeup and accessory must-haves while taking care of business, family and themselves.

“The beauty industry has seen dramatic growth of cost-conscious cosmetics in the marketplace because millennial women are looking for a variety of colors at affordable prices,” said Lindsay Robertson, 7‑Eleven product development category manager. “They like to buy and try, and our goal when developing the Simply Me Beauty line was to create a line of makeup that had a quality look and feel without a high price barrier.”

Beauty products is a $46 billion industry that is expected to increase by 12 percent by 2020, and makeup makes up 17 percent of the cosmetic market, another number that is expected to continue to grow. Drug stores and supermarkets have 30 percent of the market, and 7‑Eleven plans to gain market share in a big way with this introduction.

Items in the special freestanding “Gorgeous on the Go” display include: eyeshadow palettes, blushers, highlighter, bronzer, BB foundation creams, hi-def concealers, volumizing mascara, eyebrow powder and wax, eyeliner, lip gloss and crayons, cream lipsticks, translucent powder compact, faux eyelashes, assorted makeup brushes, blender sponge, eye makeup remover, nail buffer and nail polish remover.

“Convenience isn’t always just about a quick stop for something to eat and drink,” said Jack Stout, 7‑Eleven senior vice president of merchandising. “7‑Eleven tries to offer our customers solutions for lots of different needs. We believe that for many, this top quality line of cosmetics and cosmetic accessories can become regular purchases in addition to fill-in stops.”

“Much of the time, makeup items like lip and eye colors are spur-of-the-moment, impulse buys,” said Joy Pico, 7‑Eleven category manager. “If the price is right, that makes it easier to justify. For a millennial working woman wanting to refresh her makeup while grabbing lunch at 7‑Eleven stores, Simply Me Beauty is a welcomed offering and is priced just right for her. ”

The 7‑Eleven private brands team benchmarks all new items against popular national brands to ensure equal or better quality along with features not found anywhere else. When customers try any of the items carrying one of the 7‑Eleven brands, they are surprised to find it at 7‑Eleven, and delighted at the item’s uniqueness, quality and value.

7‑Eleven is supporting the launch with a social media program during the holiday shopping season.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Contact:

7‑Eleven, Inc.
Corporate Communications
media@7-11.com

Source: 7‑Eleven, Inc.

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Kmart creates the “Ridiculous Cash Bash” game show that rewards contestants for their awesome talents

14 Contestants Will Win a Trip to Hollywood to Compete for Thousands in Prizes and FREECASH in Points on Program Hosted by Cooper Manning

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — As another out-of-the-box way to engage with members this holiday, Kmart has created the “Ridiculous Cash Bash,” a game show that rewards contestants for their ability to live life to its fullest and who aren’t afraid to show it. “Ridiculous Cash Bash” will feature celebrity host Cooper Manning of Fox Sports’ “The Manning Hour” and air on Wednesday, December 20, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Game Show Network (GSN).

Now through Sunday, November 26 on www.RidiculousCashBash.com, anyone 18 or over can submit a video demonstrating their ridiculously awesome talent. Based on creativity, originality and entertainment value of the submitted videos, 14 people will win a trip to Hollywood to compete on Kmart’s “Ridiculous Cash Bash” game show for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes and FREECASH in Shop Your Way points.

“Life is about to become even more ridiculously awesome for 14 lucky people chosen to battle it out on the ‘Ridiculous Cash Bash,’ one of the wildest game shows you’ve ever seen!” said Kelly Cook, Chief Marketing Officer for Kmart and Sears. “Kmart is all about living your best life, and ‘Ridiculous Cash Bash’ brings that philosophy to a new level by celebrating and rewarding Americans’ most incredible talents.”

The 14 game show contestants will be teamed up to work together in epic challenges to win prizes and FREECASH in Shop Your Way points. In the end, they’ll face off in an outrageous final challenge where they’ll race to the summit of Bluelight Mountain to win big! In addition to FREECASH in points, ridiculously awesome prizes include everything from home appliances and entertainment to tools, sporting goods and backyard essentials.

“I love the bedlam,” said Manning. “It’s not every day people have the chance to frolic with live piglets, wrestle a giant hot wing and get dunked in suds—all while winning amazing prizes.”

The “Ridiculous Cash Bash” is executive produced by Chuck Dalaklis (“Dude, What Would Happen”), David Hurwitz (“Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris”) and Jordan Yospe.

For more information, terms and conditions on the “Ridiculous Cash Bash” and to submit a video, visit www.RidiculousCashBash.com.

About Kmart
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information, visit the company’s website at kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: facebook.com/kmart | Twitter: twitter.com/kmart | Instagram: Instagram.com/kmart

Media Contact:
Larry Costello
Kmart PR
(847) 286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

SOURCE: Kmart

Xcel Brands extends Isaac Mizrahi brand to home, fashion and beauty categories

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) today (Nov. 02, 2017) announced the expansion of the Isaac Mizrahi brand with three launches across the home, fashion and beauty categories, extending the Mizrahi portfolio in both reach and diversification.

Debuting exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond® is a collection of stylish bedding from Isaac Mizrahi Home, developed in partnership with Royal Heritage Home, a leading textile company.  Now available online and at Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide, the collection features three chic bedding sets in colorful floral, black and white floral, and polka dot, complemented by a selection of decorative accent pillows for a curated Mizrahi interior.  To view the collection and watch a video featuring Isaac Mizrahi attempting to put his insomnia to bed.

The highly successful IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi apparel and accessories collection, epitomizing timeless cosmopolitan style, has now expanded to Dillard’s, in addition to its popular presence at Lord & Taylor in the U.S. and Hudson’s Bay in Canada.  The collection offers contemporary daywear and career wear for the confident woman who does it all, featuring wardrobe essentials in black and white, signature Isaac prints, and bright color: view IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi at Dillard’s.

October also marks the launch of Isaac Mizrahi L♥ves Revlon.  This collaboration puts the fun in functionality with the debut of a nine-piece limited edition beauty tools collection, including manicure essentials, eyelash curler, eyebrow tweezers and a chic compact. These fashionable tools feature Mizrahi’s signature stripes, polka dots, gingham, and a bold floral from his archive. The collaboration will continue with a second set of beauty tools in 2018.  Shop the collection at retailers nationwide.

CEO and Chairman of Xcel Brands, Inc. Robert D’Loren said, “Across all categories, Isaac Mizrahi’s loyal fans and followers are always looking for new ways to bring more of Isaac’s incredible style into their lives through high quality apparel and products.  We are pleased to be expanding our collections, as we continue to build upon the success of this powerhouse brand.”

Isaac Mizrahi added: “My desire to make the everyday more exciting through color and pattern is at the core of everything I design.  Whether in a closet, bedroom or medicine cabinet, great style adds pizazz — and why not take every opportunity to fill your life and home with things that make you happy?”

Xcel Brands, Inc. acquired the Isaac Mizrahi brand in 2011.  Product is available on interactive television at QVC and The Shopping Channel, and at leading retailers nationwide in categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, home goods, eyewear, textiles, travel accessories, crafts, tech accessories, textiles and infant wear.

Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) is a brand management and media company engaged in the design, production, licensing, marketing and direct-to-consumer sales of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home goods, and other consumer products, and the acquisition of dynamic consumer lifestyle brands. Xcel was founded by Robert W. D’Loren in 2011 with a vision to reimagine shopping, entertainment, and social as one. Xcel owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka, H Halston, C. Wonder, and Highline Collective brands, pioneering an omnichannel sales strategy which includes the promotion and sale of products under its brands through direct response television, internet, brick and mortar retail, and e-commerce channels. Headquartered in New York City, Xcel Brands is led by an executive team with significant production, merchandising, design, marketing, retailing, and licensing experience, and a proven track record of success in elevating branded consumer products companies. With a team of over 100 professionals focused on production and digital marketing, Xcel maintains control of product quality and promotion across all of its product categories and distribution channels. Xcel differentiates by design. www.xcelbrands.com

Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for 30 years.  Since his first collection in 1987, Mizrahi’s designs have come to stand for timeless, cosmopolitan, style.  He has been awarded four CFDA Fashion Awards, including a special award in 1996 for the groundbreaking documentary “Unzipped.” Mizrahi is Chief Designer for both the ISAACMIZRAHILIVE! and IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi labels, which are each divisions of Xcel Brands, Inc. In the Spring of 2016, Mizrahi launched IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi, available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s department stores.  Previously, in 2009, Mizrahi launched his exclusive lifestyle collection, ISAACMIZRAHILIVE! on QVC.  Television audiences have come to value Mizrahi’s media presence through his roles on Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars,” and other appearances on television where he offers his expertise on fashion and style.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Taylor
staylor@xcelbrands.com
347-727-2483

Source: Xcel Brands, Inc. /globenewswire

Walgreens Boots Alliance commences partnership with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (October 31, 2017) announced that it has commenced its previously announced partnership with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products.

Under the terms of the agreement, Fareva has acquired BCM, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s contract manufacturing business, which operates factories in the UK, France and Germany.

Notes to Editors:

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company’s heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care dates back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 385,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has more than 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and Botanics.

The company ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune magazine’s 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

* As of 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

** For 12 months ending 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

Contact(s):

Media Relations:
USA / Michael Polzin
+1 847 315 2935

International / Laura Vergani
+44 (0)207 980 8585

Investor Relations:
Gerald Gradwell and Ashish Kohli
+1 847 315 2922

Source: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Debenhams to trial instore fitness centres Sweat! in three stores from early 2018

Debenhams to trial instore fitness centres Sweat! in three stores from early 2018

 

LONDON, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading British retailer, Debenhams, has today (27/10/17) announced that it is launching a trial of instore fitness centres with gym specialists, Sweat! as part of the Debenhams Redesigned strategy to make stores a Destination for Social Shopping.

The partnership, set to launch in three stores from early 2018 will give customers more reasons to visit Debenhams stores more often and will attract a younger female base. Founded by entrepreneur, Frank Reed, Sweat! offers an aspirational gym environment at a slight price premium to budget gyms. Facilities in the brightly branded gym space include dedicated studios for spinning and aerobics, innovative fitness programmes such as The Matrix along with a full range of free weights and Technogym equipment.

Whilst offering customers a vibrant gym environment, Debenhams products will also be on offer to suit health and fitness lifestyles. The relationship sees Debenhams broaden its reach to the Sweat! customer base with cross-marketing opportunities planned such as enrolling each Sweat! member to the Debenhams Beauty Club.

Sergio Bucher, CEO of Debenhams said: “In Spring we detailed the Debenhams Redesigned strategy stating that we would look to work with strategic partners to deliver our plan.  We believe that by teaming with Sweat! we will optimise the space that is available in some of our stores whilst offering an attractive and credible leisure experience to customers.  The partnership is a step closer to establishing Debenhams as a Destination for leisure experiences and gives customers more reasons to visit us more often.”

Frank Reed, founder of Sweat! said: “Partnering with Debenhams provides Sweat! with access to attractive locations and the opportunity to engage with the retailers established loyal customer base. UK gym usage is forecast to reach the 20% penetration rates achieved by parts of Europe and the US by 2020 and by providing a differentiated product in a place that is convenient to customers we anticipate that we will capitalise on growth for leisure experiences.”

Sweat! currently attracts 600-800 visits to each of its five gyms each day with a 55% female customer base visiting gyms 2-3 times per week. The gyms are inclusive and welcoming environments manned by motivated and energetic teams.  Sweat! is the newest offering from Reed who previously founded LivingWell, Virgin Active and Virgin Pulse.

Notes to Editors

¹2017 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report – http://www.leisuredb.com/blog/2017/5/5/2017-state-of-the-uk-fitness-industry-report-out-now

Debenhams is a leading international, department store destination with a proud British heritage which trades out of around 250 stores across 25 countries and is available online in more than 60 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.

Debenhams has been investing in design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Sadie Frost and Jemima French, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Savannah Miller, Jenny Packham, Aliza Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

For more information, visit www.Debenhams.com

CONTACTS:
Debenhams Press Office
020 3549 6420
press.office@debenhams.com

Source: Debenhams

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Charlotte Tilbury opens her first EVER Beauty Wonderland in the Middle East at The Avenues Mall

Charlotte Tilbury opens her first EVER Beauty Wonderland in the Middle East at The Avenues Mall

Official opening for Kuwait store – with Doha and Dubai to follow

Shuwaikh, Kuwait, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Charlotte Tilbury, the world’s number one makeup artist, has officially opened her first store in the Middle East, and her first standalone Beauty Wonderland outside the UK, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.

Charlotte Tilbury was in Kuwait to cut the ribbon for her stunning new store, in Grand Avenue, The Avenues, together with Alshaya’s Executive Chairman, Mohammed Alshaya and Mr Michael Davenport MBE, British Ambassador to the State of Kuwait.

At 240m2, the flagship two-storey store is the brand’s largest in the world, and blends cutting-edge digital innovation with luxurious interiors.

The Charlotte Tilbury experience includes sumptuous store designs which are synonymous with the brand – deep, night crimson velvet sofas, ornate, rose-gold art-deco light fittings and old Hollywood-style vanity tables. Using the latest technology, the store offers the first-of-its-kind Magic Mirror to help customers explore in seconds which of Charlotte’s 10 iconic looks they want to discover.

Charlotte Tilbury said: “I am so thrilled to be back in Kuwait – it is a dream come true to officially open my first EVER Beauty Wonderland in the Middle East at The Avenues Mall tonight!!! I cannot wait for all of the MESMERISING AND BEAUTIFUL Arab women to discover my revolutionary, record-breaking brand!!! You will LOVE my Magic Mirror that morphs my famous ‘10 Looks Wardrobe’ in seconds, as well as the incredible Beauty Boudoir where you can have the red carpet makeup transformation of a lifetime for every special event – from weddings to family celebrations – we have it all!! I call it a beauty playground for every woman from 18-80!!”.

Today, Wednesday 18th October, Charlotte will be hosting an epic launch party at her brand-new Beauty Wonderland which is open to all members of the public. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet Charlotte, and have their picture taken together outside the store. Spaces are limited so we encourage prompt arrival, from 5pm.

On the evening of the launch party, for one night only, Charlotte’s NEW, record-breaking, Instant Eye Palette will be available for purchase exclusively in store for one night only. Due to huge, universal demand – which saw over 30k join a waitlist– Charlotte surprised and delighted fans by bringing forward a limited quantity for a 24-hour pre-sale. The palette has returned and guests will be amongst the first to buy the palette in the Middle East where the limited quantity will be available to buy for one night only.

Following the successful Kuwait debut of the brand, Charlotte Tilbury will also be opening a store in Doha, at the end of October 2017, with her highly-anticipated Dubai store scheduled to open early in 2018. To celebrate the launch, Charlotte Tilbury has unveiled a new campaign of the 10 looks featuring digital influencer and model Cindy Kimberly (@wolfiecindy).

SOURCE:  M.H. Alshaya Co. W.L.L.

MEDIA CONTACT
+965 2224 2475
+965 2224 3626
communications@alshaya.com

Zalando launches Beauty category to German customers spring 2018

Zalando launches Beauty category to German customers spring 2018

 

Berlin, 2017-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — At Zalando, we’re not interested in standing still. We’re as eager as ever to push into new areas and expand our proposition to customers. In spring 2018, Zalando will enter the beauty market, offering a full product range: cosmetics, skin and hair care, fragrances, tools and accessories. As with our Fashion Store, items will be available across all price points.

The expansion into the beauty market is a natural next step and reflects the demand of our customers.” Co-CEO Rubin Ritter

It is allowing us to complement our current assortment and strengthen our position as a one-stop destination for fashion and lifestyle. We empower the Zalando customer to complete a look with the right beauty products, taking cross-selling to the next level by giving full style advice from a broad range of brands and from high to low. German customers will be the first to enjoy the new category, with plans to extend the offering to further markets after a successful ramp-up phase.

Zalando will combine the online and offline experience with a Beauty Concept Store in Berlin. The lab environment will put the beauty-savvy customer first, offering a tangible product experience through a curated beauty assortment. The offline store will also be used as an event and knowledge platform for product launches, tutorials and advice from beauty experts. We can test digital use cases in an offline setting and get to know the beauty customer even better.

We’re thrilled with the products we’ll be able to offer, and are currently still in negotiations with brands with announcements to follow. Devotedly customer-obsessed, we believe this new venture – in collaboration with brand partners and key influencers – will bring truly head-to-toe fashion inspiration to our customers.

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)30 2096 81 484
Mail: press@zalando.com
Twitter: zalando_press

Source: Zalando

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Avon and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade mark 25 year legacy of raising breast cancer awareness

Avon Introduces Fundraising and Awareness Campaigns in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New York, NY, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”), the leading social selling company in North America, announced its efforts to build on its 25 year legacy of raising breast cancer awareness. With the help of its woman to woman network of Avon Representatives, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed more than $800 million globally to breast cancer causes, educated 180 million about breast health, and funded more than 145 million people about breast health.

“Avon has a long-standing commitment to women and we are proud of our Avon Breast Cancer Promise to ensure every woman, every day is breast health aware,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer, New Avon LLC. “Connections and conversations between women are at the heart of Avon. Over the last 25 years, our Representatives have united as a force for good in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer. Each pink ribbon product sold, each brochure distributed, and every conversation can be a valuable trigger for women to take action for their own wellbeing.”

“There is still much work to be done in raising awareness of breast cancer, particularly its signs, risks and how to act on concerns about it,” said Dr. Paul Goss, Chairman of the Avon Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and Director of Breast Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. “Awareness is essential, since it increases the likelihood that breast cancer is detected at an early stage. Early detection is the most effective way of saving lives, it is crucial to tackling breast cancer.”

Avon and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade work year round to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer. Among the initiatives launching in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, include:

Shop for the Greater Goods,” an exclusive boutique featuring limited-edition Pink Hope fundraising products. Available through Avon Representatives, the collection offers unique products, including an official signature lipstick shade, Pure Pink, within the top-selling Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick line. Avon will donate 20% of net profits from these products – up to $1 million in 2017 – to the Avon Foundation for Women to support Avon Breast Cancer Crusade programs across the country.

Thousands of walkers, including many Avon Representatives and employees, will take part in the AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer as they walk 39 miles to raise awareness and funds in New York City on October 14 and 15. This is the seventh and final walk of the 2017 season which has raised more than $600 million dollars since its inception in 2003.

Launch of the new Avon Breast Cancer Crusade website which features the 8 Simple Steps to Check Yourself. The site also highlights the efforts the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is making to improve breast cancer outcomes and reduce disparities in survival rates.

Funds raised from all Avon Breast Cancer initiatives go towards programs such as the Avon Access to Care Program, which has awarded more than 790 grants to 200 hospitals across the country through the end of 2016, totaling more than $235 million. Funding also supports seven Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Centers of Excellence, all located at major academic medical centers. Avon grants enable these Centers to develop new programs to reach and treat the underserved populations in the respective communities, providing them direct access to the cutting-edge advancements in treatment and care that are being developed at these same institutions.

To learn more about Avon, to purchase a product from the Shop for the Greater Goods, or to locate an Avon Representative, visit avon.com.

About New Avon LLC

New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout 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.by Avon, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

About the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

Since 1992, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has been working to improve breast cancer outcomes and reduce disparities in survival rates. The Crusade’s strategic grant making reflects: a holistic and place-based approach in high-need areas throughout the United States; a commitment to enabling access to medical advances and support services for breast cancer patients, particularly those from vulnerable populations; and a commitment to investing in research on the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of breast cancer. In the U.S., the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade manages the Avon Foundation for Women’s breast cancer programs. The Avon Foundation for Women partners with affiliate Avon Foundations and Avon markets around the world for additional programming. In total, Avon and the Foundation have contributed more than $800 million to breast cancer programs around the world through 2015. To learn more, visit www.avonbcc.org.

Media Contacts:

For Corporate Communications:

Liz Micci
Glover Park Group
+1 (646) 495-2700
emicci@gpg.com

For Beauty & Representative PR:

Lisa DaCosta-Nunez
Public Relations
+1 (212) 282-6078
lisa.dacosta-nunez@avon.com

Source: Avon

Bloomingdale’s hosts Pink Campaign in support of breast cancer awareness and treatment this month of October

New York, NY, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the 13th year, Bloomingdale’s continues its commitment to support breast cancer awareness and treatment during the month of October. This year, the retailer again invites shoppers to participate in the cause with exclusive products and events promoting good health and wellness in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), The Carey Foundation and the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation.

“Each year Bloomingdale’s feels privileged to unveil our Pink Campaign in support of our longstanding partners the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Carey Foundation and the Marissa Acocella Marchetto Foundation and this year is no different,” said Tony Spring, Bloomingdale’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Alongside our loyal shoppers we provide support to these crucial organizations making substantial progress toward discovering a cure and improving the lives of breast cancer fighters, survivors and their families.”

COLLAB FOR A CURE

Donald Robertson x Bloomingdale’s – For the third consecutive year, Bloomingdale’s has partnered with world renowned career artist Donald Robertson for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. To support the cause, Bloomingdale’s worked with Robertson to customize a S¿well waterbottle with a signature design titled “Karma in Bloom”. The water bottle is sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s stores and online for $35 with $19 from each sale donated to the BCRF. Robertson’s artwork will also cover the Third Avenue façade of the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street store throughout the month of October.

SHOP PINK

Give Pink, Get More – Bloomingdale’s card holders will have the opportunity to opt into this annual feel-good program. Enroll in the program by charging a $15 fee on your Bloomingdale’s Credit Card, 100% of which will fund research, support and awareness programs for our charity partners. From 9/27-10/31, spend $250 or more in store at Bloomingdale’s or on bloomingdales.com using your Bloomingdale’s Credit Card and based on the amount you spend, you’ll be mailed a gift card worth up to $250 to use at any Bloomingdale’s location or online.

The Little Pink Card – It’s the gift card that keeps on giving! Bloomingdale¿s donates 10% of the value on your Little Pink Card, plus 10% of purchases made with this card above the original amount, to Bloomingdale’s charity partners. Donations will be on cards purchased 9/14 ¿ 10/31 and redeemed in stores by 12/31.

CELEBRATE PINK

Pink Yoga – Shoppers are invited to their nearest Bloomingdale’s location on Saturday, October 7th to kick off Bloomingdale’s Pink Campaign with a morning yoga class in partnership with Spiritual Gangster. The yoga classes will be taught by notable yoga instructors from around the country. A reservation fee of $10 will benefit the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation and The Carey Foundation which support survivors and their families with cancer related costs such as transportation, child care and proper treatment. Attendees will receive a branded yoga mat and Pink gift bag just for attending. To reserve a mat, visit bloomingdalesyoga.eventbrite.com.

POWER IN PINK

Last year, Bloomingdale’s donated more than $1.4 million to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Carey Foundation and the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation. The retailer is proud to continue supporting their exciting new initiatives. Through a BCRF grant, Bloomingdale’s helps fund five researchers focused on breast cancer prevention and treatment- Dr.Joan S. Brugge, Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Ludwig Center at Harvard Medical School, Dr.Andrew J Dannenberg, Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Weill Cornell Cancer Center, Dr.Titia de Lange, Professor and the Head of Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics at The Rockefeller University, Dr.Marc Lippman Professor of Medicine, Deputy Director of Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami and Dr.Michael Press, Professor of Pathology and Chair of Cancer Research at University of Southern California.

Bloomingdale’s also supports the work of the Carey Foundation and the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation. The Carey Foundation is a nonprofit that raises funds for women, men and their families to ease the financial burdens that come with a breast cancer diagnosis. The Tutu Project releases grants twice a year to create lasting bonds between its initiative and like-minded organizations. The Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation is a non-profit that funds treatments and services for uninsured and underinsured women with breast cancer. The Marisa Acocella Empowerment Program, made possible through a grant from Bloomingdale’s, funds innovative holistic care, cold-capping services, nutrition classes and more.

THE FLAGSHIP GOES PINK

The Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship will honor Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month of October. The Lexington Avenue façade of the building will be lit in pink as a beacon of support to breast cancer awareness. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Tutu Project, the Lexington Avenue windows will display of a retrospective of Bob Carey’s photographs from throughout the years. A gallery of his work will also be on display in the arcade area. Throughout the month, the flagship will also host events to raise awareness and funds for the cause.

Customer Service: 1-800-777-0000

Source: Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale’s launches new makeup and skincare boutique Glowhaus

New York, NY, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bloomingdale’s is bringing a new beauty space to their shoppers with the launch of Glowhaus. This new makeup and skincare boutique, packed with niche beauty brands, will open hard-shops in five Bloomingdale’s locations including Roosevelt Field (NY), San Francisco (CA), Sherman Oaks (CA), Soho (NY) and South Coast Plaza (CA) on August 30th. Beauty lovers across the country can also experience the obsession-worthy makeup and skincare finds that Glowhaus has to offer by visiting the online shop at bloomingdales.com/glowhaus.

Glowhaus is a space for the beauty-obsessed shopper to browse, discover and play. The shop is a beauty happy place that gives customers access to the top trending looks and latest must-have products- from makeup to masks. The brand-agnostic staff will offer guidance to those who need it but give space to those who prefer to browse on their own.

“We are thrilled to launch Glowhaus at Bloomingdale’s,” says Stacie Borteck, Bloomingdale’s Vice President and DMM of Cosmetics. “This beauty space not only brings a new round-up of trend-setting vendors and products to our customer but also gives her a new environment to shop, discover and play.”

Glowhaus brings over 30 new brands and around 800 products to the Bloomingdale’s girl. This includes some of the best products from brands she already loves to amazing finds from new ones she needs to know. Everything in the shop is under $100. The price point and vendor offering caters to the millennial minded shopper. Over half of the assortment is dominated by color from brands like Beauty Blender, Context Skin, CoverFX, Flirt!, Kosas, Lash Star Beauty, Lime Crime, NudeStix, RMS Beauty, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Suva Beauty and The BrowGal. Bloomingdale’s is also introducing their own line of eye palettes, only available at Glowhaus. Skincare brands like Frank Body, GlamGlow, Grown Alchemist, Mario Badescu, Saturday Skin and Supergoop also have a large presence. A special section of the shop called ¿Grab and Glow¿ is home to novelty beauty products and tools from brands like Bio-Republic, Ciate, Kaprielle, Deborah Lippman, Lano, LIT Cosmetics, Makeup Drop, Makeup Eraser, Patchology, Preheels, Sigma Beauty, Tweeezerman, Vamp Stamp and Winky Lux. Haircare products from Drybar and fragrances from Bon Perfumeur are also be available in the shops.

The majority of the Glowhaus shops live on the retailers’ women’s ready-to-wear floors adjacent to the clothing brands that align with the shopping habits of the millennial minded customer. This location gives the Glowhaus girl a fresh environment to shop cosmetics in and encourages a cross-shopping experience, allowing her to truly create a head to toe look. Product is housed in a playful, open sell environment that makes it easy for shoppers to try on products and customize their own looks while mixing and matching brands. Each shop features a play station made up of a large table surrounded by chairs with suspended mirrors. This play area allows the shopper to mix products from her favorite brands and try them on herself or with the help of a Glowhaus make-up artist. Grab and Glow stations are stocked with mini best sellers and one-sku wonders. These are items that are trending on social media and in some cases, products that the Bloomingdale’s girl can’t find anywhere else. The station will continually be refreshed with of-the-moment items rotating in and out. A portion of the shop is also dedicated to gift sets from a variety of vendors. The focal point is a giant feature wall which highlights products that are best in glow using compelling video content and focusing on a new trend each month starting with metallic lips and moving on to pops of color and highlighter layering. Glowhaus will also have an outpost on the cosmetics floor featuring key products from a variety of brands, giving customers a sneak peek of what they can find upstairs.

Glowhaus associates are extremely knowledgeable about the wide-scope of products and brands offered in the shop. They are fun, vibrant and true sources of inspiration, appealing to a millennial minded customer. The brand agnostic associates will be dedicated to meeting the individual needs of shoppers and will focus on providing the level of service and engagement that the customer is looking for. Glowhaus shops will be equipped with technology to enable and enhance the customer experience. Sellers will use iPads to access product information about each vendor and a video screen will feature trend tutorials.

In addition to having an in-store presence, Glowhaus also lives on bloomingdales.com. The Glowhaus digital hub, which fully launches in October, will be packed with rich imagery and engaging content. The site will have a mood-board feel and all of the images and videos will be filtered into categories. The mix of content will include featured looks created by models and influencers, product shots and mood videos.

To give customers a taste of the exciting and sought-after brands that Glowhaus has to offer, the shop will launch a choice sampling program. For every $50 spent in Glowhaus, customers can choose 1 out of 4 deluxe samples. Samples options will change each season so the Bloomingdale¿s girl can continue to discover new brands and products.

Throughout the year, Glowhaus will be home to engaging, multi-branded events. The first event kicks off on Saturday, September 9 with the Glowhaus ReTreat. Shoppers will get their first taste of the Glowhaus experience with mini-treatments from the brands, special gifts with purchase and Instagram-worthy treats.

Customer Service: 1-800-777-0000

Source: Bloomingdale

Bartell Drugs hosts annual Fall Beauty Event, October 1- October 7

SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs celebrates the arrival of autumn with a “ladies day out”! The annual Fall Beauty Event runs October 1 through October 7 at participating Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Six Bartells locations will feature a host of informative and fun cosmetics demonstrations including false eyelash applications, skincare consultations, 20-minute facials, opportunities to win special gift baskets valued at more than $150 apiece, sample treats from your favorite food companies, and special chain-wide sale pricing on a host of exciting beauty product lines.

The exclusive makeup consultations will be available by appointment only at these six (6) locations. Each consultation is 20 minutes long and recipients will also receive special “beauty bags” with cosmetic samples and coupons. Spaces are limited at each location and are filled on a first-registered, first-served basis.

NOTE: As of October 2, 2017, registrations for this event are closed.

The Fall Beauty Events locations and times are listed below:

  • Monday, October 2 – Green Lake Bartell Drugs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 3 – Maple Valley Bartell Drugs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4 – Snoqualmie Ridge Bartell Drugs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 5 – Rainier Valley Bartell Drugs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6 – Lower Queen Anne Bartell Drugs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7 – University Village Bartell Drugs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

As part of Bartells commitment to the community, we have donated cosmetics to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and its Hope Place, a residential recovery program and shelter providing case management, meals and counseling for women and their children in Rainier Valley.

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About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 127-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

 

Media Contact:

Ric Brewer, Senior Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

SOURCE: Bartell Drugs

L Brands’ September sales release: broadcast will be available on the internet on Thursday, Oct. 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2017-Sep-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with L Brands’ sales release, you are invited to listen to a pre-recorded broadcast of the September Sales report. The broadcast will be available on the Internet on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 a.m. ET.

What:   L Brands September Sales Report

When:  7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Where:  https://www.lb.com

How:    Simply log on to the Web at the address above or dial 1-866-639-7583.

There is no security passcode.

To access the broadcast, click on the September Sales webcast link on the homepage.  The call will also be archived on https://www.lb.com.

ABOUT L BRANDS:
L Brands, through Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international company.  The company operates 3,080 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Greater China, and its brands are sold in more than 800 additional franchised locations worldwide.  The company’s products are also available online at www.VictoriasSecret.comwww.BathandBodyWorks.comwww.HenriBendel.com and www.LaSenza.com.

Tammy Roberts Myers
Vice President, Communications
614-415-7072 tel.

Amie Preston
Chief Investor Relations Officer
614-415-6704 tel.

SOURCE:  L Brands