Boldface, Kardashians ink licensing deal for color cosmetics
LOS ANGELES — Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.
Khroma Beauty aims to offer products at affordable pricing with how-to insider and behind-the-scenes tips provided by the Kardashians and their make-up artists via Twitter and YouTube.
Boldface founders Nicole Ostoya and Robin Coe-Hutshing, bring expertise in fragrance, color and treatment product development in all channels of distribution from prestige to mass, as well as access to celebrities of all levels. The pair co-founded the design and development firm Gold Grenade in 2010, which focuses on product development and design that has launched two new brands, The New Black and Kissing Elixirs. The brands are sold in Sephora, Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Henri Bendel, Beauty.com, Mecca Cosmetica AU, Beautyhabit, Shoppers Drug, Murale and other stores worldwide.
Boldface intends to expand its licensing to represent a series of relevant celebrities and designers in the categories of beauty, fragrance, cosmetics and home fragrance in multiple channels of distribution.
Wegmans to award $5 million in employee scholarships for upcoming school year
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,686 employees, totaling $5.1 million for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year — the largest number of scholarships ever awarded by Wegmans in a single year, the grocer reported Thursday.
Since the program began in 1984, more than 26,500 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $85 million.
“We want to help our people learn and grow so they can have success in reaching their goals,” stated Wegmans president Colleen Wegman. “We’re especially pleased to see the number of scholarships grow and to help a greater number of employees on the path to higher education.”
Part-time employee scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,500 a year for four years (a maximum of $6,000), and full-time employees can receive up to $2,200 a year for four years (up to $8,800 total). No limit is placed on the number of scholarships awarded each year, and no restrictions are made on a student’s course of study.
Many scholarship winners have stayed with Wegmans after college, pursuing careers within the company.
Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppler accepts check from Rite Aid for Children’s Miracle Network
NEW YORK — Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppler was on hand at the Rite Aid store in New York’s Grand Central Terminal Friday to accept a check from the retail pharmacy chain for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Rite Aid’s New York stores raised $348,880 for the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York through a Miracle Balloon campaign, including $7,000 raised by the Grand Central store. Rite Aid has been raising money for the organization since 1994.
Also appearing were 11-year-old leukemia survivor Molly Guarton and her grandfather, Bill Hatziyianis, of Long Island. Following the event, Kaeppler signed autographs and posed for photographs with employees, customers and fans.
Kaeppler was announced as the Children’s Miracle Network’s goodwill ambassador shortly after her crowning as Miss America 2012 in January.