Kohl’s and Sephora Announce Major Long-Term Strategic Partnership Bringing Transformative Prestige Beauty Experience to Millions of Consumers

  • 200 “Sephora at Kohl’s” locations open in fall 2021, at least 850 locations by 2023
  • Omnichannel partnership, launch of Sephora on Kohls.com in 2021
  • Sephora to bring its unique immersive prestige beauty experience with more than 100 brands to Kohl’s

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) and Sephora today announced a long-term strategic partnership to create a new era of elevated Beauty at Kohl’s, marrying Kohl’s expansive customer reach and omnichannel convenience with Sephora’s prestige service, product selection and exceptional beauty experience.

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Sephora at Kohl's Interior Rendering (Photo: Business Wire)

Sephora at Kohl’s Interior Rendering (Photo: Business Wire)

Sephora at Kohl’s” will be a fully-immersive, premium beauty destination, designed within a 2,500 square foot space and prominently located at the front of the store. When the first 200 locations open in Fall 2021, the Kohls.com online beauty selection will also convert to exclusively showcase an expanded assortment of Sephora’s prestige product offerings. The partnership will expand into at least 850 stores by 2023, offering an expansive footprint, a wide-reaching customer base and unmatched visibility for Sephora’s brand partners within the prestige environment in which they thrive.

Sephora is the largest specialty beauty retailer in the world and the industry’s most renowned global innovator. With its cutting-edge curation of brands and emerging categories like Clean, Sephora will bring its unique, playful trial and immersive prestige beauty experience, with more than 100 carefully curated beauty brands to Kohl’s 65 million customers across the U.S. Kohl’s, with a deep focus of serving the everyday needs for the whole family, is reimagining and accelerating the company’s ambition to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle.

“The Kohl’s and Sephora partnership will bring a transformational, elevated beauty experience to Kohl’s from the top global name in beauty,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer. “This new collaboration is an excellent example of two customer-centric, purpose-driven companies leveraging each other’s strengths to make aspirational beauty far more accessible to millions of customers all across the country. It’s an extraordinary time of change, and I am thrilled to partner with Sephora, a brand that shares our values and our passion for innovation and reinvention. Today’s announcement is a perfect illustration of the bold moves we are making at Kohl’s to accelerate our growth and reimagine our future for the next era of retail.”

“At Sephora, delivering a strong client experience through passionate employees is at the heart of who we are, and we are thrilled to find a partner who shares this identity. This is not a pop-up collaboration, but an investment our brand partners can rely on for the long-term; as a company with a history of sustained decades-long partnerships, Sephora has every confidence in the future of this collaboration and the unique experiences it will bring to consumers across the U.S.,” said Jean-André Rougeot, President & CEO of Sephora Americas. “Our partnership will be built on expanding

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Gators Announce Capacity, Safety Info For Men’s, Women’s Basketball

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continuing to interrupt everyday lives and the sporting world as a whole, the Florida Gators basketball attendance for both the men’s and women’s team will look a lot different this 2020-21 season.

Announced on Tuesday, the Gators will play host to just 2,200 of the typical capacity of 10,133 fans. This was “a number arrived at in consultation with UF Health officials. The Gators will also follow COVID-19 safety protocols established by the SEC Medical Guidance Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the school said in its press release.

As we’ve seen throughout the fall, the Gators, along with other programs around the country, have seen a loss of fan attendance with the Florida football team at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium allowing a maximum of just 17,000 fans to attend games. The basketball teams at O’Connell Center will be no different.

There will also be strict guidelines set in place, much like for football, all fans will be required to wear face coverings – both the nose and mouth – throughout the duration of the game. “Failure to comply with this important health guideline could result in loss of ticket privileges.”

The arena will include signage and other additions such as additional hand sanitizer stations that will reinforce safety measures to limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tickets for the games this season will be handled completely digitally and the university has asked for fans to pre-load their tickets on their Apple Wallets or Google Pay apps prior to arriving at the arena. All seating will be handled in pods of two and four, and single-game tickets for the Men’s team will go on sale at a later date. All Women’s team tickets are single-game and are already on sale.  

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HP and Shutterfly Announce Record HP Indigo Digital Press Rollout to Accelerate Personalized Gift and Photo Printing Markets

New fleet positions leading US digital print provider for expanding ecommerce business

Photo gifts

Shutterfly photo gifts printed on HP Indigo
Shutterfly photo gifts printed on HP Indigo
Shutterfly photo gifts printed on HP Indigo

Holiday cards

Personalized holiday cards provided by Shutterfly
Personalized holiday cards provided by Shutterfly
Personalized holiday cards provided by Shutterfly

HP Indigo digital printing technology

Shutterfly adopts new HP Indigo 100K Digital Press solution in rollout
Shutterfly adopts new HP Indigo 100K Digital Press solution in rollout
Shutterfly adopts new HP Indigo 100K Digital Press solution in rollout

News Highlights

  • HP Indigo supplying Shutterfly a new fleet of more than 60 digital presses in landmark deal

  • Agreement for advanced HP Indigo digital presses is biggest HP customer rollout to date

  • Relationship deepens amid growth in digital printing and personalization business

PALO ALTO, Calif. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and Shutterfly, the world’s leading online retailer of personalized products, today announced a landmark expansion of their strategic relationship to deliver next-level productivity to supply the growing ecommerce market of photo gifts and photo products.

Shutterfly is investing in more than 60 new high-performance HP Indigo Digital Presses to drive higher productivity for its range of high-quality, photo-based and personalized products including photo gifts, photo books, school portraits, holiday cards, and home decor.

The agreement with Shutterfly, the leading US supplier of HP Indigo digital print, is the largest single customer order to date for the HP Graphics business. Now underway, the rollout includes next-generation, high-productivity B2 sized HP Indigo 100K digital presses, high versatility HP Indigo 12000 digital presses, as well as significant investment in web-fed photo presses to transform photo portrait printing to digital.

“Over our 20+ year legacy, Shutterfly has committed to investing in the best and most innovative technology to fuel our business, delivering high-quality products to our customers, hosts and partners,” said Shutterfly Inc.’s chief operating officer Dwayne Black. “This latest upgrade of our HP Indigo fleet continues that investment in quality, productivity and innovation, with significant advancements in speed and automation that help us deliver even higher quality products to our customers, even faster at a time when sharing tangible memories is more important than ever.”

The annual global photo printing and merchandise market is expected to reach a value of $3.117 billion by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of 8.1% during 2021-2026, compared with USD 1.7960 billion in 2019.1

“Today more than ever before, tangible, personalized experiences are becoming more precious. Consumers are looking for quick turnaround, alongside real-to-life photo quality. We at HP Indigo are proud to be Shutterfly’s provider of choice in making this a reality,” said Haim Levit, general manager, HP Indigo.

In this latest wave of installations, Shutterfly is investing across three HP Indigo press generations and formats. Shutterfly was one of the first customer beta sites for the new 29-inch format HP Indigo 100K, engineered for high productivity and nonstop printing while delivering Indigo’s renowned digital offset look and feel. Shutterfly’s new HP Indigo 12000 presses loaded with a value pack deliver higher end

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Gap Inc. and Afterpay Announce New Partnership In Time for Holiday Shopping

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Afterpay (ASX:APT), the leader in “Buy Now, Pay Later” payments, announced today that it has partnered with Gap Inc. to bring flexible spending to Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta shoppers just in time for the holidays. Now, consumers who shop these brands online will have the option to choose Afterpay at checkout to pay in four interest-free installments.

The addition of Gap Inc. is part of a successful first quarter for Afterpay, during which the company’s active customers grew to 6.5 million in the U.S. market, averaging 15,000 new customers per day. The partnership is a response to customers actively requesting that Gap Inc. brands be added to the Afterpay’s Shop Directory, a request that’s being met with enthusiasm by both the Afterpay and Gap Inc. teams.

As a global retailer with a portfolio of lifestyle brands, Gap Inc. is the largest company to offer Afterpay’s buy now, pay later offering. Gap Inc.’s world-class ecommerce platform also enables customers to shop across Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, as well as Gap Factory and Banana Republic Factory, and check out, all in a single transaction. The addition of Afterpay is part of Gap Inc.’s strategy to offer customers more freedom and flexibility when shopping online.

“Collaborating with Afterpay gives our customers the power of choice when shopping across our family of brands,” said John Strain, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Gap Inc. “By adding Afterpay to our other payment options, we’re able to provide a more customized shopping experience, give our customers additional convenience and control, and reach a younger demographic who may not have been able to shop with us before.”

“We are proud to partner with Gap Inc. to bring Afterpay to such a powerful set of brands and their customers,” said Melissa Davis, Afterpay’s Head of North America. “This partnership stems from our shared desire to enhance the digital shopping experience for the very valuable Millennial and Gen Z consumer who prefer to spend their own money and pay over time with Afterpay.”

Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta join Afterpay’s growing merchant base in the U.S., which is now up to nearly 14k active merchants.

About Afterpay Limited
Afterpay Limited (ASX: APT) is transforming the way we pay by allowing customers to receive products immediately and pay for their purchases over four installments, always interest-free. The service is completely free for customers who pay on time  – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest, fees or extended debt. As at September 30, 2020 Afterpay is offered by nearly 63,000 of the world’s favourite retailers, and is used by more than 11 million active customers globally.  

Afterpay is currently available in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom, where it is known as Clearpay.  Afterpay is on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins.

About Gap Inc.
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Zendaya Covers ‘Elle’, Ulta Beauty and Target Announce Partnership

Plus, Julia Sarr-Jamois named fashion director at British “Vogue.”

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Zendaya covers Elle
Zendaya covers Elle for the magazine’s December/January issue, wearing a series of bold looks styled by Law Roach. For the cover story, the actress chats with Timothée Chalamet about her Emmy win, what it was like making “Malcolm & Marie” in quarantine and the importance of joy. {Elle

Ulta Beauty and Target announce partnership
On Tuesday, Ulta Beauty announced that it will place shop-in-shops in more than 100 Target locations beginning next year. According to an official press release, the “strategic, long-term partnership” will create expanded access to curated prestige brands, expert-trained beauty consultants and loyalty benefits.  {Fashionista inbox} 

Julia Sarr-Jamois named fashion director at British Vogue
Julia Sarr-Jamois has been named the fashion director at British Vogue. The former fashion editor-at-large for the magazine shared the news on Monday in an Instagram post, writing that the promotion is an “actual dream come true.” {@sarrjamois/Instagram} 

Can Supreme keep its cool post-acquisition?
What happens to Supreme — the underground brand “built on the principle of scarcity” — now that its founder James Jebbia has sold it to VF Corporation? A day after the deal went public, Vanessa Friedman delves into the implications of the acquisition. “Perhaps this simply marks the end of the inevitable journey that comes to all great disruptive brands that begin life as outsiders,” Friedman writes for The New York Times. “They subvert the status quo only to pique the interest of the dominant players, who absorb their strategies and then go on to absorb the actual source.” {The New York Times

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Target and Ulta Beauty Announce Strategic Partnership

Target and Ulta Beauty, two trusted retail leaders that excel in curation, omnichannel engagement and guest-centric experiences, will together create a new way for beauty enthusiasts to discover exciting prestige brands. The partnership brings Ulta Beauty’s best-in-class beauty authority to millions of guests who love the ease and convenience of Target’s one-stop shopping experience. It also provides beauty brands an opportunity to expand and grow in a new, industry-leading omnichannel retail experience.

“The durable strategy we have built has made Target a top retail destination. The ease and convenience of our stores and fulfillment services provide broad reach and relevance for the curated brands our guests love,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, Target. “In partnership with Ulta Beauty, a company that shares our deep guest focus, we are able to expand our growing beauty business with new, exciting brands, an immersive experience, and loyalty benefits to transform how our guests shop for all their beauty needs.”

“Ulta Beauty at Target reflects further evolution in our omnichannel strategy, rooted in unlocking the potential of our physical and digital footprints, creating more seamless shopping opportunities for our loyal guests and continuing to lead the beauty industry. More than ever before, now is the time for innovation in retail,” said Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty. “This partnership is an amazing way to further reimagine guest experiences with a partner who shares our company values. We are thrilled to bring our beauty expertise, unparalleled assortment and digital innovation to life in a new channel to delight and deepen loyalty with our existing guests and introduce Ulta Beauty to new guests.”

Ulta Beauty at Target

Ulta Beauty at Target will debut at more than 100 Target locations starting in 2021, with plans to scale to hundreds more over time. The planned locations will complement Ulta Beauty’s current store footprint, welcoming new guests to the brand and building upon Target’s existing assortment of beauty options.

The distinctive, branded shop-in-shop will operate as an extension of the welcoming Ulta Beauty experience, mirroring the retailers’ existing stores and designed to discover established and emerging prestige brands. With approximately 1,000 square feet of retail space, Ulta Beauty at Target will be prominently located next to the existing beauty section.

To bring Ulta Beauty’s industry-leading expertise and established guest-centric experiences to life, the company will train newly hired Target team members to serve as experts on prestige beauty offerings, aligning to Target’s focus on providing guest service with deep product expertise. The shop-in-shop is expected to be enhanced with Ulta Beauty’s immersive, in-store digital discovery tools such as GLAMLab, a virtual try-on tool that provides safe trial across beauty categories.

Guests who shop Ulta Beauty at Target online will enjoy free shipping available for qualifying orders as well as Target’s industry leading, same-day fulfillment services, Drive Up, Order Pickup and Shipt same-day delivery at participating store locations. As always, Drive-Up and Order Pickup are free on all orders.

The online experience on Target.com and the Target

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Glamhive Founder Stephanie Sprangers and Celebrity Stylist Jennifer Rade Announce Digital Fall Style and Beauty Summit

Conference will bring leaders in the style and beauty industries together to talk about fashion, beauty, and wellness.

Glamhive announced its third online conference to be held on November 14. The Glamhive Digital Fall Style and Beauty Summit will bring together top fashion and beauty leaders, from Sarah Jessica Parker’s stylist to Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist. The innovative leaders will discuss all things fashion, wellness, beauty, and more. Stephanie Sprangers and Jennifer Rade will co-host the event.

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The Glamhive Digital Fall Style and Beauty Summit will bring together top fashion and beauty leaders (Graphic: Mary Kay Inc.)

“I’m excited to co-host the Glamhive LIVE Fall Style and Beauty summit with Stephanie. We’re bringing together the most amazing stylists, makeup artists, hairstylists, designers, & entrepreneurs in the world to share everything we’ve learned—from how we got started to all our tips and tricks on how to have great personal style,” said Jennifer Rade, celebrity stylist and costume designer. Jennifer is one of the busiest stylists working today. Her clientele has ranged from A-List stars Angelina Jolie, Abbie Cornish, Cher, and Jenna Fischer, to musicians Lady A, Pink, Marilyn Manson, Dave Matthews, Amy Winehouse, Motley Crue, and Tina Turner. Her work has been featured in many publications, including W, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, GQ, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar.

“Glamhive’s vision is to make personal styling available to everyone, everywhere, and our digital events are a wonderful extension of that. This year has enabled us to bring our events to everyone, everywhere so that people who are fashion and beauty enthusiasts or work in the industry can learn from the best in the business,” said Stephanie Sprangers, Glamhive founder. Sprangers is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glamhive, the online personal styling service that brings expert personal stylists and makeup artists—recruited directly from Hollywood and Instagram—to everyone. Glamhive has developed proprietary software that allows stylists to take clients through a styling experience that is 100% online, allowing people to work with stylists anywhere in the world.

The all-day, ticketed event will feature 22 segments with 50-plus speakers. Below is an overview of some of the topics that will be covered by their all-star speaker line-up.

TOPICS:

  • Zoom Style: Having Great (and Comfortable) Style

  • The Making of a Fashion Stylist

  • Foundations First

  • How Your Home Environment Impacts Your Mood and Reflects Your Style

  • How to Build the Wardrobe of Your Dreams

  • 360 Style — The Interplay of Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe

  • Entrepreneurship — The Courage to Go For Your Dreams

  • Future of the Red Carpet

  • French Girl Chic and Our Obsession with Emily in Paris

  • Shape Matters — Love Yourself and Your Shape

  • Style Your Health – Boosting Your Energy and Immunity

  • Skincare Basics: Coaching Clients on Self-Care

  • Iconic Style + How to Make a Statement with Your Style

SPEAKERS:

Speakers include celebrity stylists, makeup artists, image-makers who work with the biggest names in Hollywood and beyond, including:

Angelina Jolie, Mandy

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Rainbow’s Jisook And Lee Doo Hee Announce Date And Share Photos For Wedding

Former Rainbow member Jisook has confirmed the date of her wedding to Lee Doo Hee and the couple have released new wedding photos!

Jisook and Lee Doo Hee went public with their relationship in October 2019 and announced their marriage in June of this year while appearing on the MBC reality program “Don’t Be Jealous.” The couple will hold their wedding on October 31. Read the full statement from Jisook’s agency below:

Hello.

This is Starit Entertainment.

Today we’re here to relay happy news regarding Jisook’s marriage.

Jisook plans to hold her wedding on October 31 at an undisclosed location.

Due to COVID-19, they’ve been preparing carefully for their wedding. In consideration of the situation, both parties only invited their family and close friends and plan to hold a quiet ceremony, so we ask for your understanding over the fact that the details will be kept private.

We want to genuinely thank everyone who has always shown Jisook lots of love and support and we ask that you warmly congratulate Jisook in the future as she sets off on a new beginning.

We will work harder in the future to show you a good image.

Thank you.

Watch “Don’t Be Jealous” below!

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