Zalando launches Beauty category to German customers spring 2018

Zalando launches Beauty category to German customers spring 2018


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

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

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

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

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


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Starbucks® store in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) set to open in Spring 2018

Starbucks® store in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) set to open in Spring 2018


  • New Starbucks® store in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) will create local jobs, partner with minority owned contractors and suppliers, and offer in-store job skills training programs to youth as part of the company’s strategy to invest in at least 15 underserved communities across the U.S. by 2018
  • A similar Starbucks® store in Jamaica, Queens, has provided in-store retail skills training to more than 60 youth since opening in March 2016; 347 more local youth have benefitted through Starbucks partnerships with Queens Community House (QCH) and YMCA’s Y Roads Centers
  • Starbucks has since expanded the initiative to Ferguson, Mo.; Englewood in Chicago’s Southside; East Baltimore; Phoenix; and Long Beach, Calif.; three stores opening soon in Seattle, Miami Gardens and Birmingham

BROOKLYN, N.Y., 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — An estimated 18% of youth in Brooklyn are disconnected from employment and educational opportunities, a challenge that is compounded in the Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) neighborhood with 23.1% youth unemployment[1]. In response, Starbucks plans to deepen its investment in the community and open its first store in Bed-Stuy, at 774 Broadway, dedicated to supporting local jobs and economic development. The store is a key part of the company’s initiative to invest in at least 15 underserved communities across the U.S. by 2018 by hiring locally, partnering with local nonprofit organizations to provide in-store job-skills training for youth, and working with local women- and minority-owned contractors, suppliers and vendors. The first of these Starbucks® stores opened in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., in early 2016, which paved the way for five similar stores in Ferguson, Mo., central Phoenix, Englewood in Chicago’s Southside, East Baltimore, and Long Beach, Calif.

“We believe Starbucks can play a meaningful role in creating job opportunities, while supporting ongoing efforts to drive economic revitalization,” said Carla Ruffin, regional director for Starbucks retail operations in Brooklyn. “As a Brooklynite, I am proud to see Starbucks making a long-term investment in Bed-Stuy in the form of a new store, and serve as a warm and welcoming place for our Bed-Stuy customers to come together over coffee. We look forward to working with the community in the months ahead to support economic development and open the kind of store Bed-Stuy residents can be proud of.”

Set to open in Spring 2018, Starbucks plans to work with local women- and minority owned contractors for the construction of the Bed-Stuy store, and is looking to partner with a minority-owned business in the area for a locally sourced product to feature in the café. It will also be the first Starbucks® store in Brooklyn to include a unique in-store job training space. Working with a local nonprofit organization, Starbucks plans to provide Bed-Stuy youth ages 16 to 24 with a free multi-week job skills training program – based on Starbucks own renowned customer service curriculum. When trainings are not in session, the room will be available for local groups to use for meetings and dialogue – serving as a hub for members of the community.

“Starbucks will be a welcome addition to our community, and I’m particularly excited that this new store will be focused on helping provide economic opportunities and job training for young people from our neighborhood,” said New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy.  “As Chair of the City Council’s Small Business Committee, I believe Starbucks is creating a model for other businesses that further demonstrates that running a successful business and investing in local contractors, suppliers and youth are not mutually exclusive.”

“I’m excited to welcome Starbucks new store to Bed-Stuy,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. “This innovative concept will bring jobs, mentorship, and training opportunities for our neighborhood’s young people. This store will brew the next generation of leaders in Bed-Stuy and ensure that area youth will have a venue to access resources, meet new people, and get the skills they need to enter the job market, all while enjoying a cup of coffee.”

For Starbucks, the Bed-Stuy store marks an important milestone in a series of initiatives the company has championed across the country to create greater economic opportunities for young people as part of its nationwide commitment to hire at least 100,000 Opportunity Youth – 16-24-year-olds who face barriers to employment and opportunity – by 2020. To date, the company has hired more than 40,000 opportunity youth in stores across the country and has brought more than 50 companies together to further scale this hiring effort through the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™.

Starbucks in Jamaica, Queens, Brings Community Together

Since opening the first of these stores at 89th & Sutphin in Jamaica, Queens in March 2016, Starbucks store manager Alisha Wrencher and her team of partners (employees), have been working to bring young people, customers, civic leaders and local businesses together with the shared goal of creating opportunities in the neighborhood.

Their daily efforts to drive connections with customers and invite the community to engage with the space have paid off. In addition to meeting and often surpassing their sales targets, the team has some of the highest partner engagement and retention in the area. Of the 23 partners hired at opening a year ago, 18 partners are still employed at this store, and 14 are from the Jamaica, Queens, neighborhood. Two partners have already been promoted to Assistant Store Manager and Shift Supervisor, four partners have earned the Barista Trainer position, and one partner is now a certified Starbucks Coffee Master.

Like similar Starbucks® stores in Ferguson, Mo.; Englewood in the Southside of Chicago; central Phoenix; Long Beach in California; and East Baltimore, the onsite job-skills training space at 89th & Sutphin is a key differentiator of the store. Two nonprofit organizations with long histories in Jamaica – Queens Community House (QCH) and YMCA’s Y Roads Centers – have used the store’s unique in-store classroom space to host job training programs for young people in Jamaica between the ages of 16 to 24 who have faced barriers to jobs and education. Since March 2016, more than 60 young people have completed the training curriculum, complete with instruction on the basics of customer service, barista skills and food-safety certifications that will be applicable for positions in a variety of retail or customer service roles. Nearly all participants have found work locally. The program has also allowed both organizations to extend the Starbucks curriculum to youth enrolled in other job training programs, indirectly benefitting an additional 347 young men and women over the last year.

When not in use for trainings, the store’s community meeting space serves as a hub for local organizations to use. For example, Life Camp, a local non-profit that aims to develop teens and adults into peer leaders, uses the Community Room every Friday and Sunday evening to plan and organize upcoming community events.

In the past year, the store has become part of the fabric of the Jamaica, Queens, community. Wrencher, a Jamaica, Queens native herself, received a certificate of recognition from the New York State Assembly and local New York Police Department precinct for her support and engagement with the community, and was recently invited to speak to attendees at a local women’s empowerment conference about the importance of education, making responsible decisions and overcoming personal challenges. Poetry Night is hosted the last Saturday of every month, and game nights have been organized to give young people a safe place to socialize. The store also hosts Partner Skills Workshops, Arts and Crafts events, and community service projects, in addition to Coffee with a Cop conversations designed to help strengthen ties between police officers and community members. At Thanksgiving, partners walked the streets and fed the homeless. And last September, Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz visited the store with Grammy- and Academy Award-winning performer, Common, as part of a Turn Up the Vote party in the neighborhood calling for greater engagement by voters in the community, and across the nation.

[1] Data2Go and Measure of America, Youth Disconnection in New York City

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 25,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit our stores or online at and


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Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills shopping centre, in Greater Toronto, Ontario to open in spring 2018

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills shopping centre, in Greater Toronto, Ontario. The approximately 35,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The property is owned and managed by Ivanhoé Cambridge.

The new Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills will be located next to Highway 400 north of downtownToronto. Fellow Vaughan Mills tenants include HR2, Winners, H&M, Forever 21, J.Crew and Lululemon.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70 percent off regular prices.Nordstrom Rack merchandise, available at Rack stores and at, comes from Nordstrom stores, as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands available at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

“We look forward to offering customers another place to shop for the brands they love at great prices by adding a Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills, in addition to our previously announced One Bloor location,” said Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Canada. “We’re hopeful this will give customers north of the city a more convenient shopping experience.”

“We are delighted to welcome Nordstrom Rack to Vaughan Mills,” said Roman Drohomirecki, Chief Operating Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge Retail. “The addition of Nordstrom Rack will broaden the centre’s merchandising appeal with a strong apparel offering. We have no doubt that it will further enhanceVaughan Mills’ regional draw and meet our shoppers’ high expectations.”

Nordstrom first announced plans to expand to Canada in 2012 and to date has opened three full-line stores: in Calgary at CF Chinook Centre on September 19, 2014, CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa on March 6, 2015, and CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver on September 18, 2015. The company will open three additional full-line stores in the Toronto area, including CF Toronto Eaton Centre on September 16, 2016, Yorkdale Shopping Centre on October 21, 2016 and CF Sherway Gardens in fall 2017. Nordstrom Rack One Bloor will open in Toronto in spring 2018.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through, and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About Vaughan Mills
A designated tourist attraction, Vaughan Mills is a true destination, capturing the best attributes of a super-regional centre, an outlet centre, and an entertainment venue set in an ambience of distinctive design and architecture. Over 13 million shoppers, families and tourists visit Vaughan Mills year after year for a shopping experience that includes: 18 specialty anchors, a mix of full-price and branded outlets, entertainment components and unique dining options, all within seven themed neighbourhoods and seven themed transition courts. Vaughan Mills includes attractions such as Canada’s first and only LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and Canada’s flagship Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. The powerful retail mix includes unique concepts, such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, hr2 Holt Renfrew, Calvin Klein Outlet, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret PINK, A|X Armani Exchange Outlet, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Michael Kors Outlet, Aritzia, The Outlet by Harry Rosen,Cole Haan, Vince Camuto, TUMI, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, and many more.

About Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently with a long-term view to optimize risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in close to 500 properties, consisting primarily of office, retail, residential and logistics real estate. Ivanhoé Cambridge held more than Cdn $55 billion in assets as at December 31, 2015. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (, one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For more information, visit

Jessica Canfield
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-4250

Sébastien Théberge
Ivanhoé Cambridge
(866) 456-3342

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.