Martha Stewart brand to launch at QVC

Martha Stewart brand to launch at QVC

America’s Most Trusted Lifestyle Expert to Appear on QVC

NEW YORK, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential” or the “Company”) and QVC, Inc. announced today (May 4, 2017) a multi-year agreement for the Martha Stewart brand. Under the new agreement, QVC will launch several categories for the brand including skincare, fashion apparel, and food and beverage.

“Our brand has always been devoted to teaching and inspiring people to live more beautiful, more functional and more meaningful lives and our products provide solutions to do just that,” said Martha Stewart. “I am thrilled to partner with QVC, which offers unique opportunities to engage directly with an even broader audience, bringing to life several new categories for the Martha brand including beauty and fashion.

The new collaboration, which is expected to launch in the second half of this year, will feature frequent appearances on QVC by Martha Stewart and a team of Martha’s favorite experts as they showcase new and exciting products and share tips on how to incorporate them into everyday living.

“QVC at its core is about the joy of discovery and the power of relationships, and few do a better job of connecting with fans and inspiring them to embrace new ideas than Martha Stewart,” said Mike George, QVC President and CEO.  “QVC combines the best of retail, media and social to create the most engaging shopping experience, and to collaborate with a brand such as Martha’s further emphasizes our commitment to excellence and innovation. By leveraging the power of this relationship, QVC, which is among the nation’s top mobile and eCommerce retailers, brings to our customers Martha’s passion and expertise in a special and exciting new way.”

Sequential Brands Group CEO, Karen Murray, added “QVC’s proven differentiated retail experience plays perfectly with the strength of the Martha Stewart brand.  We are excited by this opportunity as it provides the brand with a new channel of distribution and further expansion into untapped categories where we see strong sales potential.”

Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 88 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living – cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. Currently, the Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

About QVC
QVC combines the best of retail, media and social to create the most engaging shopping experience, one that exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships.  Every day, in nine countries and counting, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect with shoppers via live dialog, engaging stories, interesting personalities and award-winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers via 15 TV channels reaching more than 360 million homes, seven websites, and 195 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more.

QVC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation and is attributed to the QVC Group tracking stock (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). Liberty’s QVC Group also includes zulily, a digital retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day at incredible prices. zulily has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation since October 2015. zulily features an ever-changing, always delightful collection of clothing, home décor, toys, gifts and more–for the whole family. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. Launched in 2010, zulily is headquartered in Seattle. Among mass merchants, the combined QVC Group (including QVC and zulily) is the #3 mobile retailer in the U.S., the #8 mobile retailer globally, and the #4 ecommerce player in North America, according to Internet Retailer. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. For more information on Liberty Interactive Corporation, visit www.libertyinteractive.com.

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Todd Sprinkle to become CIO of QVC

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, today (12.7.16) announced the appointment of Todd Sprinkle to Chief Information Officer. In this role, Todd will oversee QVC’s global IT organization spanning the U.S., UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, China and at QVC’s global business services operation in Poland. Under his leadership, the QVC IT organization will continue to raise the bar in delivering a seamless and engaging multiplatform experience for customers and team members around the world. Todd reports to Mike George, President and CEO of QVC.

“QVC combines the best of retail, media and social to create the world’s most engaging shopping experience,” said George. “Our industry-leading technology and teams support multiple social, mobile and web platforms, live broadcasts reaching nine countries, and millions of customer calls and packages shipped each year. Todd’s expertise in ecommerce and broadcast technology will be instrumental in continuing to build agile world-class technology platforms to drive our growth and deliver outstanding service.”

Todd held various leadership roles with QVC since joining in 2007. Key advancements under his leadership include the development of the QVC for iPad App and QVC’s responsive design implementation. In addition, he has led the development QVC’s global content management strategy and key initiatives in IT strategy, planning and effectiveness.
Prior to QVC, Todd spent 12 years in senior-level roles at Turner Broadcasting. He began in IT, then transitioned to become Vice President, Network Operations, with responsibility for Broadcast Operations, Media Operations, Media Management and the Project Management office. Prior to Turner Broadcasting, Todd was with Macy’s where he worked in IT Application Development.

Todd is based at QVC’s global headquarters in West Chester, Pa.

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 360 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.

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QVC announces the appointment of Bob Spieth to EVP of QVC’s Customer and Business Services

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, today (11.28.16) announced the appointment of Bob Spieth to Executive Vice President of QVC’s Customer and Business Services. In that role, Bob will lead the Customer and Business Services operations for both QVC and zulily. This appointment is part of the QVC Group’s vision to leverage best practices from both unique businesses to best position each brand for growth and enhance the customer experience. Bob will oversee Supply Chain, Customer Service and Experience, Operations Strategy, and Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services for both businesses, with the exception of zulily’s corporate facilities. He will also continue overseeing Vendor Operations and the Partner Services businesses for zulily. Bob will report to Mike George, President and CEO of QVC.

“Over the past year, we’ve found many opportunities to leverage the combined strengths of QVC and zulily, while at the same time preserving the unique identity of each company,” said George. “Bob’s new position is the latest example. Across both companies, our Customer and Business Services teams are passionate about making QVC and zulily great places to shop and work and we look forward to Bob’s leadership in further amplifying the strengths of both organzations. He has a proven ability to inspire diverse teams across multiple sites and focus everyone on clear, high-value goals and continuous improvement. Bob will help both QVC and zulily maximize our systems, processes and talent to deliver outstanding service levels.”

In his new role as Executive Vice President of QVC’s Customer and Business Services, Bob Spieth will oversee Supply Chain, Customer Service and Experience, Operations Strategy, and Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services for both QVC and zulily.
Bob joined zulily in February 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Bob expanded zulily’s Supply Chain, Customer Service and Studio Operations capabilities, and built a strong leadership team and innovative technology to drive service improvements and efficiencies.

Prior to zulily, Bob held several leadership roles with OHL, one of the world’s largest third-party logistics companies, where he served as President of Contract Logistics, and previously as CIO and Senior Vice President of Operations. Over his 14 years there, he helped build OHL from a small regional company to a $1.2 billion company with a global presence. Earlier in his career, Bob served as a General Manager with Arrow Electronics and as a Consultant with McKinsey & Company. Bob also was an Officer in the U.S. Army.

Bob will be based at QVC’s global headquarters in West Chester, Pa., and will also spend time at zulily’s Seattle headquarters.

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 360 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.

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Beauty iQ: QVC to launch the world’s first multiplatform beauty shopping network

Global leader in video and e-commerce is delivering live daily programming that combines social, retail and media as one; features beauty experts, influencers and brands

West Chester, Pa., 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beauty – all the time, anytime, anywhere. Today (October 25, 2016), QVC, Inc., the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, announced plans to launch the Beauty iQ network, the world’s first multiplatform beauty shopping experience, to engage beauty lovers everywhere. Within a month of going live on October 31, Beauty iQ will be viewable in over 40 million homes in the U.S. via distributors including DirecTV, U-verse, Dish and Roku. Through Beauty iQ, beauty lovers will be able to enjoy beauty programming 24/7, including live programming five nights a week, Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00 p.m. to midnight ET, and repeated immediately after for the West Coast audience.

The new beauty destination further bolsters QVC’s position as an innovative global, retail leader across digital and emerging platforms, at a dynamic time in the industry.

Beauty iQ will be a shoppable community for beauty lovers, experts and brands to discover their own true beauty, be inspired, and share their ideas and tips whenever they want, wherever they are. It will deliver the content they crave in one place that’s accessible everywhere – via the Beauty iQ network, BeautyiQ.com, QVC.com, on the QVC mobile app and via social channels including Facebook and Instagram.

“QVC has always been a trailblazer, creating the world’s most engaged shopping community that offers customers the combination of media, social and retail as one,” said Mike George, QVC President and CEO. “We have a 30-year history of discovering beauty brands and trends, and bringing new products to life by leveraging the best storytellers in the business, our experienced hosts and the innovators behind the brands. We know that an amazing shopping and entertainment experience knows no boundaries. We’ve listened to our customers and fans, and we know beauty is intrinsic to their lives. So we’re engaging with them on all the platforms they love and providing a new experience that caters to their passion for beauty.”

For QVC, the beauty category represented 17% of global sales in 2015. According to Euromonitor, the beauty industry in the U.S. generated revenues of $80 billion in 2015. Of that, $32 billion came from prestige beauty brands. Beauty iQ was inspired by QVC’s strategy to address one of the fastest growing categories in the U.S. retail industry.

Beauty iQ is expected to feature more than 50 prestige beauty brands including Givenchy, IT® Cosmetics, Edward Bess, Tarte, tatcha, Becca, Peter Thomas Roth, Josie Maran, and Nest and the experts behind them. This new shopping experience will highlight how-to tutorials, tips and experiences with products ranging from color cosmetics to fragrances and skin care.

“At IT Cosmetics, we believe that every woman is beautiful, and deserves to look and feel her most beautiful,” said IT Cosmetics co-founder and CEO Jamie Kern Lima. “Our relationship with QVC has allowed us to reach women across the country with this message. This is why we are so honored and excited to be part of QVC’s new Beauty iQ! This amazing platform will allow us to further spread the IT love, and transform the way women view their own beauty.”

Forward-Looking Statement
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about market conditions, market potential for Beauty iQ, the timing of the launch of Beauty iQ, the availability of Beauty iQ, the brands to be featured on Beauty iQ, the distribution platforms for Beauty iQ and other matters that are not historical fact. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, market acceptance of new products or services, the ability of QVC to secure distribution and content for Beauty iQ and for customers to access or view Beauty iQ, and sales demand from such customers. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and QVC expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in QVC’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of QVC, including the most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q, for additional information about QVC and about the risks and uncertainties related to QVC’s business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

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 360 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.

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QVC launches new Global Business Services (GBS) operation based in Krakow, Poland

West Chester, Pa., 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, Inc., a global leader in television, online and mobile retail, is launching today (10.11.16) a new Global Business Services (GBS) operation based in Krakow, Poland, with plans to hire 200 to 300 people over the next two years and accelerate and streamline global business growth.

The QVC-owned GBS organization is expected to help QVC maintain its competitive edge in a vastly changing, dynamic and competitive global retail marketplace by increasing operational efficiency and establishing world-class global business practices. Starting in 2017, QVC will centralize critical processes and services in certain areas of the company’s finance, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), and legal functions for its operations in the U.S., UK, Germany, Italy and France at the Krakow GBS. The estimated annual savings are USD $11 to $12 million once the GBS is fully operational.

“QVC is the world’s most powerful and engaging social shopping experience, reaching millions of people worldwide,” said Mike George, QVC president and CEO. “As we look to expand and adapt to a dynamic retail landscape, this model will allow us to continue to modernize how we operate as a global entity.”

Staffed by QVC team members, the new center will employ best practices, standardized procedures and shared systems to deliver high-value services to the business and increase operational efficiency.

The high-quality business environment and workforce with multilingual capabilities in Krakow will help QVC best prepare for continuous, strategic growth.

QVC is implementing a comprehensive training program for GBS employees to ensure delivery of the highest-value services to the business as well to create a values-driven employee experience for team members.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the number of GBS employees, the functions to be performed by the GBS, the impact of the GBS on QVC’s business, the estimated annual savings from the GBS and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, the ability of the GBS to perform the assigned functions, the ability of the GBS to manage costs and realize savings, and the ability of the GBS to attract and retain quality employees. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and QVC expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in QVC’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of QVC, including the most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q, for additional information about QVC and about the risks and uncertainties related to QVC’s business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

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 360 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S.JapanGermanyUnited KingdomItalyFrance 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.

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Zendaya supports fight against breast cancer and QVC’s 23rd annual charitable shoe sale

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every woman knows how confident a chic pair of shoes can make her feel, but come October, shoes will also have the power to help conquer cancer. This fall, Zendaya is joining forces with QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” by appearing in both print and television public service announcements supporting the 23rd annual charitable shoe sale. By embracing both her love of shoes and her desire to stomp out cancer, Zendaya is proving that shopping can truly be good for the sole.

During the annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast, a three-hour shopping extravaganza scheduled to air Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 9 PM (ET), shoe lovers will be treated to a selection of over 170 donated styles of shoes from more than 80 brands. In addition to offering shoppers a selection of styles guaranteed to sweep them off their feet, all shoes will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with a minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price** benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.

“Like most women, I love a great pair of shoes, and I especially love scoring a great deal,” said Zendaya. “Being a part of QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” allows me to share my passion for shoes with my fans while also demonstrating how fun it can be to contribute to such a worthwhile cause.”

“Each year, we look forward to collaborating with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York and providing our customers with a unique shopping experience that not only celebrates the joy of discovery but also the joy of giving back by standing as one against a disease that affects many,” said Mike George, President and CEO, QVC. “It is an honor to have Zendaya’s support this year and we have no doubt that her captivating spirit will endear her to viewers across the country.”

As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated more than $50 million, to date, for breast cancer research and education institutions.

“For over two decades, we have worked closely with QVC to put a spotlight on the importance of breast cancer research,” said Ron Fromm, President and CEO, FFANY. “It is an incredible opportunity to work with Zendaya on this year’s campaign, and we feel confident that the funds generated from QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” will bring us one step closer to eliminating this horrible disease once and for all.”

Beneficiaries for the 2016 QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event include: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program, The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Those wishing to support cutting-edge research at these organizations can go to ffany.org to make contributions and find out ways to join in and be part of this important effort.

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.

**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

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 360 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S.JapanGermanyUnited KingdomItalyFrance 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 the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation’s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.” Funds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2016 event: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program, The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org

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Liberty Interactive Corporation announces that zulily will join the QVC Group

Transaction Brings Together Leading “Joy of Discovery” Retailers to Expand Digital Footprint, Enhance Customer Experience, and Drive Global Growth

West Chester, Pa., 2015-8-18— /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, today announced that its parent, Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty Interactive”) (Nasdaq: QVCA, QVCB, LVNTA, LVNTB) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire zulily, inc. (“zulily”) (Nasdaq: ZU), a leading ecommerce site serving millennial moms and the digital-only generation, for approximately $2.4 billion. Under the proposed transaction, zulily will join the QVC Group to create a discovery-driven and experiential digital commerce powerhouse with appeal that spans generations of women.

Since its inception in 2010, zulily has emerged as a destination brand for millions of millennial customers, becoming one of the few retailers in history to exceed $1 billion in annual net sales in five years. Today, zulily brings young moms special finds every day, through desktop, mobile websites and mobile apps that feature a curated, constantly changing collection, spanning apparel, fashion accessories, children’s apparel, home décor, toys, gifts and more. With a vast network of 10,000 vendor partners, zulily offers thousands of new products every day from entrepreneurs and top brands, all at compelling values. Approximately 56% of its orders are placed over mobile devices.

Together, the QVC and zulily platforms represent combined annual revenues of more than $10 billion and 230 million units shipped globally to 19 million customers in 85 countries. Highly-complementary customer bases span generations of women, offering both companies the opportunity to extend their businesses beyond their respective core audiences. Adding zulily to the QVC Group allows QVC to reach an audience of young mothers who love to shop, and to accelerate its mobile leadership.

“QVC and zulily share a passion for creating a unique shopping experience that is rooted in discovery and brings carefully curated products to life. Together, we will further engage modern women who love to shop in new and compelling ways,” said Mike George, President and CEO, QVC, Inc. “As online shopping evolves, this partnership brings together two high-performing and highly-complementary leaders in ecommerce. We look forward to welcoming the talented zulily team to the QVC Group as our shared values and beliefs create an incredibly strong foundation for us to collaborate across all aspects of the business and transform how we serve customers in new, digital-first ways.”

“zulily and QVC are two distinctive customer centric brands that are passionate about delivering an exceptional shopping experience and surprising and delighting our customers, each and every day. There are tremendous opportunities to accelerate the growth of the zulily brand for our customers, our employees, and our vendors with QVC’s partnership.” said Darrell Cavens, President and CEO, zulily, Inc. “Together, zulily and QVC have complementary philosophies about our approach to entertaining and engaging our customers and we’ll now have the ability to unlock synergies for growth and deliver new ways to innovate on the discovery commerce model and change the way people shop.”

While each company will maintain its distinctive and powerful brand identity, this transaction will enable both businesses to expand their product lineup, brand portfolio, and vendor network in order to bring new, exciting experiences and value to their customers. Through zulily, QVC will have access to additional platforms to market its unique assortment, from Today’s Special Value to exclusive proprietary brands. QVC’s expertise and resources in attractive categories like Beauty, Home Décor and Apparel Special Sizes will enable zulily to expand its category offerings, and expose its customers to a distinctive shopping experience through joint on-air and online programming events.

Additionally, both companies will be positioned to thrive through intelligent cross-marketing to a combined customer base of 19 million and millions more email prospects, leveraging QVC’s deep expertise in analytics and zulily’s powerful personalization tools.

QVC will look to leverage zulily’s technologies, which use historical and real-time data to customize offerings for millions of customer touch points every day, to enhance customer engagement. QVC also sees opportunities to utilize zulily’s extraordinarily agile and efficient digital content production system. Meanwhile, zulily will explore incorporating QVC’s deep video expertise, as well as its flexible customer finance systems, to enhance its shopping experience, and unlock incremental demand on its own platforms.

With live programming broadcasting to nine countries on three continents, QVC remains focused on global growth, reflected in the August 2015 launch of QVC France. QVC sees opportunities to further accelerate zulily’s international growth through its local market knowledge, vendor relationships and platforms.

Together under the QVC Group, zulily and QVC will be able to leverage their combined scale, capabilities and customer bases to accelerate each company’s sales and deliver cost savings by leveraging their combined purchasing volumes.

In connection with the transaction, Mike George is being appointed to the Executive Committee of the Liberty Interactive Board of Directors and will serve on that committee with John Malone, Chairman of the Board of Liberty Interactive, and Greg Maffei, President and CEO, Liberty Interactive. Darrell Cavens will report directly to Mike and the other members of the Executive Committee.

Following the close of the transaction, QVC and zulily will operate under a management structure that enables each company to remain focused on its respective business, yet facilitates close collaboration to drive benefits across the combined organization. zulily’s President and CEO, Darrell Cavens, will continue to lead the business, and the rest of zulily’s senior management team, which has been instrumental in the success of the company, will remain in place and continue to report to him. zulily Chairman and co-founder Mark Vadon will join the Board of Liberty Interactive and provide strategic counsel and support to the companies.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approval and other conditions.

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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 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.

About zulily inc.
zulily (http://www.zulily.com) is a retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, shoes, home décor, toys, gifts and more. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. zulily was launched in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle. zulily’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ZU.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements, including statements about the proposed acquisition of zulily by Liberty Interactive, the realization of estimated synergies and benefits from the proposed acquisition, business strategies, market potential, future financial prospects, new services and offerings, and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, the satisfaction of conditions to the proposed acquisition and exchange offer. These forward looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and each of Liberty Interactive, QVC and zulily expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Liberty Interactive’s, QVC’s or zulily’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of Liberty Interactive, QVC and zulily, including the most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q, for additional information about Liberty Interactive, QVC and zulily and about the risks and uncertainties related to the business of each of Liberty Interactive, QVC and zulily which may affect the statements made in this press release.

Additional Information and Where to Find It
The exchange offer for the outstanding shares of zulily referenced in this communication has not yet commenced. This announcement is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of zulily or Liberty Interactive, or to purchase shares of Liberty Interactive, nor is it a substitute for the registration statement and exchange offer materials that Liberty Interactive and/or its acquisition subsidiary will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) upon commencement of the exchange offer. At the time the offer is commenced, Liberty Interactive and its acquisition subsidiary will file exchange offer materials on Schedule TO and a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC, and zulily will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the exchange offer. The exchange offer materials (including a Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, a related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information. Holders of shares of zulily are urged to read these documents when they become available because they will contain important information that holders of zulily securities should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their securities. The Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, will be made available to all holders of shares of zulily at no expense to them. The exchange offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Free copies of these documents will be made available by zulily by mail to zulily, inc., 2601 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98121, Attention: Erica Yamamoto and free copies of the exchange offer materials will be made available by Liberty Interactive by directing a request to Liberty Interactive, 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, CO, 80112, Attention: Investor Relations, Telephone (720) 875-5420. In addition to the Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, Liberty Interactive and zulily file annual, quarterly and special reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports or other information filed by Liberty Interactive or zulily at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Liberty Interactive’s and zulily’s filings with the SEC are also available to the public from commercial document-retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

QVC Contact
Diane Zappas
484-701-1433
Diane.Zappas@qvc.com

QVC announces the promotion of Mary Campbell to the position of Executive Vice President, US Commerce Platforms

West Chester, PA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, today announced the promotion of Mary Campbell to the position of Executive Vice President, US Commerce Platforms. Campbell, who reports to Mike George, president and chief executive officer of QVC, Inc., is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company’s TV, web, mobile, tablet and social while translating the QVC brand across all platforms to drive customer engagement and ecommerce sales.

“Mary has been a driver of our success over the past two decades and instrumental in delivering a seamless, consistent and engaging experience to QVC customers,” said George. “Through her continued leadership and guidance, we’ll remain at the forefront of innovation in commerce by expanding our TV programming and maintaining our leadership in ecommerce and mobile.”

QVC’s mobile commerce business has grown steadily year over year, currently accounting for 37 percent of U.S. ecommerce revenue in the second quarter 2014. Additionally, QVC is the third largest mobile commerce player among multi-category retailers according to the 2015 Internet Retailer Mobile 500.

Since joining QVC in 1991, Campbell has held leadership roles across the business, including Merchandising, Planning and Commerce Platforms. In her most recent role as SVP Commerce Platforms, Campbell led the expansion of QVC’s broadcast by launching two new TV distribution channels, over-the-air and QVC Plus™. QVC Plus, which now reaches approximately 47 million homes, offers the same programming as the main QVC channel with a three-hour delay along with unique live and pre-produced programming. Campbell was also instrumental in enhancing QVC’s digital experience through the creation of the company’s first social shopping community, toGather®, the redesign of the QVC for iPad application, and the implementation of responsive design for QVC’s website.

Campbell will continue to be based at QVC’s global headquarters in West Chester, Pa.

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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 LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION
Liberty Interactive Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Those interests are currently attributed to two tracking stock groups: the QVC Group (formerly referred to as the Liberty Interactive Group) and the Liberty Ventures Group. The businesses and assets attributed to the QVC Group (Nasdaq: QVCA, QVCB) consist of Liberty Interactive’s subsidiary, QVC, Inc., and its interest in HSN, Inc., and the businesses and assets attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group (Nasdaq: LVNTA, LVNTB) consist of all of Liberty Interactive Corporation’s businesses and assets other than those attributed to the QVC Group, including its interest in Expedia, its subsidiaries Provide Commerce, Inc., Backcountry.com, Inc., Bodybuilding.com, Inc., Commerce Technologies, Inc., LMC Right Start, Inc. and Evite, Inc., and minority interests in Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, Lending Tree and Interval Leisure Group.

 

QVC Group tracking stock now trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols “QVCA” and “QVCB,” respectively

QVC Group Series A and Series B Common Stock Trade Under the Symbols “QVCA” and “QVCB”

West Chester, PA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, announced that the tracking stock for the QVC Group is now trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols “QVCA” and “QVCB,” respectively. QVC’s parent, Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty”) (Nasdaq: QVCA, QVCB, LVNTA, LVNTB), has recently realigned Liberty’s businesses to create a pure play multimedia retail tracking stock that will track the performance of QVC, Inc. and Liberty’s approximately 38% interest in HSN, Inc., as well as cash and certain liabilities, and the tracking stock group formerly known as the Interactive Group is now known as the QVC Group.

The QVC Group tracking stock allows investors to more closely track QVC’s strong performance, including its leadership in mobile ecommerce and its visionary innovations that provide customers with a seamless, integrated shopping experience across all digital platforms. It also provides greater clarity and visibility into QVC’s operational and financial results.

Mike George, President & CEO of QVC, Inc., stated, “QVC has emerged as a clear leader in the retail space. Our multichannel approach provides an engaging and immersive shopping experience that fosters meaningful relationships and customer loyalty. The QVC tracking stock is a testament to both our progress and future growth potential. As we build upon our track record of top-line expansion, industry-leading margins, and prudent capital allocation, we look forward to delivering increasing value to our shareholders.”

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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 LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION
Liberty Interactive Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Those interests are currently attributed to two tracking stock groups: the QVC Group (formerly referred to as the Liberty Interactive Group) and the Liberty Ventures Group. The businesses and assets attributed to the QVC Group (Nasdaq: QVCA, QVCB) consist of Liberty Interactive’s subsidiary, QVC, Inc., and its interest in HSN, Inc., and the businesses and assets attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group (Nasdaq: LVNTA, LVNTB) consist of all of Liberty Interactive Corporation’s businesses and assets other than those attributed to the QVC Group, including its interest in Expedia, its subsidiaries Provide Commerce, Inc., Backcountry.com, Inc., Bodybuilding.com, Inc., Commerce Technologies, Inc., LMC Right Start, Inc. and Evite, Inc., and minority interests in Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, Lending Tree and Interval Leisure Group.

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