Kiehl's Since 1851 arrives in Finland

Local releases - 16 August 2011


 Finland's first flagship cosmetics store for Kiehl’s Since 1851 will be opened in Helsinki at the Kämp Galleria shopping centre, managed by Citycon, on Monday 22 August.



 ”The original Kiehl’s store was a pharmacy located at the heart of East Village in New York, established in 1851. Kiehl’s is known for its high-end skin and hair care products. Behind this legendary New York company lies a simple message that has been the foundation of Kiehl’s for 160 years”, says Johanna Wallden, Product Group Manager for L’Oréal Finland, representing Kiehl’s in Finland.



 Kämp Galleria’s central location at the heart of Helsinki and its unique shopping environment provide an excellent setting for Kiehl's brand and business operations; these factors drew Kiehl’s to the centre.



 “Now we can also say "IT IS A PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU" here in Finland”, Wallden continues.



 Citycon is delighted to welcome a strong new player to Kämp Galleria.



 “In our opinion, Kiehl’s will supplement and diversify the provision of beauty products at Kämp Galleria. We are confident that the brand will attract customers. We are delighted to welcome a new, strong player to the renewed Kämp Galleria and are confident that the new store and brand will be a huge success at the heart of downtown Helsinki”, comments Nora Immonen, Project Manager for Citycon.



 Kiehl's, founded in 1851, has more than 130 independent stores and 760 sales points around the world.



 Redevelopment work at the Kämp Galleria shopping centre is nearing completion. The development project will be completed by the end of 2011. The shopping centre has remained open throughout the project.



  



  



 For further details, please contact:



 Citycon Oyj, Project Manager Nora Immonen, tel. +358 400 587 052, nora.immonen@citycon.fi



 L’Oréal Finland Oy, Product Group Manager Johanna Wallden, tel. +358 40 555 9640,

 JWALLDEN@fi.loreal.com



  



 Citycon Oyj



 Citycon is an active owner and long-term developer of shopping centres, laying the foundation for a successful retail business. Citycon creates the framework for successful retail. Citycon’s retail properties serve both consumers and retailers. The company pays special attention to environmental factors and well-being in the areas surrounding its retail properties.



 Citycon is the market leader in the Finnish shopping centre business. It holds a strong position in Sweden and a firm foothold in the Baltic countries. The company has a total of 37 shopping centres and 45 other retail properties, either under its ownership or management. http://www.citycon.com/



 L’Oréal



 L’Oréal is the world’s largest cosmetics company. In 2010, the L’Oréal Group’s turnover was EUR 19.5 billion. More than 3,000 of the company’s 64,600 employees work in product development. L’Oréal Finland Oy is a leading cosmetics company in Finland, providing daily consumer goods, professional hair care products, exclusive cosmetics collections and dermocosmetics. We provide top of the line products representing innovative technology, beauty and well-being. In 2010, the turnover of L’Oréal Finland totalled almost EUR 93 million. We have a staff of around 150 employees. L’Oréal Finland’s head office is located in Niittykumpu, Espoo.

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