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Period: May 15, 2013 to June 1, 2013
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Sephora Launches Cosmetics Collection, Will Donate Part Of Sales To Nonprofits

Cosmetics retailer Sephora launched the YOU + SEPHORA cosmetic collection to benefit the company's partner nonprofit organizations. Retailing at $20, the limited edition collection will be available from June 1, 2013, at the company's retail stores and on Sephora.com. Part of the retailer's Values Inside Out nonprofit initiative, the project will donate $13 for each bag sold in-store to the store's chosen charity, while bags sold online will benefit the American Heart Association. Each collection includes a cosmetics pouch, a mini lips gloss, gold glitter liquid eyeliner, and nail polish.

"Beauty is Inside and Out as Sephora Launches YOU + SEPHORA Cosmetic Collection To Benefit Charities Across the US", PR Newswire, May 28, 2013

Henkel Joins Industry Event Promoting Sustainable Consumption

Henkel participated in the 2013 Efficient Consumer Response Europe Conference and Marketplace, an event for the consumer goods industry. Henkel contributed to the discussion aimed at how all stakeholders in the value chain can cooperate to promote sustainable consumption. Franz Speer, corporate director for industry affairs at Henkel's laundry and home care department, headed a forum which allowed participants, including Belgium-based retailer Colruyt, the Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, to present their perspectives and initiatives on sustainability. For its part, Henkel shared the findings of its investigation into consumer purchasing behavior, which included interviewing about 30,000 consumers in 22 countries.

"Focusing on sustainable consumption", Henkel, May 15, 2013

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Nespresso Coffee Farmers In Colombia Have Higher Income And Productivity Levels, Study Shows

Coffee farmers who are participating in Nespresso's AAA Sustainable Quality Program in Colombia have better socio-economic conditions, including higher income, better living conditions, and enhanced farm productivity, according to a study by CRECE. Developed in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, the program aims to produce high-quality green coffee while improving sustainable farming practices and helping promote the welfare of coffee farmers. Results of the study also showed program farmers have a net income more than 40 percent higher than those of farmers not participating in the program in 2011. Higher income lets coffee farmers invest in more fertilizers and resilient coffee varieties, the study also revealed.

"Coffee farmers in Nespresso sustainability programme enjoy better economic and social conditions, study finds", Nestle, May 16, 2013

IRI And SPINS Partner To Promote Consumer Insights-Driven Growth Of Organic Products Industry

Information Resources, Inc. and SPINS LLC announced a partnership aimed at promoting the growth of the natural and organic products industry by combining SPINS' unique natural and organic food segmentation and industry expertise with IRI's Consumer Network household panel. As a result of the collaboration, consumer products goods manufacturers and retailers will be able to identify and market natural products more effectively, according to the partners. Also, the collaborators claim their approach will enable manufacturers and retailers to understand and segmentize consumers, based on how they think, shop, and buy.

"IRI and SPINS Partnership to Drive New Insights and Accelerated Growth of Natural/Organic Industry", IRI, May 15, 2013

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