Lagardère Travel Retail opens its third M·A·C Cosmetics in the Pacific Region

Queensland, Australia, 2016-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has introduced M·A·C Cosmetics in Cairns Airport in Queensland, their third in the Pacific Region.

Capturing both the international and domestic passengers in Cairns Airport, the new 25 square metre store boasts a contemporary and stylish design and layout. Committed to the art of makeup, the location will offer a range of makeup and skincare products, fragrances, and application tools, as well as services in store by experienced makeup artists, such as instant touch-up services for passengers on the go.

Lagardère Travel Retail CEO for the Pacific region, Matthieu Mercier, says the opportunity to bring M·A·C to Cairns Airport is exciting. “M·A·C is the perfect addition to add to our collection of flourishing brands in Cairns Airport” he says. “Cairns Airport share our vision for innovative thinking, so bringing M·A·C to the passengers travelling through their airport brings this vision to life.”

Cairns Airport GM Commercial, Fiona Ward, welcomes this exciting addition to the T2 retail offer. “There has been great anticipation in the Cairns community around the arrival of M·A·C and we are pleased to offer our passengers and other airport guests access to this popular, quality cosmetics brand,” Ms Ward said. “The launch of the M·A·C store further strengthens our successful partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail who operate multiple retail stores across both our terminals.”

Lagardère Travel Retail operate the M·A·C locations in Auckland Airport and Gold Coast Airport.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India

ABOUT M·A·C COSMETICS: M·A·C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and is part of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. The company’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M·A·C is now sold in 110 countries/territories worldwide. Follow M·A·C and M·A·C Senior Artists on Twitter @MACcosmetics (twitter.com/maccosmetics), become a M·A·C fan on Facebook (facebook.com/maccosmetics), follow M·A·C on Instagram (instagram.com/maccosmetics), watch M·A·C videos on YouTube (youtube.com/maccosmetics). For a M·A·C location vis it maccosmetics.com.

PRESS CONTACT
Matthieu Mercier, CEO +61 2 8218 1105 • m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com www.lsaspac.com
Janette Doolan, Communications Manager +61 2 8218 1142 • j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com www.lsaspac.com

Benefit launcheS its Bold is Beautiful project to do good with beauty for the second consecutive year

PARIS, 2016-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second consecutive year Benefit has launched its Bold is Beautiful project to do good with beauty. For a full month, proceeds from Benefit’s Brow Bars will be donated to charities that support women.

The goal of the Bold is Beautiful initiative rolled out in 2015 by Benefit Cosmetics is elegantly simple: help women and girls feel confident and empower them to have big dreams and bold moves. For the second consecutive year, the U.S.-based brand, which since its founding has championed a “feel-good” approach to beauty with a lighthearted, humorous touch, is taking its message beyond its stores.

During one month, every dollar from Benefit’s brow wax services is being donated to charities that foster education and mentorship, economic self-sufficiency and access to wellness for women. Some 20 charities in nine countries will benefit from the initiative.

In 2015 the project raised $2.9 million, waxing over 170,000 brows. This year Benefit is targeting $4 million, expanding the reach to five more countries. In addition to the US, the UK and Australia, Benefit customers will be able to take part in the Bold is Beautiful project in Spain, Singapore, Canada, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

The Bold is Beautiful initiative will be rolled out in France in June.

SOURCE: LVMH

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Benefit launcheS its Bold is Beautiful project to do good with beauty for the second consecutive year

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SM Investments Corporation records 12% growth in recurring net income in the first quarter of 2016

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) posted a 12% growth in recurring net income in the first quarter of 2016. Consolidated net income (including non-recurring items) stood at PHP 7.0 billion for the January to March period, up 3.6% from PHP 6.7 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated revenues grew 7% to PHP 69.8 billion for the first quarter.

“We are pleased with SM’s strong underlying growth in the first quarter as consumer spending continued to be vibrant and sentiment about the Philippine economy remains strong. Our continuing efforts to improve efficiency in all our businesses have also helped ensure solid earnings growth,” SM President  said.
For the first quarter, property accounted for 43% of SM’s consolidated net income, followed by banks at 36% and retail at 21%.

Retail
Retail operations under SM Retail Inc., which consist of both food (SM Markets) and non-food (THE SM STORE), reported sustained growth in total sales of 8% to PHP 48.8 billion in the first quarter, while net income rose 16% to PHP 1.5 billion.

SM’s food retail business continued to expand, adding five new stores. At end-March, SM Retail had a total of 314 stores comprising 53 THE SM STOREs, 45 SM Supermarkets, 44 SM Hypermarkets, 140 Savemore and 32 WalterMart stores.

Following their acquisition last year and recent modernization, two Cherry Foodarama grocery stores are now fully operational inside SM Cherry malls in Shaw and Congressional Avenue.

SM earlier announced the merger of SM Retail with a group of specialty retail stores such as Ace Hardware, SM Appliance Center, Homeworld, Our Home, Toy Kingdom, Watsons, Kultura, Baby Company and Sports Central. The combined entity will have over 1,900 outlets and 2.4 million sqm of gross floor area.

Banking
For the first quarter of 2016, BDO Unibank posted a net income of P 5.5 billion as core lending, deposit-taking and fee-generating businesses delivered solid numbers. Net Interest Income grew by 17% to P 15.5 billion, supported by the 15% jump in customer loans to PHP 1.3 trillion and a 14% growth in deposits to PHP 1.7 trillion.

Property
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) reported a recurring net income growth of 12% in the first quarter to PHP 5.8 billion. Consolidated revenues rose 10% to PHP 18.2 billion.

Rental revenues from malls and commercial spaces, which accounted for 59% of the total, grew 14% to PHP 10.8 billion.  On the other hand, total mall revenues rose 11% to PHP 11.0 billion from PHP 9.9 billion in the previous year. Excluding the new malls and expansions, same-store growth averaged 7%. Total revenues from the commercial group registered a 16% growth in revenues to PHP 887.2 million.

SM Prime’s residential group, which accounted for 32% of total revenues, recorded higher revenues by 5% to PHP 5.8 billion in the period largely on higher construction accomplishments of SM Development Corporation (SMDC) projects launched in 2013 to 2015.
The hotels and convention centers business grew by 22% in the first quarter of 2016 to PHP 617.2 million in terms of revenues.

Balance Sheet
As of end-March, total assets of SM grew 6% to PHP 760.5 billion. SM maintains a healthy balance sheet with a conservative gearing ratio of 36% net debt to 64% equity.

About SM Investments Corporation
SM Investments Corporation, founded by entrepreneur Henry Sy, Sr., is one of the country’s largest publicly listed companies with a sustainable group of businesses that thrives on synergies of its banking, property and retail operations. SM has grown into one of the most highly respected companies in the country owing to its progressive approach in business and its comprehensive sustainability programs for its host communities through SM Foundation and SM Cares.

SM’s retail operations enjoy a strong brand franchise consisting of non-food under THE SM STORE and food under SM Markets comprising of SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, and Savemore and other food retail stores under Waltermart and Alfamart. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is the largest integrated property developer in the Philippines with interests in malls, residences, offices, hotels and convention centers as well as tourism-related property developments. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the country’s largest bank and China Banking Corporation (China Bank),  the seventh largest bank.

For more about SM, click here: www.sminvestments.com

Contact:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
E-mail: cora.guidote@sminvestments.com
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117

Source: SM

H&M dressed celebrity guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second year running H&M had the privilege of dressing celebrity guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. Taking the theme of this year’s exhibition “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” as inspiration, the design team at H&M used hand-crafted traditions and cutting-edge techniques and materials to create each of the individual looks. As well as appearing on the red carpet and previewing the exhibition, the guests joined H&M at its table for the benefit gala itself.

“We savor every moment in creating these looks for the Costume Institute Benefit gala. Fashion is our greatest love at H&M, and it’s deeply inspiring to make outfits for such amazing guests using the most exquisite techniques and detailing,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, Design and Creative Director at H&M.

“I have been a huge fan of H&M for a long time and I am delighted to have been invited and also had the opportunity to create a unique gown with the team. It has truly been a special experience all the way around,” says singer Ciara.

“It’s been an amazing experience to collaborate with H&M to create a one of a kind dress. The stunning four foot train makes me feel so glamorous,” says singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.

“As a personal fan of H&M’s contributions to the fashion industry, I was especially proud to collaborate on a design that marries our tastes and highlights the theme of this year’s Met Gala. It’s been a wonderful partnership,” says actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld.

“I feel so lucky to have worked with H&M for my very first Met Gala! My dress is the perfect example of this year’s Met Gala theme, mixing intricate details and new innovative technologies but also keeping an iconic shape,” says model Pyper America Smith.

The exhibition “Manus x Machina” celebrates both the machine and man-made in fashion, looking at how the traditions have increasingly become blurred. The theme inspired the H&M design team to create looks that reflected the personality of each of its guests, using techniques such as laser-cutting, hand embroidery, feathering, stonework and crystal pleating.

Singer Ciara’s intricate and daring dress has been hand-made as if by a jeweller. Pendants of Swarovski crystals hang from a diamond grid of leaf-like metal chain, with a choker neck and sporty racer back.

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson wore a white bodice silk dress that showed the beauty of hand-embellishment, with 3D bugle beads, French knots and hand-melted sequins. The dress is finished by a glamorous four-foot train.

Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld wore an emerald green gown that had effortless clean-cut glamour; its corseted bodice had a grid made of navette sequins overlaid with silk organza, while the floor-length silk satin skirt had a high central split.

Model Lucky Blue Smith looked sharp in an off-white Italian wool slim tuxedo blazer with a strong shoulder worn over a white silk shirt, both fastened with Swarovski buttons. His leather trousers had a blue metallic coating.

Model Pyper America Smith’s iridescent dress brought together machine and man-made techniques, with laser-cut vinyl feathers and fringing all hand-sewn onto a silk tulle base with a sequin bodice.

Model Amber Valletta wore an elegant look in sustainable materials. The dress is made of deep blue silk taffeta, embellished with over 1,000 hand-cut and sewn organic silk petals and recycled plastic sequins. Laser-cut petals were heat-transferred with reflective vinyl. Her boyfriend Teddy Charles wore a black wool tuxedo with silk satin wide lapels and strong shoulders.

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H&M dressed celebrity guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit

H&M dressed celebrity guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit

 

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QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) join forces for the 4th consecutive year for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits”

WEST CHESTER, Pa. , 2016-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) are joining forces for the fourth consecutive year for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits.” During the two-hour live charitable broadcast on QVC Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM (ET), beauty buffs have the opportunity to shop for a cause and find the beauty in making a difference.

The broadcast offers prestige beauty brands including skin care, color cosmetics, fragrance and hair care with 80 percent of the purchase price* of donated merchandise benefitting Cancer and Careers, a charitable program of the CEW Foundation. This year’s lineup includes products from NARS, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Givenchy, Shiseido, bareMinerals®, Algenist, philosophy and many more. As an added bonus, each shopper will receive a gift with purchase,** which includes one full-size product and four deluxe samples from participating brands in a Sonia Kashuk-designed cosmetic bag created especially for “Beauty with Benefits.”

The broadcast will benefit Cancer and Careers, which empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so they can thrive in the workplace. Viewers will be shown the impact that each purchase can make to the lives of those affected by cancer and industry experts will share beauty tips and tricks that will leave everyone feeling beautiful. Inspiring segments will also be showcased throughout the broadcast to highlight survivor stories and those who have benefitted from the valuable resources provided by Cancers and Careers.

“Teaming up with CEW once again gives viewers the opportunity to shop for a cause, while also inspiring them to positively impact lives across the country through Cancer and Careers,” said Rachel Ungaro, vice president, fashion and beauty merchandising, QVC. “This initiative aligns with our charitable mission to support the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships. By working with CEW and their strong network, we aim to bring together the beauty industry to build more awareness and support for Cancer and Careers.”

To help raise awareness for this year’s broadcast, longtime friends Cindy Crawford, model and entrepreneur, and Sonia Kashuk, founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty, teamed up for the second year in a row as the Public Service Announcements spokeswomen. Cindy Crawford’s sister, Chris Bohnsak, and Sonia Kashuk’s daughter, Sadye Kaner, lent their support to enforce the social campaign “Better Together.” This simple but powerful phrase reinforces the collective goal of “Beauty with Benefits,” which is to bring people, products and expertise together to make life better for cancer survivors on the job. QVC viewers, with or without a direct connection to cancer, will be encouraged to post about someone who makes life better for them, whether it is a friend, family member, colleague, teacher or doctor using the hashtag #BeautywithBenefits.

This year, viewers are also invited to participate in a sweepstakes, running now through April 28. The sweepstakes will give one lucky shopper the chance to win every product in the broadcast for themselves and a friend of their choice. Visit qvc.com/BeautyWithBenefits to sign up and for additional information on “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits.” Beginning April 28, the entire “Beauty with Benefits” product assortment will be available, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.

About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 340 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) is a brand development 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, and C. Wonder 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 retailing, licensing, design, and marketing experience, and a proven track record of success in elevating branded consumer products companies. With a team of over 70 designers and social media focused marketing executives, Xcel maintains control of product quality and promotion across all of its product categories and distribution channels. Xcel differentiates by design. www.xcelbrands.com

Media Inquiries:
484.701.1647
media.relations@qvc.com

Source: QVC

Whole Foods Market unveils new line of plant-based hair care products priced below $10

Plant-based, salon-quality products priced below $10

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market has launched a line of plant-based hair care products with key plant-active ingredients. The line features shampoos, conditioners and four different styling products.

Each product in the line costs less than $10. Additionally, the hair care products meet the company’s stringent standards for beauty and personal care products, which has led the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to name Whole Foods Market “the leading national retailer” in personal care product safety.

“In the past, customers had to choose between hair care products that were free of harmful ingredients, but did not perform very well, or salon-quality products that possibly contained less-desirable ingredients,” said Brenda Peterson, beauty product developer for Whole Foods Market’s store brands. “But now, we’re thrilled to offer our customers great, plant-based hair care at a fraction of the price.”

Products from the Whole Foods Market store brand line include:

  • Moisturizing Shampoo or Conditioner— Keep locks weightlessly moisturized with botanically based, salon-quality formulations featuring chestnut extract, argan oil and shea butter. Lightly scented with a custom bergamot blend.
  • Volumizing Shampoo or Conditioner— Give tresses a boost with Tilia tomentosa, and quinoa protein in botanically based, salon-quality formulations to pump up the volume and nourish the scalp. Lightly scented with rosemary.
  • Color Preserve Shampoo or Conditioner— Protect color treatments with plant extracts and pea and quinoa proteins in botanically based, salon-quality formulations to reduce color fading and maintain color retention. Lightly scented with a custom bergamot blend.
  • Perfect Shine Spray— Argan oil provides a healthy shine and frizz control, without the use of silicones.
  • Moisture Balance Volumizing Hairspray— Quinoa protein and chestnut extract provide exceptional strength and volume.
  • Medium Hold Styling Gel— Baobab seed protein reinforces strands to give hair added strength, protection and nourishment.
  • Weightless Hold Styling Mousse— Baobab protein nourishes with amino acids and gives hair shine, strength and protection.

For a list of unacceptable ingredients in Whole Foods Market’s Premium Body Care standards, visit: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/premium-body-care-unacceptable-ingredients.

Press Contacts

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

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Whole Foods Market unveils new line of plant-based hair care products priced below $10

Whole Foods Market unveils new line of plant-based hair care products priced below $10

 

Whole Foods Market celebrates Beauty Week 2016 with deep discounts on select natural and organic beauty products

Facial care products on sale from March 18 to 20; ‘hello, beauty’ bags cost $15 on March 18

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Mar-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of Beauty Week 2016, Whole Foods Market is offering deep discounts on select natural and organic beauty products.

From March 18 to 20, all facial care products will be 25 percent off regular price. On Friday, March 18, stores will offer limited edition “hello, beauty” bags for $15 apiece. The bags are made by Riji Green, which is a business committed to ending human trafficking. Valued at $80, each bag includes products from Acure, Burt’s Bees, derma e, Dr. Hauschka, evanhealy, Mineral Fusion, MyChelle, Pacifica, Trilogy and Weleda.

“We’re thrilled to host our second annual Beauty Week to celebrate our shoppers and introduce new shoppers to our beauty selection,” said Maren Giuliano, global Whole Body executive coordinator at Whole Foods Market. “Our shoppers care about the ingredients they put on their skin, just like they care about what’s in the food they eat, which is why we’re so proud of our unparalleled quality standards for our beauty department.”

For years, Whole Foods Market has been lauded for its beauty department standards. In 2012, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics named the company “the leading national retailer” in personal care product safety; in 2014, the grocer was named runner-up in the Sustainable Beauty Awards’ “Sustainable Leadership” category; and in 2015, Giuliano was recognized by Women’s Wear Daily as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Beauty.”

Whole Foods Market set its own standards for organic labeling on personal care products, as there are no mandatory government standards for the “organic” label claim on body care products.

For more information about Whole Foods Market’s beauty standards, visit http://www.wfm.com/about-our-products/body-care-quality-standards.

EXPERTS

Maren Giuliano
Executive Global Whole Body Coordinator

Maren oversees the purchasing of personal care products and supplements for the company’s beauty and wellness programs.

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Whole Foods Market celebrates Beauty Week 2016 with deep discounts on select natural and organic beauty products

Whole Foods Market celebrates Beauty Week 2016 with deep discounts on select natural and organic beauty products

Dove und Rexona Deos bei Coop dauerhaft bis zu 24 % günstiger

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-01-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coop senkt weitere Preise von beliebten Markenartikeln

Ab Montag werden bei Coop alle Rexona-Deodorants um bis zu 22 % günstiger, Dove-Deodorants gar um bis zu 24 %. Bereits im November 2015 hat Coop die Preise auf das ganze Neutrogena-Sortiment um bis zu 40 % reduziert. Coop akzeptiert die grossen Preisunterschiede zum benachbarten Ausland nicht und setzt sich für gerechte Konsumentenpreise in der Schweiz ein. Weitere Gespräche mit Markenartiklern von beliebten Pflege- und Kosmetikprodukten laufen, nächste Verhandlungserfolge zeichnen sich bereits ab.

Coop setzt sich in Verhandlungen mit den Non-Food-Lieferanten intensiv für tiefere Preise ein. Vor allem bei Körper- und Pflegeprodukten will Coop die Preisabstände zum benachbarten Ausland weiter reduzieren. Mit Unilever konnte Coop ihre Verhandlungen erfolgreich abschliessen. So werden ab Montag, 11. Januar 2016, bei Coop alle Dove- und Rexona-Deodorants dauerhaft um bis zu 24 % günstiger.

Coop lässt nicht locker
Philipp Wyss, Leiter Marketing/Beschaffung bei Coop, lässt nicht locker im Kampf gegen massive Preisunterschiede: «Wir sind zufrieden, dass wir uns mit Unilever auf starke Preissenkungen bei besonders beliebten Deos einigen konnten. Wir werden die Verhandlungen weiter fortsetzen und für tiefere Preise in der Schweiz kämpfen». Coop werde mit ihren Lieferanten im Gespräch bleiben, um Preisvorteile in Form von tieferen Verkaufspreisen weiterzugeben. Philipp Wyss ist zuversichtlich, dass die laufenden Verhandlungen Früchte tragen und ergänzt: «Falls nötig, werden wir für tiefere Preise auch Auslistungen vornehmen und weitere Produkte parallel importieren».

Unter anderem werden folgende Produkte ab Montag, 11. Januar 2016 günstiger

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Dove und Rexona Deos bei Coop dauerhaft bis zu 24 % günstiger

Dove und Rexona Deos bei Coop dauerhaft bis zu 24 % günstiger

Sephora awarded Sustainable Brand label and 2015 R Award for eco-design by Génération Responsable association

PARIS, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sephora’s sustainable development initiatives were recognized on December 8th by the association Génération Responsable, which awarded Sephora the Sustainable Brand label, as well as the 2015 R Award for eco-design.

Within the scope of the SOLUTIONS COP21 showcase, partnered by Génération Responsable, an association that promotes actions by major brands to protect the environment, Sephora was awarded the Responsible Brand label. The beauty retailer signed a voluntary commitment prepared by the association with support from the French Ecology Ministry. This engagement joins the numerous initiatives Sephora pursues to reduce its carbon footprint.

The event also included the 2015 R Awards, which recognize exemplary performance by member brands in different categories, including energy, waste management and responsible advertising. Sephora received the R Award for eco-design for a new merchandising display case now used at all the brand’s European stores. With a 30-percent lighter metal frame, the new furniture will reduce CO2 emissions by 220 metric tons.

SOURCE: LVMH

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Génération Responsable

Génération Responsable

Lagardère Travel Retail: Urban Decay debuts at Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of Lagardère Travel Retail’s ongoing development of their Aelia Duty Free concept at Auckland Airport, Urban Decay, one of the world’s leading brands in cosmetics, makes its debut into New Zealand.

Urban Decay is exclusive to Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport and joins a range of other exclusive brands available in Aelia’s portfolio including Chanel, MAC, Kiehls, L’Occitane, Sisley, Guerlain and La Prarie.

With the aim of creating one of the largest, funkiest and on-trend Perfume & Cosmetics floor in New Zealand, Aelia Duty Free will continue to introduce many more exclusive-to-Aelia and first-to-New Zealand Perfume and Cosmetic brands to their Duty Free offer at Auckland Airport.

“We are very excited to add the on-trend global make up powerhouse Urban Decay to Aelia Duty Free Auckland Airport’s Perfume & Cosmetics offering” said Ivo Favotto, Executive General Manager of Duty Free and Luxury for Lagardère Travel Retail in the Pacific region. “The Urban Decay counter at Aelia Duty Free Auckland Airport is the brand’s first entry into the New Zealand market, either at the airport or in downtown department stores. The spectacular newly installed counter reflects the philosophy of the brand – Beauty with an edge –and we are sure its range, including the bestselling Naked Palettes, will be a hit with New Zealanders and overseas visitors at Auckland Airport.”

Urban Decay products can also be ordered online at aeliadutyfree.co.nz and collected at the airport whenever passengers are departing or arriving at the Auckland Airport international Terminal.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail group operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

PRESS CONTACT
Matthieu Mercier, CEO
+61 2 8218 1105 • m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142 • j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

SOURCE: Lagardère Travel Retail

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Lagardère Travel Retail: Urban Decay debuts at Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Lagardère Travel Retail: Urban Decay debuts at Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

COP21: Sephora CEO Chris de Lapuente talks about the importance of the environment

PARIS, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with the COP21 World Climate Summit, of which LVMH is a partner, we asked five CEOs from our different business sectors to talk about the importance of the environment for their respective Houses. Chris de Lapuente, CEO of Sephora, spotlights innovative solutions introduced by the beauty brand.

Why is the environment so important to Sephora?
We aim to be the best loved and most admired beauty community in the world. This means we have a responsibility to help build a better society, which is why I want Sephora to be a benchmark for exemplary environmental performance. New technologies, equipment and eco-friendly materials are being introduced all the time and impact every aspect of our business – architecture, store operations, logistics, products, etc. Environmental responsibility brings us a fantastic opportunity to show our disruptive spirit thanks to creative and innovative initiatives. It’s embedded in our DNA!

Is there one particular initiative Sephora has taken of which you’re especially proud?
There are a lot of things we can be proud of, but the most significant is the energy savings we’ve achieved thanks to LED lighting. Starting three years ago, all our new stores and renovation projects have been fitted with latest-generation LED lights, which are 15% more energy efficient. And this is a worldwide commitment. For example, by the end of 2016, our U.S. retail network will be 100% LED. We’re quite proud of this effort.

How will the creation of the LVMH Carbon Fund help Sephora reduce its greenhouse gas emissions?
The fund will at the same time change and facilitate our strategy of investing in equipment with a lower carbon footprint. We’ve identified three strategic levers to reduce our energy consumption: lighting, air-conditioning and deliveries.
The fund will allow us to test the latest eco-friendly solutions and gradually integrate the most effective ones in our operations.
My vision is for our global store network to be carbon neutral in 2020. It’s an exciting objective that really stimulates our creativity!

SOURCE” LVMH

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© Studio Kippik

© Studio Kippik

Coop setzt bei Neutrogena ab sofort auf Parallelimport

Coop kämpft weiter für tiefere Preise

BASEL, Switzerland, 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coop hat genug von den ungerechtfertigten Preisunterschieden zum benachbarten Ausland für Körperpflegeprodukte. Ab nächstem Montag ist bei Coop in einem ersten Schritt das gesamte Neutrogena-Sortiment mit rund 20 Artikeln um bis zu 40 % günstiger. Die Verhandlungen mit dem Lieferanten Johnson & Johnson verliefen für Coop nicht zufriedenstellend. Darum hat sich die Basler Detailhändlerin entschieden, Neutrogena-Artikel ab sofort parallel zu importieren und die dadurch erzielten tieferen Preise 1:1 an die Kunden weiterzugeben.

Coop ist seit Monaten mit verschiedenen Markenartikel-Lieferanten in Verhandlung mit dem erklärten Ziel, die teils massiven Preisabstände zum benachbarten Ausland kontinuierlich zu reduzieren. Die Verhandlungen mit Johson & Johnson, dem Lieferanten der bekannten Hautpflegeprodukte der Marke Neutrogena, sind dabei für Coop nicht zufriedenstellend verlaufen. Deshalb hat sich die Basler Detailhändlerin entschieden, Neutrogena-Artikel ab sofort parallel zu importieren. Das gesamte Neutrogena-Sortiment mit rund 20 Artikeln wird dadurch um bis zu 40 % günstiger.

Keine Kompromisse mit Lieferanten
Philipp Wyss, Leiter Marketing / Beschaffung bei Coop, will die teils massiven Preisunterschiede zum benachbarten Ausland nicht mehr länger hinnehmen: «Wir haben den Druck auf unsere Markenartikel-Lieferanten erhöht. Unsere Kunden sollen in der Schweiz zu korrekten und vorteilhaften Preisen einkaufen können.» Coop werde auch weiterhin erzielte Preisvorteile uneingeschränkt in Form von tieferen Verkaufspreisen weitergeben und dort, wo nötig, weitere Auslistungen vornehmen.

Unter anderem werden folgende Produkte ab Montag, 23. November 2015 günstiger

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Denise Stadler, Leiterin Medienstelle
Tel. +41 61 336 71 10

Ramón Gander, Mediensprecher
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Tel. +41 61 336 71 39

Nadja Ruch, Mediensprecherin
Tel. +41 61 336 71 87

 

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Coop setzt bei Neutrogena ab sofort auf Parallelimport

Coop setzt bei Neutrogena ab sofort auf Parallelimport

Sephora opens the first connected beauty store

PARIS, 2015-11-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sephora continues to pioneer digital innovations with an exciting new shopping experience, opening the first connected beauty store. Sephora Flash is a disruptive concept that blends beauty and technology.

From the introduction of self-service in beauty and cosmetics stores to its Click & Collect service, Sephora has continually innovated to take the customer experience to new levels. The groundbreaking Sephora Flash store concept introduces a new breed of ultra-connected boutiques that will progressively be rolled out around the world.

The first of these revolutionary boutiques recently opened at 66, rue de Rivoli in Paris. The 100-square-meter store (compared with the average 400 sq. meters for the brand’s boutiques) offers an unprecedented bridging of physical and digital shopping channels.  A selection of best-selling makeup and cosmetics products is proposed directly in the store, alongside a digital catalogue of more than 14,000 products from 150 brands. If a product is not in stock, customers can supplement their physical shopping basket by adding it to their digital basket, represented by a digital tag.

There are also tablets for discovery of premium perfumes, from classics to niche fragrances such as Serge Lutens, Tom Ford or Atelier Cologne. Perfume testers with an NFC (Near Field Communication) tag provide shoppers with a multitude of information on the fragrance by simply placing the tester on the connected screen. They can then instantly add it to their digital basket. Both physical and digital purchases are paid for at the checkout counter in a single action. Plus, customers can choose to have items purchased online delivered to their home or pick them up at the Sephora Flash store.

In addition to popular Sephora services like the Make Up Bar or Benefit Brow Bar, customers can have fun at the Flash Bar, equipped with a large selfie mirror, a mobile phone charger and a Mini Beautic, the smart sampler developed inhouse by the brand’s Sephora Lab.

Open since October 21st, the Sephora Flash boutique has already proved a huge success among Sephora fans!

SOURCE: LVMH

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© Sephora

© Sephora

Ahold: Etos opens a brand new store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday, Etos opened a brand new store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam. It is the first store to display the new Etos logo on the façade of the building, and inside the shop customers can enjoy a new beauty and perfume department. Etos’ own brand, which recently received a makeover, is prominently visible inside the shop. The drugstore chain also continues to innovate online and is developing a new loyalty program with a customer card and an app. With these activities, Etos will, as Best Drugstore in the Netherlands, make a difference in a competitive market.

Roll out of renewed retail formula
This year, Etos was elected Best Drugstore in the Netherlands for the fifth time. “We are proud of this title, said Etos General Manager Jan-Derek Groenendaal. “Customers can rely on the fact that the Etos drugstore chain will keep investing in its customers. In the first quarter of 2016, another 15 shops will be opened with the same look & feel as the Gelderlandplein store. And we will keep innovating in the years to come to offer customers more for their money, with a focus on product innovation and service.”

Source : Ahold

 

 Ahold: Etos opens a brand new store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam

Ahold: Etos opens a brand new store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam

Ahold: Etos opens a brand new store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam

 

 

Shiseido’s new perfume Ever Bloom available at International Duty Free shops

Diegem, Belgium, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shiseido has created a new perfume endowed with the marvelous power of revealing the inner feminity and beauty of the woman wearing it.

The musk and floral notes (orange flower and gardenia) fashion a new, sensuous airiness, leaving a precious imprint and intoxicating floral wake on the skin.

It stems from the magical hands of its creator, Aurélien Guichard. It is not exactly a perfume but more of an impression, a gracious aura made of light and grace, a floral scent suggesting a new feminity: softer, more incarnated and more authentic.

Ever Bloom is nothing less than your aura. Your presence. Your new scent.

Take advantage of your passage in our perfume shops to discover this magical fragrance.

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL DUTY FREE

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Shiseido's new perfume Ever Bloom available at International Duty Free shops

Shiseido’s new perfume Ever Bloom available at International Duty Free shops

Macy’s will put the power of pink to work this October in the fight against breast cancer

Macy’s stores and macys.com support the fight against breast cancer with pink product from the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony line and many more beloved brands

NEW YORK, 2015-9-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — This October, Macy’s will put the power of pink to work through an inspirational and fashionable campaign that draws attention, heightens awareness and raises funds in the fight against breast cancer. With in-store and online destinations, Macy’s elevates the fundraising focus on a disease that affects not only women, but the family and friends that surround them. Pink prevails in-store with commemorative and exclusive product from fashion and cosmetics to home merchandise, and Pink Pony apparel and accessories, as well as a limited-edition Pink Pony Pin. With a plentitude of pink, Macy’s celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with style, strength and steadfast support.

“Macy’s commitment to furthering awareness and prevention for a cause like breast cancer that has affected so many within our communities, is incredibly inspiring and strong,” said Martine Reardon, chief marketing officer for Macy’s. “Our passion for charitable initiatives is even more impactful with the support of our customers, employees and partners, such as Ralph Lauren, who come together to make a difference. By creating dedicated touch points within our stores and on macys.com with our Pink Shop, customers who are just as committed to the cause as we are have a place to shop and do good fashionably.”

For the third year, Macy’s has joined forces with the Pink Pony Fund, The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation’s initiative in the fight against cancer, by offering a special collection of items that transform Polo Ralph Laurenshops into Pink Pony destinations in 48 Macy’s locations across the country and at macys.com/pink. The Shop will be comprised of tees, tanks, long-sleeve fleece, sweatpants, knits, leggings, polos, vests and windbreakers for him and her. Newly added items for this year include the Pink Pony limited-edition fragrances of Ralph Lauren Romance and Midnight Romance of which 15 percent of the retail sales price* will be donated to the Pink Pony Fund during October 2015, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $100,000. Twenty-five percent** of the purchase price of all Pink Pony apparel and accessories sold by Macy’s inthe United States will benefit the Pink Pony Fund for causes devoted to cancer awareness, education and research. In addition, from Oct. 1-18, Macy’s customers who show their support by purchasing the limited-edition, commemorative Pink Pony Pin for $5 ($4 of which benefits the Pink Pony Fund, with 25 percent of the donated amount to support breast cancer-related causes***) will receive a special discount up to 20 percent on a wide assortment of merchandise at all full-line Macy’s stores nationwide (with applied exclusions). Since the launch of this exclusive partnership in 2013, sales of Pink Pony products at Macy’s have raised more than $4 million for the cause.

The pink spotlight grows stronger with macys.com’s very own, specially-curated Pink Shop for the cause. Select Macy’s stores and macys.com/pink will offer a curated collection of incredible fashion and home brands including Coach, Carolee, Guess, KitchenAid, Waterford, Ideology and Style & Co., each donating a portion of the sale of special pink merchandise to various organizations, such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Shoppers can even freshen up their beauty routine with finds from the industry’s most sought after cosmetic and fragrance brands such as Clinique, Bobbie Brown, Estee Lauder, Origins, Aramis, Tweezerman, L’Oréal, Givenchy, Conair and Chi. Beginning Sept. 28, customers can find the complete assortment of passionately pink items that support the cause by visiting Macy’s Pink Shop online.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV) are diagnosed among women in the United States in a year, resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Through various partnerships and joint efforts, Macy’s maintains a steadfast dedication to finding a cure. This year’s program is targeted to reaching customers in every aspect of their lives.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events asMacy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

*Ralph Lauren Fragrances will donate to the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation 100 percent of the profits equal to approximately 15 percent of the retail sales price for each Ralph Lauren Romance Pink Pony Limited Edition and Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Pink Pony Limited Edition purchased in the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia through authorized distributors from Oct. 1, 2015 to Oct. 31, 2015, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $100,000 from the sale of these products. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible.

**From Sept. 15, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016, Ralph Lauren Corporation will donate to the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation 25 percent of the retail sales price of all Pink Pony apparel and accessories sold at Macy’s stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and on macys.com.

***From Sept. 15, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016, Macy’s will donate to the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation $4 from the retail sales price of each Pink Pony Lapel Pin sold at Macy’s stores in the United States,Puerto Rico and Guam. Of the $4 donated, the Pink Pony Fund will make a grant of approximately $1 to breast cancer-related charitable causes.

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Macy's exclusive Polo Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Pin goes on sale in stores October 1 to raise funds in the fight against cancer. (Photo: Business Wire)

Macy’s exclusive Polo Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Pin goes on sale in stores October 1 to raise funds in the fight against cancer. (Photo: Business Wire)

Victoria’s Secret arrived in New Zealand in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The world’s sexiest brand has arrived in New Zealand. In partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail, leading lingerie and beauty retailer Victoria’s Secret has announced a new store opening at Auckland Airport.

Focusing on an iconic, fashion-forward range of beauty products and accessories, perfectly suited to the modern traveller, Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories are excited to open the first store of its kind in New Zealand.

The 77sqm store will feature world-renowned Victoria’s Secret best selling fragrances such as the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, Sexy Little Things Tease and Eau So Sexy, as well as the much-loved VS Fantasies. Girls on the go will also find travel-ready items such as lip gloss and body care products.

Lagardère Travel Retail Pacific CEO, Matthieu Mercier, commented, “Following the success of our Australian Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories stores in Adelaide, Cairns and the Gold Coast, we are very excited to be taking this concept across the Tasman. Opening a Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Accessories store in partnership with Auckland Airport is exactly in line with our vision for growth within the region, and it is simply an additional benefit to be debuting this concept in New Zealand.”

In addition, the unique collection of branded accessories add a touch of glamour to business trips and weekends away alike, as well as a select assortment of Victoria’s Secret panties to complement the offering.

Richard Barker, Auckland Airport’s General Manager – Retail and Commercial adds “We are thrilled about the arrival of Victoria’s Secret at the airport, their first store in New Zealand. This is another great example of our commitment to provide travellers with the very best of New Zealand and the world. Victoria’s Secret is a well-known international retail brand and we are delighted they have decided to join our stable of retailers, we know that New Zealanders are eagerly awaiting their arrival.”

The Auckland Airport Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories will feature upscale elements such as cherry black fixtures and eye-catching focal walls. Lightwalls showcasing iconic Victoria’s Secret products will be featured throughout the store, epitomising the sexy, sophisticated identity that Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories is known for.

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ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveler all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, LS travel retail Pacific is part of the Lagardère Travel Retail group and operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India

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LVMH: Chaumet’s new high jewelry collection pays tribute to Empress Joséphine

PARIS, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chaumet’s new high jewelry collection pays tribute to Empress Joséphine, for whom the House designed some of its most exquisite pieces after her marriage to Napoléon in 1796.  A graceful collection inspired by Joséphine’s love of nature.

Born and raised amidst the lush landscapes of Martinique, Joséphine acquired a love for nature, leisure and fantasy, a sense of finesse and unparalleled taste. A delicate counterpoint to the rigorous masculine imperial style, she preferred poetic, sensual arabesques and floral motifs to the Emperor’s trappings of power. She imagined her finery laden with precious treasures, set with rare and colorful gemstones.

Chaumet’s new collection celebrates Joséphine’s esthetic audacity with 45 exceptional pieces, inspired by Belle Epoque drawings made by the House between 1900 and 1915 in her memory. The collection includes four motifs with a pared-down, geometrical style, highlighting Chaumet’s contrasts.Rondes de Nuit plays with shimmering diamonds to recreate the luminosity of a starlit night; Aigrette Impériale evokes the glistening morning dew. Eclat Floral is like a bouquet of diamonds built around a colored precious stone, while the more timid Aube Printanière evokes delicate flower buds that are barely beginning to bloom. In necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings these motifs reinvent Joséphine’s esthetic world.

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LVMH: Chaumet’s new high jewelry collection pays tribute to Empress Joséphine

Motif Aigrette Impériale

PIXI by Petra launches its skin perfector Glow Tonic for the first time in the US exclusively at Target

Minneapolis, 2015-9-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — From its famous London boutique to the makeup artist who created it, PIXI by Petra has a loyal following that swears by its glow-getting products. Makeup artist Petra Strand created the line of natural, skin-illuminating, eye-opening and pout-perfecting products to allow women to attain a fresh and youthful look. This fall, PIXI by Petra launches its fan-favorite skin perfector, Glow Tonic, for the first time in the U.S., exclusively at Target. The full fall collection will be available in Target stores nationwide and on Target.com beginning Aug. 23, 2015.

Glow Tonic ($15)
This gentle exfoliating toner with 5% glycolic acid accelerates cell renewal for smoother, brighter and clearer looking skin. The formula is packed with aloe vera, ginseng and botanical extracts to nourish skin and reveal a healthy glow. Glow Tonic is alcohol-free and gentle on all skin types.

Cat Eye Ink in Intense Black ($14)
This innovative eyeliner with a custom slanted felt tip makes cat eye perfection foolproof. The highly pigmented, water-resistant formula creates a fade-resistant finish that stays put for a full 12 hours of solid colour wear.

Colour Correcting Powder Foundation in Cream, Nude and Warm ($20 each)  
This perfecting powder foundation is the solution for when a natural finish is desired, but extra coverage is needed. The hydrating treatment formula nourishes the skin and has a weightless feel that never looks cakey or heavy. The Colour Correcting Powder Foundation is infused with peptides, a multi-vitamin complex, aloe vera, super fruits and coffee extracts that treat skin.

Endless Brow Gel Pen in Light, Medium and Deep ($11 each)
Get perfectly polished brows with these hybrid-formula pens. The unique gel texture makes it easy to fill in sparse areas, define and tame unruly brows. The waterproof formula glides on effortlessly and stays on endlessly, providing a naturally enhanced brow look.

Mattelustre Lipstick ($12 each)  
Mattelustre is the latest in rich matte lipstick. This multi-tasking, long-wearing formula conditions, plumps and protects lips while providing intense colour. Formulated with peptides, hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E, all 11 shades create fuller, smoother looking lips. Available in Bitten Rose, Classic Red, Coral Red, Honey Bare, Peach Blossom, Petal Pink, Plum Berry, Plump Pink, Pure Fuchsia, Raspberry Blush and Rose Naturelle.

Natural Contour Powder ($20)
This super-silky powder effortlessly contours the face, sculpting and shaping features to perfection. Sweep the matte, super-natural shade underneath cheekbones, under the jawline, down the sides of the nose and into the crease of the eye to create the most natural effect. The formula is packed with peptides, a multi-vitamin complex, plus aloe vera, super fruit and coffee extracts to further enhance and nourish the complexion.

Endless Silky Eye Pen: New Shade – SlateGrey ($12)
The award-winning, hard-working liner gives a super-longwear, no-smudge, no-budge line that glides on effortlessly. The preservative-free and hypoallergenic formula is suitable for even the most sensitive eyes, and the intensely pigmented pencil is now available in chic and universally flattering deep grey.

Mesmerizing Mineral Palette: New Shades – Aquamarine Dream, Mineral Contour, Amethyst Aura and Opal Glow ($12 each)
The Mesmerizing Mineral Palette boasts a super smooth mineral eye shadow formula that reflects light away from imperfections, while tonal shades enhance eyes’ natural beauty. Six silky color-coordinated shades can be used together or on their own with the included dual-ended applicator, which works as a wand for fast and fuss-free application.

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Sonia Kashuk’s 2nd capsule collection of luxe, limited-edition cosmetics inspired from the markets in Istanbul available August 2015 at Target® and Target.com

Minneapolis, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Fall 2015 is all about wearable color. Drawing inspiration from the markets in Istanbul, Sonia Kashuk designed a line of seasonal shades to create her second capsule collection of luxe, limited-edition cosmetics. The formulas are packaged in burgundy plaid – a staple of the season – reimagined in a modern, graphic print. Available August 2015 at Target® and Target.com.

Grand Bazaar Color Palette – Inspired by the rich colors and textures at the famous bazaars, Sonia created this classic palette with warm, earthy pinks for eyes and cheeks. The matte pale pink and deep rose blush shades deliver a natural-looking flush to cheeks, while the quad of soft, blendable eye shadows in universally flattering shades give you the flexibility to create beautiful color combinations for day or night. Includes, a pearly white, muted pink, subtle shimmery auburn and deep plum shadows to highlight and define eyes. Now available in Spice Market.
Price: $19.99

Grand Bazaar Illuminating Loose Powder – Impart a candlelit glow with Sonia’s new high- performance illuminating loose powder, which naturally catches the light for a luxe, radiant finish. The silky, ultra lightweight formula instantly brightens and evens the complexion. Now available in Exotic Crystal, a soft, rose gold pink.
Price: $12.99

Grand Bazaar Matte Lipstick – Create a polished lip look for fall with sophisticated shades of velvety matte color. The creamy formula applies smoothly and moisturizes lips with wild mango butter. The two new shades include: Crushed Berry, a rich bordeaux and Crushed Petal, a pinky mauve.
Price: $11.99 (each)

Grand Bazaar Liquid Lip – Treat lips to this highly-pigmented, long-wearing liquid lip color in classic wine-colored hues. Created with a blend of oils, the creamy formula leaves lips with a balm-like softness and delivers vibrant color payoff with a glossy finish. The two new shades include: Blush Wine, a soft, pinky violet and Vintage Wine, a full-bodied burgundy.
Price: $11.99 (each)

Grand Bazaar Nail Colour – Lacquer your nails in the season’s must-have hue with Sonia’s signature Nail Colour. The long-wearing 3-free formula glides on easily and delivers a chip- resistant, ultra-sheen finish. Now available in Spice it Up, a cinnamon marsala.
Price: $4.59

Grand Bazaar Hidden Treasure Chubby Brush Set – This is it, true beauty on the go! The 5- piece set with full sized heads works perfectly with the Grand Baazar Color Palette, which both slip into the carrying case for touch-ups anytime, anywhere. This set includes a powder brush, small eye shadow brush, concealer brush, crease brush and smudge brush.
Price: $19.99

Grand Bazaar The Sultan Kabuki Brush –The dome-shaped brush with plush bristles will evenly distribute a translucent layer of powder or bronzer for an airbrushed look. Perfectly pairs with the Grand Baazar Illuminating Loose Powder for a flawless application.
Price: $12.99

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Sonia Kashuk Fall 2015 Skincare Collection will be available August 2015 at Target® and Target.com

Minneapolis, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Known as the pioneer of bringing luxury the masses, Sonia Kashuk continues her focus on design, performance, and quality with a new skincare collection. Exquisitely designed packaging and beautiful textures with outstanding performance transforms the art of makeup removal into an indulgent ritual. The edited range highlights the cornerstone of a good skincare routine with luxurious cleansers, an exfoliating toner and detoxifying mask, each formulated with innovative ingredients to deliver effective results, at a surprisingly affordable price. Available August 2015 at Target® and Target.com.

NEW Resurface Gentle Exfoliating Wash – This creamy, paraben and sulfate-free scrub cleanses and exfoliates in one simple step to reveal fresh, even-toned skin. Micronized, hard- shelled algae gently polishes away dead skin cells and a regenerating botanical complex stimulates cell renewal. Hydrating grape seed and sunflower seed oils, soothing aloe vera and pro-vitamin B5 condition the skin for a healthy glow.
Price: $14.99

NEW Renew Micro Exfoliating Toner – This light, refreshing toner provides gentle exfoliation for a radiant looking complexion. Willow bark extract works to exfoliate, aloe vera and pro- vitamin B5 soothes the skin and sodium hyaluronate locks in moisture. The paraben and alcohol- free formula doesn’t strip the skin and contains Vitamin C and resveratrol to help protect against future damage. Price: $14.99

NEW Detox Purifying Black Mask – This clay-based mask contains kaolin to absorb oil and impurities from skin. With superb anti-aging qualities, the mask features a combination of effective alpha-hydroxy acids – glycolic acid to slough off dead skin cells, lactic acid to stimulate cell growth, mandelic acid for anti-bacterial properties and salicylic acid to smooth texture. White tea provides antioxidant protection and aloe vera, calendula flower and chamomile extracts soothe and moisturize. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils have astringent properties to tone the skin, while cucumber and licorice extracts brighten for a more unified complexion. Price: $15.99

NEW Dissolve Gel to Oil Makeup Removing Cleanser – The ground-breaking formula applies to skin as a gel and transforms into a weightless oil to melt away makeup, debris and impurities. Skin is left clean without being stripped of its natural oils and radiance. Vegetable glycerin and coconut oil naturally cleanse the skin, while camellia oil purifies. Abyssinica seed oil nourishes and protects against moisture loss. The paraben-free formula is suitable for all skin types. Price: $14.99 (Launching in November 2015)

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Sonia Kashuk Fall 2015 Collection at Target® and Target.com from August 2015

Minneapolis, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Available August 2015 at Target® and Target.com.

NEW Chic Defining Lightening Stick – The perfect complement to the best-selling Chic Defining Contour Stick, this creamy formula glides on to mimic natural light reflections for a lifting effect. The soft-textured stick contains African Walnut Seed Oil and Pistachio Butter – both rich in fatty acids and antioxidants – for coverage that melts into skin, sculpting features for a flawless face.
Price: $10.99

NEW Undercover Liquid Concealer – This anti-aging liquid concealer creates the look of lifted, luminous and smooth skin. The soft and creamy formula is packed with power actives including Vitis Vita for triple anti-aging benefits – hydration, protection and detoxification. The anti-fatigue, anti-puffiness complex revives eyes and the rounded sponge applicator provides a fool-proof application. Available in two shades: Light & Medium.
Price: $9.99 each

NEW The Brow Kit – Groom brows for the most face flattering arch with these must-have tools. Includes tweezers and small scissors for shaping, a double-ended spoolie and brush for grooming and a universal pommade to deliver bold definition by filling in sparseness and holding strays in place.
Price: $19.99

NEW Longwear Eye Definer – Create sultry, defined eyes with this buildable, creamy and highly-pigmented liner. Available in four shades, the long-wearing formula is perfect for creating on-trend eye looks in fall’s most-wanted hues. Available in seven shades: Black Onyx, Black Diamond, Dark Chocolate, Dark Purple, Burnished, Olive and Slate.
Price: $7.99 each

SHADE ADDITIONS

Eyeshadow Quad – These earthy shades are an ethereal combination. The satin-finish formula feels creamy upon application and fuses to skin for maximum coverage and wear. Mother Nature features wearable, shimmery neutrals paired with a lush green and sophisticated violet-grey shade.
Price: $13.69

Nail Colour –Sonia’s signature 3-free formula delivers creamy, long-lasting color with a high- shine, chip-resistant finish. Available in two new shades: Peace & Love, a deep violet, and Dyno-Mite, a burnt orange and cult favorites: Starlet Scarlet, a true red, Wicked Attraction, a rich oxblood and Tumultuous Teal, a deep blue-green.
Price: $4.79 each

NEW Lip Definer – An innovative new formulation of Sonia’s best-selling liner. The formula glides on to easily contour lips with rich color in a smooth finish. Available in the existing nine shades: Hibiscus, Maple, Natural, Nude, Petal, Pink Whisper, Plum, Rosewood and True Red.
Price: $5.99 each

NEW Undetectable Loose Powder – Brighten and smooth imperfections. This high performance setting powder absorbs excess oil and diffuses light to soften fine lines and imperfections for an airbrushed appearance. Available in two shades: Light and Medium.
Price: $9.99 each

NEW Undetectable Pressed Powder – Set makeup for long-lasting results. The weightless and microfine-pressed powder seals makeup for enhanced wear and refines the complexion to leave skin looking even and smooth. Available in two shades: Light and Medium.
Price: $9.99 each

UPDATED Kashuk Tools – Kashuk Tools are getting sleeker. A touch of gold elevates the high quality and iconic brush line. The Kashuk Tools line includes:

Precision Pencision Pencil Brush No. 31 – $9.99

Synthetic Concealer Brush No. 32 – $10.99

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Benefit teams up with David LaChapelle for the launch campaign of new colorful shades of its iconic They’re Real mascara and eyeliner

PARIS, 2015-8-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Benefit teamed up with irreverently whimsical photographer David LaChapelle to create the launch campaign for new colorful shades of its iconic They’re Real mascara and eyeliner. The glamorous, offbeat campaign connects perfectly with Benefit’s tongue-in-cheek ethos.

Lighthearted humor has always been the cornerstone of Benefit Cosmetics, which champions beauty that brings self-confidence to women. David LaChapelle drew inspiration from this fun-loving style in imagining the new campaign launching colorful shades of They’re Real mascara.

In a brazen and playful world that borrows kitsch clichés from B-movie thrillers, the heroine of the campaign shows unflustered confidence and unflappable glamour, resisting even attempts at ridicule. In keeping with the photographer’s penchant for showy staging, the campaign was shot on a set built specially for the occasion, without any digital retouching or editing. The visuals are also a nod to the origins of Benefit’s, which in its early days created special products for exotic dancers and showgirls…

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© Benefit / David LaChapelle

© Benefit / David LaChapelle

John Lewis to launch brand new in store beauty spa concept called &Beauty

John Lewis has today announced plans to launch a brand new in store beauty spa concept called &Beauty.

LONDON, 2015-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Revealed for the first time at the retailer’s new multi-million pound Birmingham shop when it opens on Thursday 24 September, the new John Lewis branded venture will provide salon services combined with spa treatments.

In a first for the retailer, customers will be able to choose from more than 100 treatments with trained stylists and therapists across hair, beauty and spa ranges. This includes everything from express treatments such as manicures, blow dries, pedicures and waxing through to more indulgent offers like facials, massage and hair colour.

Furthermore, a number of unique treatments have been designed for John Lewis and customers will also be able to relax before and after treatments in the dedicated Relaxation Area.

The new concept is the latest step in the retailer’s ambition to expand the services and experiences within its shops. The announcement follows the success of smaller Beauty Retreats in four John Lewis shops which host a collection of beauty brands, each with their own treatment room.

Paula Nickolds, Buying and Brand Director, John Lewis said: ‘We know that today shoppers want more than just products when they walk through our shop doors; they also want a space where they can enjoy new experiences and relax with friends and family. We always strive to offer our customers an exciting and inspiring shopping experience and today’s announcement builds on this ambition.

‘Our existing beauty and spa offers have been really successful and we wanted to find a way to take these to the next level. We are confident our customers will agree that this is achieved through &Beauty and believe that it will appeal to customers wanting to pop in for a manicure right through to those who want to spend a whole afternoon treating themselves. Birmingham will be our most innovative shop to date and we’re looking forward to revealing our new spa concept when it opens in September.’

Customers will be able to book appointments in store, online and over the phone from mid-September.

Hair treatments start at £35 and facials at £30 and include:

  • Hair: cut and finish, colour and highlights
  • Beauty: waxing, threading, manicures, pedicures and microdermabrasion
  • Spa: massages, body treatments, facials and packages.

Products used in treatments and also available to buy will include Wella SP, Kerastase, Nioxin, Crystal Clear, Pinks Boutique, Pai, Ishga, and Lira.

Notes to editors

John Lewis – John Lewis operates 44 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis, ‘Best Clothing Retailer 2015’ , ‘Best Electricals Retailer 2015’ and ‘Best Homewares Retailer 2015’¹, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

¹ Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2015

Regis UK – &Beauty is a John Lewis owned concept. It is operated by Regis UK Ltd.

Regis UK Ltd, headquartered in Coventry, is a division of Regis Corporation, the beauty industry’s global leader in hair and beauty salons, hair restoration centres and cosmetology education

Regis UK Ltd operates 398 corporate owned salons in the United Kingdom, under globally recognised brand names including: Regis, Supercuts, Express Hair & Beauty by Regis, Express Beauty by Regis, Beauty Bar by Regis and Sassoon

Throughout the UK, Regis salons offers a wide range of hair care services including hair cuts, styling and colouring techniques; and also offers a wide selection of nationally recognized professional hair care products.

Beauty salons offer popular beauty treatments including: manicures, pedicures, hair removal, facials and massage.

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For further information please contact:

John Lewis
Laura Askew
Communications Manager Online & Flagships
Email: laura.askew@johnlewis.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7798 3396

Regis UK Ltd
Zara Free/Daniel Gabriel
Telephone: 0121 456 3004

Walgreens Boots Alliance acquires award-winning premium skincare range Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-7-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance today announces that it has acquired Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd, owner of the Liz Earle skincare brand.

Liz Earle is an award-winning premium skincare range that uses naturally active ingredients and is recognized as one of the leading botanical brands in the UK.

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About Liz Earle
Liz Earle Beauty Co is an award-winning British beauty company committed to giving customers a range of simple yet effective products, together with exceptional levels of service and personalised honest advice. Created in 1995 and inspired by the gentle, healthy pace and rich botanical landscape of the Isle of Wight, Liz Earle naturally active products achieve radiantly healthy-looking skin for all skin types – even the most sensitive.

About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world.

The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

The company employs over 370,000* people and has a presence in more than 25* countries; it is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe. Including its equity method investments, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,200* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Its 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, Botanics and Soap & Glory. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

* As at 31 May 2015 including equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 May 2015 including equity method investments

Cindy Crawford and Sonia Kashuk to appear in public service announcement for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits”

Longtime friends come together to appear in a Public Service Announcement for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” to benefit Cancer and Careers

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Model and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford and makeup artist and entrepreneur Sonia Kashuk have not only shared years of friendship, but also a passion for beauty. Now the two beauty mavens have united their passion to prove that a little makeup can make a big difference by appearing in both a print and television public service announcement for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits.”

QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) are once again joining forces for a two-hour live charitable broadcast to provide shoppers with a special opportunity to feel beautiful while giving back. “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” is scheduled to air on QVC Wednesday, April 15 at 10 PM (ET) and will feature prestige beauty brands including Laura Mercier, Clinique, Laura Geller, Shiseido, Josie Maran, philosophy and more.

“Cindy and Sonia have each been inspiring women for years with their ambition and passionate spirits,” said Ken O’Brien, senior vice president of merchandising for QVC. “We are honored to have them as our spokespeople this year and are confident that together, they will inspire viewers to make a difference.”

During the event, beauty enthusiasts can choose from a selection of color cosmetics, fragrance, skin-care and hair-care products, and 80 percent of the purchase price* of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program of the CEW Foundation that is dedicated to the empowerment of people living and working with cancer. Since 2013, “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” has generated $2.2 million to benefit Cancer and Careers, which is part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships.

“Cancer has affected so many lives, but the challenges of living and working with cancer is often an aspect of the diagnosis that rarely gets attention,” said Crawford. “That is why I wanted to be a part of this great cause with my dear friend Sonia. Beauty is not just about the way you look, but also about the way you feel inside, and this is an opportunity for beauty to make a difference in people’s lives.”

“As a cancer survivor and beauty industry veteran, I am thrilled to be a part of Beauty with Benefits,” added Kashuk. “It’s wonderful to see so many leading names in beauty come together to support such a powerful cause that will impact the lives of so many.”

“Cindy and Sonia embody what it means to be beautiful,” said Carlotta Jacobson, president of Cosmetic Executive Women. “They have supported each other in friendship for so many years, so it’s only fitting that they would come together to support a cause that means so much to both of them.”

For additional information on “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits,” visit http://qvc.co/-Beauty-With-Benefits.

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About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

About  Cosmetic Executive Women
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a nonprofit professional organization with over 5,000 female and male executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance, and related industries. For more information, log on to www.cew.org. The CEW Foundation is the philanthropic arm of CEW, Inc., which runs Cancer and Careers, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. For more information, see www.CancerandCareers.org.

*Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18-24, to celebrate all things beauty related

From March 18-24, stores will offer events, limited edition beauty bags, facial care sales and more

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18 through 24, to celebrate all things beauty related. Store Whole Body departments will host events, classes, demonstrations and promotions to inform shoppers about Whole Foods Market’s large selection of quality personal care products and cosmetics that support healthy people and a healthy planet.

“Our beauty department is really growing at Whole Foods Market and we’re excited to spotlight new products and showcase customer favorites in our stores this week,” said Maren Giuliano, executive global Whole Body coordinator.

During “Beauty Week,” all Whole Foods Market locations will offer a limited edition “Hello, Beauty!” bag for $18 (valued at $60), beginning Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m. local time. Bags are made with 100 percent cotton recycled saris from RIJI Green, a business committed to ending human trafficking. Each beauty bag is filled with six exclusive product samples, including Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub, Acure Cell Stimulating Facial Mask, Giovanni 2chic Ultra Repair Shampoo, Pacifica Eye Shadow Duo or Lipstick, Trilogy Vital Moisturizing Cream and Gabriel Mascara, plus $5 in beauty coupons.

From March 20 to 22, shoppers can also save 25 percent on all facial care items at Whole Foods Market.

“One thing that really sets us apart in the beauty industry is our standards,” Giuliano said. “Our shoppers know and trust us because we have baseline standards that prohibit 50 ingredients in the products we sell, along with our top-tier standards, called Premium Body Care. When we first launched our premium standards in 2008, we had about 400 products that were certified—now we have more than 4,000.”

Whole Foods Market has been lauded for its beauty department standards over the years. In 2012, the company was named “the leading national retailer” in personal care product safety by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The grocer was also named runner-up in the Sustainable Beauty Awards’ “Sustainable Leadership” category in 2014. Last month, Giuliano was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Beauty” by Women’s Wear Daily.

The retailer also set its own standards for organic labeling on personal care products, as there are no mandatory government standards for the “organic” label claim on body care products.

For more information on “Beauty Week” at Whole Foods Market, visit:https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/sample-latest-trends-our-first-ever-beauty-bag

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Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18-24, to celebrate all things beauty related

Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18-24, to celebrate all things beauty related

L Brands will broadcast its February 2015 sales report on Thursday, March 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2015-3-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with L Brands’ sales release, you are invited to listen to a pre-recorded broadcast of the February sales report with Amie Preston, Chief Investor Relations Officer for L Brands (NYSE: LB).  The broadcast will be available on the Internet on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 a.m. ET.

What: L Brands February Sales Report
When: 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, March. 5, 2015
Where: http://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 February sales webcast link on the homepage.  The call will also be archived onwww.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 2,969 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and its brands are sold in about 600 additional franchised locations worldwide.  The company’s products are also available online atwww.VictoriasSecret.com, www.BathandBodyWorks.com, www.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.

JCPenney showcases its Modern Bride® Signature Collection for couples that are hearing wedding bells over jingle bells

Unique JCPenney.com Experience Allows Customers to Design Custom Jewelry

PLANO, Texas, 2014-11-5— /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is showcasing its Modern Bride® Signature Collection for couples that are hearing wedding bells over jingle bells. This elevated line of engagement and wedding rings offers more than 20 styles with sophisticated designs that cater to today’s bride. JCPenney has also launched the Modern Bride Diamond Vault experience on jcpenney.com, enabling customers to create an original piece of custom jewelry from a vast selection of fine, loose diamonds.

“Our bridal customers have been asking for more aspirational engagement rings and the Modern Bride Signature Collection, designed exclusively for JCPenney, offers a premium assortment of certified diamond rings set in 14 karat gold,” said Pam Mortensen, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of fine and fashion jewelry for JCPenney. “With December being the most popular month for proposals, an engagement ring is one of the most meaningful gifts to purchase during the holiday season. Couples who trust JCPenney for this important occasion are more likely to shop with us for many years to come.”

Every Modern Bride Signature ring features a hidden, color-enhanced blue diamond discreetly placed beneath the center stone to reinforce the bridal tradition of wearing “something blue” on her wedding day. Two interlocking infinity symbols embrace the blue diamond, creating a personal symbol of everlasting love.

The Modern Bride concept first launched inside the Fine Jewelry Store at JCPenney in 2011 as a result of a unique collaboration with Condé Nast. Since its inception, Modern Bride has been devoted to providing a special shopping experience catering to today’s bridal customer. Various brands available through Modern Bride offer engagement rings at an average retail price of $1,000. With most styles retailing from $2,500 to $10,000 within the Modern Bride Signature Collection, JCPenney is entering a higher market tier within the bridal business.

A Dazzling Array of Options
The Modern Bride Diamond Vault experience on jcpenney.com gives customers access to a vast selection of diamonds available in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles to create the perfect ring, pendant or earrings. Customers can hand-select their diamonds – a solitaire or multi-stone design – and then choose their favorite setting, which comes in platinum, white and yellow gold. The Modern Bride Diamond Vault also features a resource guide with helpful information on how to distinguish a diamond’s quality by evaluating the range of cuts, clarity, colors and carat weight.

Certified Brilliance
The fine jewelry professionals at JCPenney are specially trained on the quality and characteristics of gemstones, diamonds and precious metals. As part of their education, associates receive dedicated diamond training on the integrity, grading and analysis of these precious stones. All diamonds in the Modern Bride Signature collection are certified by the Independent Gemological Laboratories, which uses a scientific system to evaluate a diamond’s cut and then issues a certificate documenting the characteristics of the stone. Whether it’s an engagement ring or anniversary pendant, customers can feel confident in the extensive product knowledge and background of the Modern Bride professional assisting with their purchase.

As a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council for more than seven years, JCPenney adheres to responsible sourcing business practices.

For Modern Bride Signature product images, visit http://www.jcpnewsroom.com/posts/259/JCPENNEY-RINGS-IN-ENGAGEMENT-SEASON-WITH-MODERN-BRIDE-SIGNATURE-COLLECTION-.

For media interested in stories on holiday proposals, contact JCPenney Media Relations at (972) 431-3400 or jcpnews@jcp.com to coordinate an in-store interview with a fine jewelry professional.

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, is dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value. Across approximately 1,060 stores and at jcpenney.com, customers will discover a broad assortment of national, private and exclusive brands to fit all shapes, sizes, colors and wallets. For more information, please visit jcpenney.com.

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JCPenney showcases its Modern Bride® Signature Collection for couples that are hearing wedding bells over jingle bells

JCPenney showcases its Modern Bride® Signature Collection for couples that are hearing wedding bells over jingle bells

Sonia Kashuk and Target® Corp partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® to create exclusive new brush set to raise money in support of the fight against breast cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-8-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonia Kashuk, breast cancer survivor and beauty entrepreneur, and Target® Corp (NYSE:TGT) have partnered with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) for the eighth straight year to create an exclusive NEW brush set to raise money in support of the fight against breast cancer.

Sonia Kashuk introduces a newly redesigned Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set, which will be available year round with 15 percent of the purchase price to benefit BCRF.

Kashuk realized early on that makeup empowers, inspires and motivates women and her passion and talent has established her as one of the beauty industry’s leaders.  Due in part to own experience with breast cancer, it is Sonia Kashuk’s mission to share her wisdom with women to help discover their true inner and outer beauty.

Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set ($15.99)

Feel beautiful inside and out with this set of professional–quality makeup brushes with luxe black handles, bright pink trim and plush black bristles.  Housed in a structured black makeup case with vibrant pink lining and a stylish black zipper, this signature set includes a powder/blusher brush, synthetic concealer brush, small eyeshadow brush, crease brush and synthetic angled eyeliner brush.

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Tara Lowenberg/Tara Yamaoka, (212) 375-8660
Target Public Relations, (612) 696-3400
Target.com/Pressroom

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,925 stores – 1,795 in the United States and 130 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

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