BESTSELLER partners with local schools in Brande area to increase children’s overall well-being, motivation and learning

BESTSELLER partners with local schools in Brande area to increase children’s overall well-being, motivation and learning

BRANDE, Denmark, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER partners with local schools: A well-being project at the local schools in the Brande area – home of BESTSELLER’s main office –  will focus on setting the stage for children and young people to flourish and grow into strong and enabled young adults.

Over the next three years, pupils in the middle and upper levels of the public schools in the Ikast-Brande Municipality will take part in a project to increase their overall well-being, motivation and learning.

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND

A healthy, active body creates a healthy, active mind. This seems to be the mantra for Skoleglæde.nu, the organisation behind the initiative. The organisation uses exercise and movement as a lever to increase motivation and learning among pupils. So far, more than 7,500 pupils across Denmark has been part of the initiative, and the results have been very positive increasing the pupils’ power of concentration, engagement and sense of community.

Skoleglæde.nu will be hosting different workshops for pupils and teachers alike, and a key element in the programme will be the daily integration of exercise and academia. During classes, pupils will become acquainted with everything from classic squat jumps and push-ups to yoga and mental fitness.

‘We know that variation in the daily grind is a top priority for pupils, and the well-being among pupils and the relationship between them and their teachers are crucial for the pupils’ motivation and learning outcomes,’ says Henrik Leth from Skoleglæde.nu.

PROUD PARTNER

‘We are proud to announce our collaboration with the local schools in the Brande area. Children and teens are key to a well-functioning future society, and by incorporating healthy habits and exercise directly into the daily teaching situations, we can help build a culture that forms happy and whole young individuals,’ says BESTSELLER Communication Manager Jesper Stubkier.

‘In BESTSELLER, we look forward to following the project at close hand, and we will be inviting our local colleagues to take part in workshops and training sessions throughout the course of the programme,’ Jesper Stubkier adds.

The three-year project in the public schools in Brande area is a result of a private-public partnership between Ikast-Brande Municipality, Skoleglæde.nu, travel agency Apollo and BESTSELLER. The project will be launched this august.

SOURCE: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62 / communications@bestseller.com

JACK & JONES expands its denim and jeanswear with a junior collection

JACK & JONES expands its denim and jeanswear with a junior collection

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — This autumn JACK & JONES expands its denim brotherhood with a junior collection. The junior collection is a line of styles in the well-known JACK & JONES design, scaled down to fit young guys aged 5 to 16. Building on its solid reputation for high quality and knowhow from 28 years in the menswear business, JACK & JONES now introduces a range of styles for the younger consumers. The first junior range will be available from autumn 2018.

FUTURE FASHION LEADERS

The junior collection is based on the existing, well-known JACK & JONES design – just scaled down in size. The expression therefore differs from the typical childlike look often offered for the younger audience.

Sales Director at JACK & JONES, Dennis Birk Jørgensen, explains; “These young consumers have evolved with digitalization into strong and independent opinion makers. They’re heavily influenced by social media and they’re discovering their own opinions on style at a rapid pace,” says Dennis and continues, “Never before has this group had more interest in clothing and as the influencers of the future, we want to be part of their world where they connect, share and shape future trends.”

By adding a junior collection, JACK & JONES closes the loop of size ranges, offering styles to the male consumer throughout his lifetime.

CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DEDICATION – IN SMALLER SIZES

Created with passion and craftsmanship, the youngest consumers will see a collection that echoes the coolest looks of the JACK & JONES adult styles. The junior collections will reflect the brand’s dedication to denim and jeanswear, offering styles from the three lifestyles; CORE, ORIGINALS and PREMIUM as well as JEANS INTELLIGENCE. “In JACK & JONES we are denim addicts and we put tons of energy and dedication into every collection and every pair of jeans. In our company, we set high standards for everything we do, and these values will naturally be reflected in each junior collection”, Dennis elaborates. The junior collections will focus on casual jeanswear with a quality, design and fitting that will appeal to the younger target group.

AVAILABILITY

The junior range will be offered six times a year, following the JACK & JONES collection flow. The first collection will be online at jackjones.com in August this year. In spring 2019, the junior collections will be available in top wholesale stores across Europe. The range will initially not be available in the JACK & JONES retail stores.

Contact:

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62
communications@bestseller.com

Source: BESTSELLER

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JACK & JONES sponsors Haas F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship

JACK & JONES sponsors Haas F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship

 

JACK & JONES announces a new partnership with the only American team competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

BRANDE, Denmark, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the 2018 season, JACK & JONES will be featured on Haas F1 Team’s racecars and team personnel as the two brands join forces on several initiatives throughout the season. With this partnership, JACK & JONES aims to demonstrate its denim superiority together with Haas F1 Team.

At the track, JACK & JONES will appear on the back of the rear wing of Haas F1 Team’s racecars and on the drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

JACK & JONES is not new to Formula One. The brand’s longstanding commitment to current Haas F1 team driver Magnussen and former team sponsorships attest to that. The partnership with Haas F1 Team is a natural continuation of a strong company history within motorsports and Formula One in particular. Henning Nielsen, Head of E-Commerce & Marketing, JACK & JONES, explains:

“The dedication and professionalism it takes to be in Formula One aligns with the values we apply in our everyday approach to denim and menswear. We strive to be the best, just like Haas F1 Team. That’s why we have supported Kevin Magnussen throughout his career and why we have decided to join Haas F1 Team this season.”

Denim is the backbone of JACK & JONES, created with meticulous craftsmanship and preparation. One single pair of JACK & JONES jeans goes through 50 pairs of hands before it reaches the end consumer in the store.

“At JACK & JONES, we’re as dedicated to denim as a Formula One driver is to their racing, and that’s why our new partnership with Haas F1 Team makes so much sense for our brand,” Henning Nielsen elaborates; “Just as Haas F1 Team pushes its cars, drivers and crewmen to extract maximum performance, we do the same with our denim to ensure quality and comfort.”

During the 2018 season JACK & JONES and Haas F1 Team will set up several creative initiatives that explore the similarities between the two industries. Both brands promise to push the boundaries within both Formula One and Denim.

Guenther Steiner, team principal, Haas F1 Team, is pleased with the sponsorship;

“We’re very proud to announce our new partnership with JACK & JONES. It’s a brand built on hard work and attention to detail that has grown very quickly and delivers a quality product. While we are still relatively new in Formula One, our objectives and work ethics are very similar to JACK & JONES. The recognition JACK & JONES has in its marketplace is what we strive for in Formula One.”

For further information, please contact:
Malene Louise Lehmann Jensen
Public Relations, JACK & JONES
+45 5215 4875
malene.jensen@bestseller.com

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62
communications@bestseller.com

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Camilla Harfeld Petersen appointed new Country Manager for Lindex Norway

Camilla Harfeld Petersen appointed new Country Manager for Lindex Norway

Göteborg, Sweden, 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Camilla Harfeld Petersen has been appointed new Country Manager for Lindex Norway. Camilla has a solid experience from the fashion industry and comes from Bestseller, as Country Manager for Vero Moda. Camilla starts her position at Lindex in the beginning of April.

Camilla has been working in the retail industry almost her entire professional life. She comes from Bestseller Retail, where she has been working for nine years within several different manager positions. Most recent as Country Manager for Vero Moda and before then Country Manager for the Jack&Jones stores in Norway.

I’m very happy to welcome Camilla Harfeld Pedersen to Lindex. Camilla’s solid experience within the fashion industry, combined with her fantastic commitment and sense for the customer meeting will be very valuable in our development and to strengthen Lindex position in Norway, says Elisabeth Peregi, interim CEO of Lindex.

Camilla has a strong leadership and a wide experience within retail. She is passionate about creating a positive shopping experience and to meet customer needs. Another strong driving force for Camilla is how stores and e-commerce complement and strengthen each other.

“It is incredibly exciting and I am so delighted! I’m impressed over the journey and development Lindex has done. I think that with my experience and passion, together with Lindex competent team, we have the best conditions to drive Lindex forward”, says Camilla Harfeld Pedersen.

Today Lindex Norway has 99 stores and e-commerce and are planning to open three new stores during the spring.

SOURCE: LINDEX

MEDIA CONTACT

Eva Jonasson, Media Relations Responsible
E-mail: press@lindex.com
Phone: +46 31 739 50 60

BESTSELLER publishes strategic action points on post-consumer textile waste

BESTSELLER publishes strategic action points on post-consumer textile waste

BESTSELLER publishes strategic action points on post-consumer textile waste as part of the Global Fashion Agenda’s Call To Action.

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER is Strategic Partner in the Global Fashion Agenda, a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability. Today, BESTSELLER announces three strategic action points on post-consumer textile waste as a response to the Call To Action put out by Global Fashion Agenda in early 2017.

The action points are considered accelerators in the transition to a circular fashion system, and BESTSELLER has committed to report on the progress annually until 2020.

CALL TO ACTION

By 2020, all BESTSELLER designers and buyers will have completed a training module on circular fashion design. “Knowledge is the foundation to address the overall topic and the first action point of ‘implementing a design strategy for cyclability’,” says BESTSELLER Sustainability Manager Dorte Rye and continues: “The second action point supports the focus on ‘increasing volume of used garments collected’. By 2020, BESTSELLER will offer and promote a used garment collection channel to consumers in selected markets together with relevant partners, it must be a setup that makes sense for all parties involved” Dorte states.

The last action point focuses on the goal of ‘Increasing use of recycled textile fibres’. BESTSELLER will conduct a pilot with two jeans styles containing recycled post-consumer cotton. The jeans are to be included in the ‘never out of stock range’ within JACK & JONES. In 2018, the pilot will be completed and results evaluated.

It is important to note that the Call To Action is focused on post-consumer textile waste, meaning that other recycled materials already used in the BESTSELLER supply chain, such as recycled polyester from PET bottles, are not included in this context, “ Dorte stresses.

The specific products in the pilot will contain the highest possible amount of recycled post-consumer cotton to reach a high level of quality. The remaining cotton will be sourced as either Better Cotton or organic cotton.

The published action points are part of a more circular approach in BESTSELLER, but they cannot stand alone. The coming years ahead both BESTSELLER and the entire industry as such must learn together and be very innovative to take on the challenge on creating a more circular system for fashion,” Dorte finishes.

ABOUT GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA
BESTSELLER is Strategic Partner in Global Fashion Agenda. In collaboration with other Strategic Partners (including H&M, Kering, Target, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Li & Fung), Global Fashion Agenda aims to mobilise the global fashion system to change the way we produce, market and consume fashion. Best known for Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s principal event on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Agenda operates as a leadership forum steering the global sustainability conversation.

As a Strategic Partner, BESTSELLER advises on the strategic direction and helps shape the operational focus of Global Fashion Agenda. Furthermore, BESTSELLER provides expert opinion and input for the development of sustainability recommendations for fashion businesses.

SOURCE: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62 / communications@bestseller.com

BESTSELLER releases its first publicly available supplier factory list

BESTSELLER releases its first publicly available supplier factory list

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Dec-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (14 December 2017), BESTSELLER’s released its first publicly available supplier factory list.

As BESTSELLER does not own factories, it is imperative for us to work with our suppliers in an open and honest way, says BESTSELLER Sustainability Manager Dorte Rye and continuesWe continuously seek to create more transparency in our supply chain to address risks and promote positive change. In the light of this, and to provide increased transparency, we are making supplier factory information publicly available.“

The supplier factory information includes the names and addresses of tier 1 manufacturing factories of apparel, footwear and accessories representing our main commercial sourcing volume. Our aim is to publish all on-boarded tier 1 factories in 2018.

The list will be updated twice a year.

Read more and see the current supplier factory list here.

SOURCE: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62 / communications@bestseller.com

JACK & JONES extends its range of styles with larger sizes from 2XL to size 6XL

JACK & JONES extends its range of styles with larger sizes from 2XL to size 6XL

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Dec-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Plus sizes are in high demand and JACK & JONES is now meeting this demand by extending its range of styles with larger sizes from 2XL to size 6XL. The focus across all categories is fitting and well-balanced proportions that complement the plus size segment.

Menswear brand JACK & JONES is extending its range by adding sizes 2XL-6XL to the assortment. The plus sizes are spread across categories within the JACK & JONES portfolio, providing the plus size segment with a much larger selection of trend styles, designs and colours.

Sales Director Dennis Birk Jørgensen explains:

We want to make sure our consumers, regardless of their size, can get on-trend styles and look. We have done this for our well-known collections – now with styles in every size”.

OPTIMISED FITTING

We have developed the new fittings for more than a year and we have refined and adjusted through in-depth analysis and in cooperation with Hirmer, one of the German market leaders when it comes to plus size fashion:

“The years of analysis and studies we have on fitting and size was the foundation of the plus size range. We have adjusted well-known JACK & JONES fittings to the plus size segment and adapted them according to current size studies. In close cooperation with Hirmer, each product category has been examined in detail and adjusted to achieve the desired fit. It’s something that we are particularly proud of and we hope the consumers will embrace this extension of our product range”, Sales Director Dennis Birk Jørgensen continues.

The plus size collection is available across JACK & JONES’ active markets and on www.jackjones.com from August 2018. To follow current trends and seasonal colours, there will be six collections available per year.

SOURCE: BESTSELLER

For more information, please contact:
Ditte Dalsgaard Pedersen, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: +4599421899
Mail: ditte.dalsgaard@bestseller.com

 

Jesper Reismann named as new VERO MODA Brand Director

Jesper Reismann named as new VERO MODA Brand Director

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (08 November 2017), we are pleased to announce Jesper Reismann as our new VERO MODA Brand Director. Jesper comes with vast experience and will commence his new position in BESTSELLER on 1 March 2018.

With a strong knowledge of retail, wholesale, products and sourcing and with a thorough insight into the Central European markets, Jesper is a solid match. As VERO MODA Brand Director, Jesper will be joining our Executive Team.

“Jesper is a real sympathetic person with a good take on people, leadership and not least a proper approach to running our business. We believe he is the right guy for us, and I look forward to working with him,” says Anders Holch Povlsen.

With more than 20 years of experience from our trusted wholesale partner Peek & Cloppenburg (Düsseldorf), Jesper is familiar with our company.

“During most of my professional life, BESTSELLER has played an important role; as an excellent partner in my buying positions, but also as a great competitor. I have always enjoyed working with the people at BESTSELLER, valued their business culture and admired the agility of the company.

Becoming a part of BESTSELLER and the VERO MODA team is something I look forward to with both great excitement and deeply felt respect,” says Jesper Reismann about the new opportunity.

Jesper is of German/Danish descent and is currently living in Krefeld near Düsseldorf

Contact:

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62
communications@bestseller.com

Source: BESTSELLER

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BESTSELLER launches new female brand POSTYR

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the new female brand POSTYR, BESTSELLER wants to extend its large range of well-established commercial brands with an upgraded fashion brand in the premium segment. In-stead of focusing on a specific age group, POSTYR wants to offer styles with a certain personality and quality.

Brand Manager Gitte Skaarup says: “Our target group, young or old, dares to stand out in the crowd and likes to combine our trendy, upgraded styles with basics. In short, they are edgy and quality-conscious.”

DIGITAL SALES PLATFORM

Innovative, timeless and digital are the keywords characterising POSTYR. Instead of following through with classic sales meetings, key accounts will be joining online-based trade shows featuring catwalks that are accompanied by speak and visual graphics that will guide the buyers through the collections and let them in on the details and feel of each style:

“The end-consumer buys fashion on a daily basis and without problems – so there is no excuse why a trained retail buyer couldn’t do the same. We believe that if you as a buyer have an overall knowledge on the brand value, the product, price, delivery, composition etc., there should be no problems in buying without touching the products. By running our B2B sales digitally and keep-ing the number of collection samples to a minimum, we will save a lot of time and money which means more value for the customers. We will cut away the extensive internal and external sales meetings plus several weeks of selling time,” Gitte Skaarup elaborates and adds:

“During the first year, we plan to arrange six online tradeshows. Our first focus will be upgraded retailers in Scandinavia, UK, Germany and the Netherlands, and we aim at working with cross-border online retailers who represent the premium segment.”

CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT

“We want to add a strong SoMe strategy with consumer/brand engagement actions to create faster brand and style knowledge. The digital approach combined with a strong SoMe plan will ensure a short value chain from design to customer – and ultimately, the end-consumer. We want to involve and inspire our consumers and make them feel they are a part of our brand. Instead of leaving that job to the stores alone, we want to take responsibility. We need to build a close relationship with the consumers, and social media are the key to connecting and interact-ing with them,” Gitte Skaarup explains.

The POSTYR team now works full speed on getting the first occasion wear teaser collection ready for delivery April/May as well as full scale collections for delivery in July/August 2018.

For more information about POSTYR, please contact Brand Manager Gitte Skaarup on +45 25 51 32 21.
The website POSTYR.co is under construction.

Contact:

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62
communications@bestseller.com

Source: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER becomes a Strategic Partner in Global Fashion Agenda

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER is announced as Strategic Partner in Global Fashion Agenda, a group working to set a common agenda and direction for focused industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.

In collaboration with other Strategic Partners (including H&M, Kering, Target, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Li & Fung), Global Fashion Agenda aims to mobilise the global fashion system to change the way we produce, market and consume fashion. Best known for Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s principal event on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Agenda operates as a leadership forum steering the global sustainability conversation.

BESTSELLER TO ADVISE ON THE SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA

As a Strategic Partner, BESTSELLER will advise on the strategic direction and help shape the operational focus of Global Fashion Agenda. Furthermore, BESTSELLER will provide expert opinion and input for the development of sustainability recommendations for fashion businesses.

“We believe a common and focused effort is needed to create a more sustainable fashion industry. Therefore, we’re happy to enter into this partnership with Global Fashion Agenda, and we are convinced that we can learn from each other’s experiences and together have a positive impact on the global fashion agenda,” says Dorte Rye Olsen, BESTSELLER Sustainability Manager about the decision.

“We’re very happy to have BESTSELLER join our Strategic Partner group. Having a Danish company in our group will not only help push the agenda on our home turf, but with its massive volume and reach, BESTSELLER is also able to help us propel the agenda globally,” says Eva Kruse, CEO and president of Global Fashion Agenda

ABOUT GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA

Global Fashion Agenda is a global non-profit initiative founded by the Danish Fashion Institute in 2016. With a mission to make sustainability fashionable, its aim is to mobilise the global fashion system to change the way we produce, market and consume fashion, for a world beyond next season. In collaboration with its group of Strategic Partners, Global Fashion Agenda leads the global sustainability conversation. The founding group of Strategic Partners are H&M, Kering, Target, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Li & Fung.

Contact:
E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

Ashton Kutcher announced as the final keynote speaker at the UNLEASH Award Show presented by BESTSELLER

Ashton Kutcher announces as the final keynote speaker at the UNLEASH Award Show presented by BESTSELLER

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 21 August, the first edition of UNLEASH will culminate in a grand award show to celebrate the best solutions from 1,000 global talents – including 10 of our own talents – that have been gathered in Denmark to create solutions to the planet’s most pressing problems.

At the award show the talents will also presented with an array of world class speakers giving their views and input on how to address the sustainability agenda. To wrap up the 10-day event in Denmark, UNLEASH is proud to present Ashton Kutcher as the final keynote speaker at the UNLEASH Award Show presented by BESTSELLER to take place in the Concert Hall in Aarhus.

Kutcher was first recognized for his roles in a number of TV series, and has since starred in multiple box office hits. In 2011, Kutcher co-created a venture fund, A-Grade Investments, with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary. A-Grade has invested in multiple tech companies including Airnbnb, Spotify, Uber, Flipboard, Oscar Health, Warby Parker, Nextdoor and Houzz. In 2014, Kutcher and Oseary founded another fund called Sound Ventures, which has invested in Zenreach, Handy, Gusto, Acorns, Mark43 and more.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

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BESTSELLER announces Ms. Dee Poon as inspirational speaker at UNLEASH

BESTSELLER announces Ms. Dee Poon as inspirational speaker at UNLEASH

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — 1,000 global talents will gather in Denmark this August to look for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. UNLEASH is the name of the event, and it culminates in a grand award show, where presentation of the best solutions will be garnished with world class speakers – BESTSELLER is proud to be presenting one of them.

BESTSELLER is partner of the UNLEASH track ‘Sustainable Production and Consumption’ where more than 120 talents are allocated to find solutions to issues within industries like the fashion industry. To add to this agenda, and to explain the complexity of turning an entire industry onto a more sustainable path, BESTSELLER is proud to present Ms. Dee Poon as inspirational speaker at UNLEASH.

MEET MS. DEE POON
Dee Poon represents one of the largest suppliers of premium shirts and polos around the world – The Esquel Group. The company has been a key supplier for BESTSELLER for over a decade, and the group has a profound focus on sustainability in its way of conducting business and it operates with values that are easily identifiable for BESTSELLER.

Being the daughter of the Esquel Group Chairman, Dee has practically been raised on the company values, and the will to make a difference in the world is something she has taken with her in her current position as Managing Director of Brands and Distribution of the Esquel Group.

“When we think about building a sustainable future, we are talking about creating an environment where our children – and their children – will thrive. To make this happen, we must reimagine our role as suppliers and make sustainability a top priority. At Esquel, we have been integrating sustainability into every step of our comprehensive supply chain, from the cotton farms to our fabric mills and garment factories,” Dee Poon says when asked to comment on the importance of sustainability and the role of suppliers.

“To really make a difference, sustainability and positive actions must come from all parts of the value chain – including consumers, retailers and producers. We therefore look very much forward to hearing Dee Poon – representing her family company that we respect a lot – present her views on sustainability from a supplier perspective,” says Anders Holch Povlsen, Owner and CEO of BESTSELLER.

Dee Poon will give her speech at the ‘UNLEASH Award Show – Presented by BESTSELLER’ on 21 August in Concert Hall (Musikhuset) in Aarhus.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

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Thomas Børglum Jensen named new CFO in BESTSELLER

Thomas Børglum Jensen named new CFO in BESTSELLER

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are proud to welcome Thomas Børglum Jensen as new CFO in BESTSELLER. Thomas joins BESTSELLER with more than 10 years of international experience from the global pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk.

In BESTSELLER we are constantly striving to deliver results, and we work to continuously improve our business and challenge ourselves to be better. In this light, we are pleased to announce Thomas as our new CFO as of 1 August.

Thomas is bringing with him a sound international experience from Novo Nordisk, where he has been responsible for divisions in both Malaysia and Switzerland, and most recently fulfilled the role as CFO of their Product Supply division.

“Thomas will have some big shoes to fill, but I feel confident that he is the right person to do so, and I look forward to working closer with him, hopefully for many years to come,” says Anders Holch Povlsen, and continues: “Thomas is a very solid and likeable person with a great personality and the right operational experience and mindset to lift our CFO organisation and our company even further.”

“Naturally, I’m very excited to take on the CFO responsibility in BESTSELLER, but I’m also very thankful and humble when looking at the tasks entrusted to me by Anders and BESTSELLER. BESTSELLER is a great company with ambitions, but from what I learned so far about the culture, and especially the people I have met, I’m sure that I’ll be surrounded by a very competent team. I look forward to starting the journey with BESTSELLER and to getting to know my new colleagues,” says Thomas Børglum Jensen.

LISE KAAE TO HEARTLAND

Thomas will take over the responsibility from our former CFO, Lise Kaae, who is going to be heading Anders Holch Povlsen’s holding company Heartland. “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Lise for the great effort she has put into BESTSELLER, and I look very much forward to continue working with her in her new role,” Anders finishes.

CONTACT:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

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BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon, June 11

June 11 sets the stage for the BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon and once again, the streets of Aarhus will be filled with enthusiastic crowds and entertainment as well as eager runners.

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER is the main sponsor of the event for the third time and once again, the route will lead the runners through the BESTSELLER Aarhus office building on Pier 2.

“We’re proud to be involved in this fantastic event for the third time,” says Jesper Stubkier, Communication Manager in BESTSELLER and continues: “This year, we aim to give all the runners a real energy boost when they come by our office, as we turn up the volume and let DJ Zanjani help the runners get in the running party spirit.”

The 12,000 available tickets for the BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon are sold out, but there are plenty of activities and entertainment for family, friends and curious visitors while the run takes place in the unique atmosphere in central Aarhus.

CONTACT:
E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

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‘Smid Tøjet design contest: Dennis Knudsen won the right to donate DKK 250,000 from BESTSELLER to a Red Cross Project

‘Smid Tøjet design contest: Dennis Knudsen won the right to donate DKK 250,000 from BESTSELLER to a Red Cross Project

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last night (22 May 2017), the winner of the design contest ‘Smid Tøjet’ (drop your clothes) was found. Danish hairdresser and make-up artist Dennis Knudsen won the right to donate DKK 250,000 sponsored by BESTSELLER to a self-chosen Red Cross Project.

The past three weeks, BESTSELLER has collaborated with Danish Red Cross and the Danish TV station TV 2 on the ‘Smid Tøjet’ campaign with the aim of collecting as much used clothes as possible for the benefit of Red Cross’ humanitarian work. All our Danish stores have offered our consumers to bring in their used clothes, and we have brought attention to the campaign through our various BESTSELLER and brand social media channels.

To bring more focus to the campaign, eight fashion icons competed to make the best designs from second hand clothes in three TV programmes. Blogger Trine Kjær, singer Karen Mukuba, Instagrammer and singer Benjamin Lasnier and hairdresser Dennis Knudsen competed in the finals to make the best red carpet outfit. With his festive creation, Dennis Knudsen won the finals and donated DKK 250,000 from BESTSELLER to rebuild schools in Nepal after the earthquake in 2015.

CALL TO ACTION

“In BESTSELLER we have recently reconfirmed our commitment to circularity by signing the Global Fashion Agenda’s Call to Action, and the ‘Smid Tøjet’ campaign fits well with our ambitions of focusing on the end-of-use phase as one step towards making fashion more sustainable, says Communication Manager in BESTELLER, Jesper Stubkier.

Read more about BESTSELLER’s circular fashion agenda here

CONTACT:
E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

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BESTSELLER partners with Euroman and Eurowoman to celebrate the city of Aarhus with an exclusive Aarhus magazine

BESTSELLER partners with Euroman and Eurowoman to celebrate the city of Aarhus with an exclusive Aarhus magazine

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2017, Aarhus – the home of 800 BESTSELLER colleagues – is European Culture Capital. To celebrate this and to showcase the many amazing things that Aarhus has to offer – BESTSELLER has teamed up with Danish lifestyle fashion magazines Euroman and Eurowoman to pay homage to the city with an exclusive Aarhus magazine.

FROM THE LATIN QUARTERS TO THE URBAN CULTURAL HUB GODSBANEN, TO THE WORLD RENOWN AROS ART MUSEUM. FROM STREET FOOD TO MICHELIN STARS. AARHUS HAS A WIDE ARRAY OF AMAZING SPACES TO DISCOVER. THE NEW AARHUS MAGAZINE TAKES THE READER ON A JOURNEY AND LETS THEM EXPERIENCE FOOD, FASHION, MUSIC, INTERIOR DESIGN, INTERVIEWS AND EVEN LOVE LETTERS TO THE CITY.

AN UNUSUAL COLLABORATION

“As official partner of Aarhus 2017 we wanted to do something out of the ordinary to celebrate the city, so when Euroman/Eurowoman approached us with the idea of a lifestyle fashion magazine about Aarhus we saw it as a great opportunity – not just to give something back to Aarhus, but also to promote our own agenda in a new innovative way,” says BESTSELLER Communication Manager Jesper Stubkier about the decision to enter into a ‘joint-venture like’ collaboration with a magazine provider.

The BESTSELLER Identity team and the BESTSELLER Communication team have worked closely together with the editorial teams of Euroman and Eurowoman to create just the right look and content to promote Aarhus and BESTSELLER. “It’s been a unique occasion to highlight all the great things going on in Aarhus on the fashion and lifestyle scene – hopefully attracting even more creative minded people to Aarhus and BESTSELLER. In that sense, it’s been a destination branding, meets employer branding, meets local engagement sort of activity. On the bottom line, we hope to make our colleagues proud of this local initiative, and that the citizens of Aarhus will receive it well,” Jesper finishes.

ABOUT THE AARHUS MAGAZINE

The magazine will be distributed along with the June issues of Euroman and Eurowoman, and will be available free of charge at selected locations throughout Aarhus and at our Aarhus office.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

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BESTSELLER RØMERHUS opens on 1 June

BESTSELLER RØMERHUS opens on 1 June

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers are in for a very special experience, when BESTSELLER RØMERHUS opens its doors for the first time on 1 June. Architecture, art, design and delicious treats will set the stage for a fashion store quite out of the ordinary.

Focus has been on creating an immaculate atmosphere when visiting BESTSELLER RØMERHUS. The exterior architecture is worth a visit in itself, but the interior settings will not be outshined. All store inventory has been conceived as individual pieces of furniture rather than the typical solution with large wall displays, and the interior decoration is supplemented with furniture from renown designers such as &tradition, HAY and Jean Prové.

CEILING ARTWORK BY LEMMERZ

The ceiling of the two-story store is supported in the centre by large tree-shaped pillars ending up in a great vault above the store. Like the crown of a tree on top of the pillars, the artist Christian Lemmerz has created a gigantic artwork entitled ‘Dark Rain’. Lemmerz describes the piece as ‘the unconscious mind’s projections on the inside of the skull,’ and the dramatic look helps give the store yet another dimension and sets the stage for an extraordinary retail experience.

BRAND DIVERSITY

For the first time in BESTSELLER history, BESTSELLER’s own brands and collections will be accompanied by other fashion brands in the store. Danish streetwear brand SECRETSAMPLES is one of them. SECRETSAMPLES is characterised by textiles and patterns found in African countries, and all designs are handmade by Kenya’s first registered fairtrade production. The combination of minimalistic designs and colourful African prints represents an exciting addition to the classic collections.

In addition to the wide range of clothes, you can also buy cool fashion and design items, such as books from Kinfolk and nail polish from Uslu Airlines. Top it off with organic sweets from Hey Yum or marshmallows from The Mallows.

STORE OPENING

On 1 June at 9.30 and the following three days, the store will be buzzing with a full schedule, and you can look forward to goodiebags, magazine launches, performances and strong opening offers.

FACTS ABOUT BESTSELLER RØMERHUS:

Opening date

1 June 2017 09.30 – with a special opening programme from 1-3 June.

BESTSELLER brands

VERO MODA, Y.A.S, ONLY, ONLY & SONS, PIECES, JACQUELINE DE YONG, JACK & JONES, SELECTED, OBJECT, NOISY MAY, VILA, BIANCO, J. LINDEBERG.

Selected brands

HAY, Mario Badescu, Mast Brothers, Simply Chocolate, Hey Yum, Kinfolk, SECRETSAMPLES, Honest Skincare, Pico, Men’s Society, Carmax, The Mallows, LAKRIDS by Johan Bülow, Uslu Airlines.

Interior design

Vitra, &tradition, FLOS, By Lassen, LINNEA EK BLÆHR, HAY, Curtis Jere, McCollin Bryan, Fil de Fer, Gubi, Dinesen. Story inventory has been designed by RIIS Retail.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

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BESTSELLER announces 11 hand-picked talents for UNLEASH

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — This August, BESTSELLER is partnering with UNLEASH to bring together 1,000 global talents to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Meet the 11 hand-picked BESTSELLER talents that will take part in the event.

Talents from more than 165(!) countries around the world have applied to become part of the UNLEASH Lab in Denmark this August. They represent diverse backgrounds and aspirations, but they all have a common goal of making a difference for the world on behalf of an entire generation.

A number of talents have been sourced from a wide array of organisations, businesses and institutions. Others have been found through an open online recruitment process focusing on finding creative and innovative people who are passionate about solving some of the world’s most pressing problems by engaging in co-creation with peers and experts. The talents will come from all over the world and include academics, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and technical experts primarily aged 20-35 years.

BESTSELLER TALENTS

As project partner BESTSELLER has been fortunate enough to deliver a number of talents to act as key experts on the given Sustainable Development Goal most prominent to BESTSELLER – i.e. Sustainable Production and Consumption.

Through recommendation from managers across the BESTSELLER organisation, we are very proud to have ended up with the following 11 talents to represent our company at UNLEASH:

BESTSELLER UNLEASH TALENTS

Jose Prakash,  Sustainability Manager, India, New Delhi

Sally Fu, Sustainability Manager, China, Shanghai

Mia Jepp Mortensen, Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Denmark

Peter Holm Jensen, Legal Counsel, Denmark

Tea Stricevic, Business Analyst, Austria

Muhammad Ehsanul Karim, Senior Merchandiser, Bangladesh

Varun Kashiva, VERO MODA Supply Chain Manager, Denmark

Alexander Granberg, SELECTED Buying Apprentice, Denmark

Felicity Tapsell, JACK & JONES Project Manager, Denmark

Pernille Berthon Iversen, NAME IT Buyer, Denmark

Henriette Fogh Høyer, ONLY Process & Sourcing Coordinator,Denmark
Throughout the coming months, we will introduce you more thoroughly to some of these talents and find out more about how they perceive BESTSELLER’s role in solving global issues, and what they expect from the programme in August.

Read more about UNLEASH and BESTSELLER’s involvement here.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER joins Global Fashion Agenda’s call to action for a circular fashion system

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER is committed to taking the necessary steps towards a circular fashion system. Today (10 May 2017), we confirm this commitment by signing the Global Fashion Agenda’s call to action for a circular fashion system.

With BESTSELLER’s 20by20 strategy, we work to make sustainable changes in our supply chain, to use our resources with consideration for the environment and to promote responsible consumption. Today, more than 35% of our cotton comes from more sustainable sources, and we continuously work to integrate regenerated or responsibly sourced fibres in our products.

These weeks, we collaborate with Danish Red Cross to engage our consumers in collecting used clothes for resale or recycling. We do this to promote the message to our consumers that used clothes are not waste, but important resources for making fashion sustainable.

BESTSELLER has been a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition since 2013, and last year, we became a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE 100 Group with the aim of getting a better understanding of the challenges and possibilities of transitioning to a circular system that restores and regenerates materials.

Today, we have reconfirmed our commitment towards circularity by signing the Global Fashion Agenda’s call to action: https://www.copenhagenfashionsummit.com/commitment/

“We welcome this initiative to bring more focus on the end-of-use phase of textiles and will collaborate with Global Fashion Agenda to promote the transition from a linear towards a circular fashion industry,” says Jesper Stubkier, Communication Manager in BESTSELLER.

Read more about our collaboration with Danish Red Cross to collect used clothes here.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER joins ‘Smid Tøjet’ campaign to support Red Cross’ humanitarian work

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER has partnered with Danish Red Cross and Danish TV 2 on the ‘Smid Tøjet’ campaign that aims at collecting as much used clothes as possible for the benefit of Red Cross’ humanitarian work.

In the coming three weeks, BESTSELLER collaborates with Danish Red Cross (Røde Kors) and the Danish TV station TV 2 on the ‘Smid Tøjet’ (‘Drop your clothes’) campaign to collect used clothes in all our Danish stores and in the offices in Brande, Aarhus and Stilling. All clothes will be donated to Red Cross, who will either sell it in their stores, resell it to buyers in foreign markets or send it to recycling.TV PROGRAMMES

To bring more attention to the campaign, BESTSELLER sponsors a series of TV programmes on TV2, where eight Danish celebrities compete to redesign used clothes into new trendy styles. A judging panel consisting of three famous fashion icons will decide who will go on to the grand finale, where they will compete to win the right to donate DKK 250,000 sponsored by BESTSELLER to a self-chosen Red Cross project.

Follow the campaign on our brands’ social media channels or follow BESTSELLER on LinkedIn or @bestselleroneworld on Instagram in the coming three weeks.

WHY DOES BESTSELLER SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE?

Through the ‘Smid Tøjet’ campaign, we aim to spread the message that used clothes are not waste but a resource. Natural resources such as oil and water, which are heavily used for textile production, are becoming a scarcity. We have a responsibility to ensure that these resources will also be available for future generations. Used clothes are a resource as the fibres can be recycled and used for making new fibres, or they can be used for other purposes such as insolation, cloths and rugs.

Used clothes are also a very important financial resource for Red Cross’ humanitarian help across the world. Last year, sales of used clothes generated a profit of DKK 63.1 million for Danish Red Cross – money that was used for rebuilding schools in Nepal after the earth crake in 2015, providing blankets and food for children and families on the run and more.

For more information about the campaign, please contact:

Communication Specialist
Anja Bremholm
anja.bremholm@bestseller.com
+45 99421570

Source: BestSeller

BESTSELLER starts process of making supplier factory information publicly available

BESTSELLER starts process of making supplier factory information publicly available

In 2017, BESTSELLER will take the first steps towards making supplier factory information publicly available.

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — “BESTSELLER will begin the process of making information about our supplier factories available in 2017,” says Sustainability Manager Katrine Milman and continues: “We are already now sharing various supplier information with e.g. the Bangladesh Accord and other external business partners, and we are now looking forward to getting further into the process of making more information publicly available down the road.”

BESTSELLER does not own any factories but cooperates with suppliers who are willing to meet the commitments of our Code of Conduct and Chemical Restrictions. Every year, BESTSELLER’s brands have approximately 250 million products manufactured at more than 800 factories in Europe and Asia.

“We continuously work to obtain transparency in our supply chain and make positive changes,”says Katrine Milman and concludes: “We expect the supplier factory information to be presented as a consolidated list of factory names that deliver to brands and sub-brands under the BESTSELLER A/S umbrella.”

ABOUT BESTSELLER’S CODE OF CONDUCT
BESTSELLER’s Code of Conduct describes the ethics and behaviour that we wish to promote throughout the supply chain and is directed at any supplier and his subcontractors who manufacture for BESTSELLER. To ensure that our policies are being followed we have an extensive audit programme in place run by independent third party audit companies. They visit the factories frequently and report back to us on their findings. In each of our biggest production countries we have a number of colleagues dedicated to helping our suppliers improve the workplaces.

Download BESTSELLER’s Code of Conduct here

ABOUT BESTSELLER’S CHEMICAL RESTRICTIONS
BESTSELLER’s Chemical Restrictions are one of the cornerstones of our sustainability work. The restrictions, which are updated annually, are formed according to the precautionary principle and based on the latest scientific research and international and national legislation.

Find more information about BESTSELLER’s Chemical Restrictions here.

SOURCE: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER COMMUNICATION
+45 99 42 16 62 / communications@bestseller.com

BESTSELLER announces annual results 2015/16

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER’s* annual report shows a turnover of EUR 3.07 billion and a result before tax of EUR 273 million.

“In the past financial year we have experienced a 5% growth in our total turnover. Moreover, last year’s result has doubled to EUR 273 million, which was the ambition we set for ourselves last year,” says Anders Holch Povlsen.

The positive result reflects an increased effort in many parts of the company:

“Again this year, our wholesale activities form the basis of our growth. This combined with an increased focus on costs – including the closing of a number of unprofitable stores and streamlining parts of the organisation – has resulted in a satisfactory financial year,” Anders Holch Povlsen elaborates.

“Especially in southern Europe and England, we have seen great progress, while we in our largest market, Germany, have experienced a small growth. The results in Scandinavia have not been satisfactory, which is also the case for India, Turkey and the Middle East,” Anders Holch Povlsen continues.

E-commerce
“Both our own and our partners’ online activities constitute a growing and increasingly important part of our business. Going forward, we need to focus even more on our digital growth and on ways of reaching our consumers digitally. However, we need to remember that wholesale and retail still represent 80% of our business,” says Anders Holch Povlsen.

Expectations for the future
“Our expectations for the current financial year is to deliver a result corresponding to this year. We need to make sure that we are as competitive and attractive as possible in order to meet our customers’ growing expectations. To continue to make the most of our potential and gain market shares, we must focus on our values and the unity that has been built in BESTSELLER through the years. We have the strength, the courage and the drive to fight for our opportunities and position in the market,” states Anders Holch Povlsen.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank our many talented colleagues and collaboration partners for their dedication and hard work during the past year. Their efforts have led to us reaching our goal of doubling our result despite challenges in parts of our business,” Anders Holch Povlsen finishes.

KEY FIGURES FOR THE ANNUAL REPORT 2015/16*
Net Turnover:                            EUR 3.07 billion
Result before tax:                     EUR 273 million
Total equity:                               EUR 1.49 billion
Markets: Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, Australia and India.

*All figures are consolidated figures for BESTSELLER A/S and VILA A/S.

SUSTAINABILITY

BESTSELLER’s sustainability report 2015/16 is available at about.bestseller.com/sustainability Friday 25 November.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER seeks new colleagues for its Business Intelligence Department

In BESTSELLER, Business Intelligence is a crucial tool that continuously impacts how the business is run. Right now, BESTSELLER is looking for new colleagues for our Business Intelligence Department.

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fashion is an ever-changing industry where customer preferences change along with burgeoning and fading trends. Add to that a result and performance-oriented culture, and you end up with some ambitious demands towards your Business Intelligence solutions. Demands, ambitions and possibilities – all representing a major potential for the future success of BESTSELLER.

In BESTSELLER, Business Intelligence enables BESTSELLER to capture real-time knowledge and insights across distribution and marketing channels to respond to the ever-changing demands of our customers. Manager, Business Intelligence & Planning in BESTSELLER, Mark Hedegaard, says: “Since BESTSELLER operates in a fast-paced industry, we are dependent on being an IT organisation where decisions can be made quickly without going through too many decision-makers.” He continues:

“Our aim is to be an enabler to the users of our BI solutions in BESTSELLER by supplying data, insight and transparency at the same pace as our business moves.”

Consequently, Business Intelligence solutions support BESTSELLER’s continuous development, increase competitive advantage and ensure that the business is capable of making the right decisions.

ENABLING BUSINESS

The Business Intelligence & Planning Department in BESTSELLER has a close collaboration with stakeholders from the entire finance organisation and BESTSELLER’s many brand houses. In particular, interdependence between the Business Intelligence & Planning Department and the Performance Management & Analytics Department exists. Often, the Performance Management & Analytics Department is the one to detect or be informed about a specific need somewhere in the organisation.

Head of Performance Management & Analytics, Palle Kongerslev Lilleøre, explains that his team depends on the Business Intelligence team to build solutions that can generate the correct data. Next, it is Palle Kongerslev Lilleøre’s responsibility to convert the immense amount of data into useful insights and knowledge, which is adopted and implemented across the entire organisation: “In that way, the BI team enables me to meet the needs of the business by delivering data that can make up the foundation for strategic decision-making,” Palle Kongerslev Lilleøre stresses.

FROM SAP TO MICROSOFT

Since 2011, SAP has been BESTSELLER’s overall BI platform. Now, BESTSELLER is facing one of the world’s largest and most ambitious AX implementations. BESTSELLER’s Business Intelligence experts will be playing a crucial role, as they must support the roll-out of the entire ERP platform by combining data from several source systems into one integrated and ambitious BI solution.

The new platform will support all phases of BESTSELLER’s value chain and provide transparency of the business. The fact that BESTSELLER transfers to Microsoft Dynamics AX means that the new BI platform must be implemented “from scratch”. Solution Architect in BESTSELLER Business Intelligence & Planning, Henrik Høj Hornshøj, is convinced that his team will experience some game-changing and fun possibilities in connection with Microsoft Dynamics AX. Henrik elaborates:

“In the future, AX can deliver data to the cloud and since we work in Azure, we will, as an example, be capable of receiving live data from all our cash registers.”

WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?

BESTSELLER’s IT department consists of 241 colleagues, who master solutions that support all business processes. They work with the latest technologies, aiming to create competitive business advantages for BESTSELLER by providing leading solutions.

Right now, BESTSELLER is looking for Developers for IT Planning Solutions and Senior BI Developers to join our Business Intelligence Department. Check out all the exciting opportunities below.

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER supports women’s empowerment through HERproject

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The United Nations High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment recently published a report calling on everyone to place women’s economic empowerment at the centre of the global agenda and lay out commitments to specific actions and interventions.

McKinsey Global Institute estimates that if women in every country were to play an identical role to men in markets, as much as US$28 trillion would be added to the global economy by 2025.

“In BESTSELLER, we believe that women’s empowerment is one of the key developments for a just and sustainable world. Giving women the knowledge, resources, and tools that they need improves their lives, those of their families, those of their communities, and the global economy”, says Sustainability Communication Specialist, Anja Bremholm Nielsen.

For us, driving empowerment is also good for our business. When we ensure that the women working in global supply chains have the information they need and access to relevant products and services to make their lives safe, fair, and prosperous, we build resilience and stronger businesses. That means that we are more successful, and it means that the products you buy play their part in creating a truly inclusive global economy”, Anja finishes.

That’s why BESTSELLER is part of HERproject—a global public-private partnership to unlock the full potential of women through inclusive workplace programmes. Through HERproject, BESTSELLER works with suppliers and local NGOs to provide training on health. BESTSELLER also provides information on access to resources, tools, and products that will make women’s lives better. Moreover, BESTSELLER works to ensure that the structures and processes in place for our suppliers are designed to benefit and support women in the workplace.

Through HERproject, BESTSELLER is part of a global movement: More than 50 brands are involved from a range of sectors, including garment, footwear, electronics, agriculture, and horticulture. It’s this kind of collaboration that will help achieve what the UN is calling for—decisive action to ensure that women have what they need and what they deserve to unlock their full potential.

Read more about HER Project in BESTSELLER’s Sustainability Report 2014/15 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Anja Bremholm Nielsen
Communication Specialist, Corporate Sustainability
sustainability@bestseller.com

Source: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER opens applications for its International Business Trainee (IBT) Programme

BESTSELLER opens applications for its International Business Trainee (IBT) Programme
BESTSELLER opens applications for its International Business Trainee (IBT) Programme

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now is your chance to become one of BESTSELLER’s next International Business Trainees!

Once again, we open up for applications for the International Business Trainee (IBT) Programme – a challenging two-year programme which focuses on creating business specialists within specific business units.

As an IBT, you choose a field of specialty for the entire programme. You can choose to be a trainee within Sourcing, Retail Management, IT Technology and Development, Sales, Finance, E-commerce and Design.

“We are proud of our International Business Trainee Programme, and it is our ambition that with this programme, we will educate some of our future leaders in BESTSELLER. The trainees will become part of a high-performance culture, where we are passionate about our work,” explains Anders Holch Povlsen, CEO and Owner of BESTSELLER.

The International Business Trainee Programme consists of three periods with practical work experience and four school gatherings which include both theoretical training and examinations. The first working period takes place in Denmark. For the following two periods, our trainees get the opportunity to gain work experience at one or two foreign BESTSELLER destinations.

Rasmus Hindbo, who began his IBT journey as a Retail Management IBT in September 2015, has experienced what it means to be a Business Trainee in a global organisation: “As an IBT, I have gained great work experience in both Germany and Italy –I have even started learning Italian!”

Rasmus stresses that in order to succeed as an IBT, one must thrive in a dynamic environment: “The culture in BESTSELLER is young and you never know what will happen tomorrow. To me it is very rewarding to be part of a highly dynamic international organisation and I learn something new every single day.“

Read more about our seven different IBT tracks and apply for the IBT Programme here.

Contact:

@bestseller.com
+45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER opens its doors at its offices in Brande and Aarhus for three days of the latest trends and fashion

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year running, BESTSELLER’s offices in Brande and Aarhus will be turned into buzzing fashion fair venues for this year’s BESTSELLER FASHION DAYS.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, more than 300 Danish and international customers are in for a unique experience, when BESTSELLER opens its doors at the head office in Brande and at the office in Aarhus for three days of the latest trends and fashion.

BESTSELLER’s brands have worked hard to put together an inspiring fashion fair for the invited customers, and designers, buyers and salespeople representing BESTSELLER’s men’s, women’s and kids’ brands will present the latest collections for September, October and November.

Stay tuned on @bestselleroneworld on Instagram to get a glimpse of the buzzing fair activities at the two locations.

Contact:

BESTSELLER A/S
Fredskovvej, DK-7330 Brande
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00
Fax: + 45 99 42 34 99
E-mail: contact(@)bestseller.com

Source: Bestseller

BESTSELLER visits the GIVE-A-DAY projects in Kenya

BESTSELLER visits the GIVE-A-DAY projects in Kenya
BESTSELLER visits the GIVE-A-DAY projects in Kenya

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In April 2015, BESTSELLER donated a full day’s turnover (some EUR 15 million) to charities around the world. Two of the projects that received a major part of this funding were UNICEF’s fight against malaria in Angola, Kenya and The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and M-Kopa’s project to light up rural villages in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda using solar power.

Now, Middle East Marketing Manager Celine Boutros and JACK & JONES Photographer Lise Balsby will be joining representatives from UNICEF and BESTSELLER FOUNDATION on a 7-day trip in October to go see the GIVE-A-DAY projects at first hand.

Lise and Celine are both excited to be visiting the projects in Kenya this fall:

“With this opportunity, I realized how proud I am to be working for a company that supports those in need. I’ve been supporting UNICEF’s work in Africa for years, and I have always dream about making an even bigger difference for the children of Africa – it’s a cause very close to my heart, so I see this as an experience for a lifetime,” says Lise.

Celine adds: “They say that ‘we rise by giving others’ and this is exactly how I felt when I had the chance to participate in the GIVE-A-DAY campaign back in 2015. My love for discoveries is what encourage me to apply for this this lifetime experience, and hopefully meet new people and come back home remembering that every person can make a small change towards a better future for the whole humanity.”

Stay tuned on @bestselleroneworld on Instagram to follow their journey.

Read more about GIVE-A-DAY and the benefitting charities at bestsellergiveaday.com

Contact:

BESTSELLER A/S
Fredskovvej, DK-7330 Brande
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00
Fax: + 45 99 42 34 99
E-mail: contact(@)bestseller.com

Source: BESTSELLER

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BESTSELLER brands VERO MODA and JACK & JONES team up with Danish athletes to design the official wardrobe for the Danish team going to Rio

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —‘We are red, we are white, we are Danish dynamite…’ This was the anthem of the renowned Danish 80’s football team. In 2016, Denmark has no football team at the Euros, so the Danes are eager to be #allforrio and support the Danish athletes going to the Olympic Games this summer.

TEES, POLOS AND MORE
On July 18, the Danes will be able to put action behind their support of the Danish athletes and buy selected items from the official Danish Olympic collection by JACK & JONES and VERO MODA. The selection available to the Danish fans includes cool t-shirts with catchy statements and Danish colours along with classic polo shirts and a few dresses, shorts and sweatshirts.

EXCLUSIVE STYLES
The Olympic styles are exact replicas of the ones designed and used by the Danish athletes, and can be bought exclusively at bestseller.com/olympic. A selection of the menswear styles will also be available in JACK & JONES stores across Denmark as of 18 July.

ABOUT THE OLYMPIC COLLECTION
BESTSELLER brands VERO MODA and JACK & JONES have teamed up with a number of Danish athletes to design the official wardrobe for the Danish team going to the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. The collection contains everything from official opening ceremony wear to formal reception wear, medal suits, casual wear and, of course, red and white Denmark wear.

Read more about BESTSELLER’s Olympic collaboration and shop selected Danish Olympic styles at bestseller.com/olympic.

Contact:

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION GENERAL CONTACT

Phone: +45 99 42 16 62
E-mail: communications@bestseller.com

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BESTSELLER brands VERO MODA and JACK & JONES team up with Danish athletes to design the official wardrobe for the Danish team going to Rio

BESTSELLER brands VERO MODA and JACK & JONES team up with Danish athletes to design the official wardrobe for the Danish team going to Rio

 

Source: Bestsellers

BESTSELLER co-hosts the annual membership meeting of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

  • NEXT WEEK, LEADING FASHION COMPANIES AND SUSTAINABILITY PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE GATHERED IN COPENHAGEN TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY.
  • BESTSELLER CO-HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING IN SAC (SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION)

Annual SAC meeting
BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 9 and 10 May BESTSELLER is co-hosting the annual membership meeting of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

SAC is an industry driven apparel, textiles and footwear alliance of brands, retailers, manufacturers, academics, affiliates, governments and NGOs that works on developing a universal approach to measuring sustainability performance. BESTSELLER has been a member since 2013.

The work within SAC goes far beyond local and international regulations, and we strongly believe that our joint efforts will take the industry to a higher level for the benefit of workers, suppliers, brands and the environment,” says Katrine Milman, CSR Responsible in BESTSELLER.

Easier for the consumers to make sustainable choices
The ultimate goal for the SAC members is to be able to publish the results of their work in an easy understandable and comparable way.
The first step towards this goal was the development of the HIGG Index, a self-assessment tool for measuring brands’ and suppliers’ ethical and environmental performance. The next step is to verify this data and develop some kind of common score card which will make it easier for the consumers to make a choice and compare the sustainability performance of brands.

“Today, we don’t have any label that covers all sustainability parameters which means that it’s difficult for us to measure and document our work. Therefore, BESTSELLER fully supports working towards developing a common score card that can help us communicate better with our customers,” says Katrine Milman.

Eliminating duplicated audits
Besides the HIGG Index, the agenda for the annual SAC meeting in Copenhagen also includes discussions about a joint industry audit protocol (the so-called Social and Labour Convergence Project) with the aim of avoiding duplicated factory audits. BESTSELLER is represented in a working group that is working on drafting the audit protocol:

“Today, many companies have their own social audit standards and methods, some with only minor differences, which means that suppliers spend a lot of time and resources on managing the many audits.We are very keen on finding new solutions for raising labour standards at industry level as we need a feasible way to go beyond compliance. It could be a converged standard – or at least an agreement to support existing standards. This will release more resources for BESTSELLLER and for our suppliers to focus on making actual improvements,” says Søren Albertsen, Global Supply Chain Manager in BESTSELLER.

During the week, Copenhagen will be the centre of technical discussions and development of sustainability tools, including the International Planet Textile Conference, and ending up with the Copenhagen Fashion Summit where columnists, journalists, designers and fashion brands will debate sustainability in thefashion industry:

“In BESTSELLER we look forward to taking part in the many discussions and events planned throughout Copenhagen next week. It’s an important debate for the future of sustainable fashion,” says Katrine Milman from BESTSELLER.

For more information, please contact Katrine Milman, CSR responsible, at +45 5215 2233

Read more about ’Copenhagen Fashion Summit’ here: http://www.copenhagenfashionsummit.com

 

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BESTSELLER co-hosts the annual membership meeting of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

BESTSELLER co-hosts the annual membership meeting of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

BESTSELLER JOINS THE BRITISH ETHICAL TRADING INITIATIVE

BESTSELLER HAS BECOME A FOUNDATION STAGE MEMBER OF THE BRITISH ETHICAL TRADING INITIATIVE (ETI), WHICH IS A LEADING ALLIANCE OF COMPANIES, TRADE UNIONS AND NGOS THAT PROMOTES RESPECT FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS AROUND THE GLOBE.

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — By becoming a Foundation Stage Member of the ETI, BESTSELLER has committed to adopting the ETI Base Code, a model code of labour practices, as well as following ETI’s Principles of implementation. This means that we will work in close collaboration with the other ETI members to tackle the many complex questions about how to trade ethically and how to make a positive difference to workers’ lives. After two years of being a Foundation Stage Member, BESTSELLER will become a Full Member, taken that the commitment during the trial period has been demonstrated in practice.

Ethical trading is not new to BESTSELLER
Back in 2008, BESTSELLER was one of the founders of the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH) which is the Danish sister organisation of ETI consisting of a broad variety of Danish companies. However, after 7 years, BESTSELLER has decided to resign and instead join the ETI to engage with other large international fashion companies that are met with the same expectations and face the same challenges.

“Through our membership of DIEH we have already participated in some of ETI’s working groups, but becoming a member ourselves will leave us with much better opportunities for influencing the work within the groups and help drive positive changes,“ says Mogens Werge, Sustainability Director in BESTSELLER.

BESTSELLER is also engaged in other multi-stakeholder initiatives, such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) that works to find a universal approach for measuring sustainable performance.

“As a single company we often have very little leverage to tackle issues that are deeply rooted in country cultures and that require fundamental changes. Therefore, joining forces within the industry and taking a collaborative approach is the most efficient way of making real sustainable improvements when working with complex supply chains as in the apparel and footwear industry,” says Mogens Werge.

Read more about ETI here: http://www.ethicaltrade.org/

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