Saturday, December 13, 2014

RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics Wins WWD Beauty Inc.'s 2014 "Specialty Retailer of the Year" Award

Rituals: The first brand in the world to combine Home & Body cosmetics. Inspiring products for the care of your body and home. Rituals turns everyday events into something special.

Happiness can be found in the smallest of things: it begins with feeling good about yourself, savouring the intensity of ordinary things. It is our passion to transform everyday routines into more meaningful rituals.
Just by taking the time to enjoy a warm bath, a cup of tea or relaxing massage: special becomes truly special again.

Rituals is designed for discerning customers who have high standards when it comes to personal care, as well as caring for others and the environment. Not surprisingly, these are exactly the same standards we insist on for our products and service. Rituals is meant for everyone who wishes to enjoy the small pleasures of life.

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics, recognized in Europe as one of the fastest growing beauty brands of its kind, solidifies itself as an international powerhouse, gaining acknowledgment stateside as the proud recipient of the prestigious WWD Beauty Inc. 2014 "Specialty Retailer of the Year" award in the specialty market.

"We are deeply honored to be selected as the winner of WWD Beauty Inc.'s Specialty Retailer of the Year, alongside such esteemed peers in the industry," said Raymond Cloosterman, CEO and Founder of RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics. "Committed to honoring our heritage, RITUALS provides a comforting and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our retail model thrives on trial from the moment one steps into our shopping sanctuary they are introduced to an oasis of beauty opportunities that transform everyday routines into meaningful rituals. We aim to build an entire world surrounding ancient traditions and we could not be more humbled and grateful to be recognized by WWD Beauty Inc. for our efforts in changing the shopping experience."

As the first beauty brand in Europe to combine bath and body with home in affordable luxury, RITUALS has a comprehensive portfolio of unique, distinctive products spanning the bath, body, skincare, home and fragrance categories. Available stateside for only 1 year, they have succeeded in shaping a tremendous presence in the market. The first two U.S. storefront locations are in New York City on the Upper West Side at 420 Columbus Avenue and in the SoHo neighborhood at 231 Lafayette Street, with plans for further expansion in 2015.

The WWD Beauty Inc. awards are the industry's only business-to-business honors recognizing outstanding achievement for the year. They are editor's choice awards decided using a variety of criteria, including sales data, retailer feedback and WWD's reporting throughout the years. 2014 marks the 13th year of the WWD Beauty Inc. Awards.

ABOUT RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics
Founded in 2000, the opening of the first RITUALS store on Amsterdam's Kalverstraat was followed by openings in London, Madrid, Antwerp, Lisbon, Berlin, Stockholm and Sao Paulo. The luxury brand now has over 350 stores, more than 1,000 shop-in-shops and 5 City Spas in eighteen different countries worldwide. All of the products, over 400 in total, are inspired by authentic Eastern traditions. RITUALS works with the world's leading laboratories and top perfumers to continuously develop new innovations. For more information about RITUALS, please visit

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SOURCE RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics

CONTACT: Gianna Cesa, Behrman Communications, (212) 986-7000,

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