L'Oreal announces expansion of relationship with online retail services company Demandware, will use Demandware's commerce platform to promote L'Oreal brands worldwide

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts , October 10, 2013 (press release) – World’s leading beauty company will leverage Demandware’s cloud platform as a pillar of its digital transformation and global expansion strategy

Demandware® Inc. (NYSE: DWRE) the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, today announced that L’Oréal S.A., the world’s leading beauty company with an unrivalled portfolio of 28 international brands, is expanding its existing relationship with Demandware. L’Oréal will use the Demandware Commerce platform to power the digital transformation strategy of its brand portfolio around the globe. Demandware will be the central platform for managing digital consumer engagement across all channels, including web, mobile, store and social, for more than 25 distinct brands. Demandware is a key pillar of the company’s strategy to accelerate ecommerce growth and transform its technology framework to enable fast time to market, operational efficiencies, exceptional customer experiences and global branding consistency.

L’Oréal originally engaged with Demandware in 2010 through the L’Oréal Luxe products division in the US and Canada and successfully deployed the Demandware platform across several luxury brands, including Kiehl’s, Lancôme, Armani and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, and then extended into its Professional Products Division in the US for its Kérastase and Shu Uemura brands. As part of its long-term digital transformation and growth strategy, the company identified the need for a global, scalable digital platform that will enable higher performance and efficiencies across all of its brands, as well as the most compelling and innovative brand experiences for consumers. Based on the success and strong growth of the L’Oréal Luxe brands in the US and Canada, L’Oréal made the strategic decision to consolidate digital commerce operations for its brand portfolio in all geographies onto Demandware Commerce.

“At L’Oréal, our mission is to put the best of beauty within everyone’s reach. We have a very exciting vision for moving the company and our brands forward in this digital revolution and it’s imperative that we have the best commerce platform underpinning our strategy,” said Vincent Stuhlen, Global Head of Digital at L’Oréal Luxe.

“Demandware is an agile solution for fast deployment with an advanced ecosystem of partners, and provides an ongoing flow of innovation. After the success of our L’Oréal North American businesses, we are confident that Demandware is the right solution to further our eBusiness strategy worldwide,” added Jean-Christophe Sautory, CIO at L’Oréal S.A.

With Demandware, L’Oréal will have a single platform for developing and managing multiple sites with support for multiple languages and currencies. Demandware’s cloud infrastructure will easily scale to support hundreds of ecommerce sites and other digital touch points, including mobile and in-store, without compromising performance and brand experience. L’Oréal will be able to ensure consistent global branding across channels and devices, while having the ability to establish distinct experiences for each unique brand and geography.

“We are truly honored that L’Oréal––the beauty industry leader––has decided to expand its relationship with Demandware. It’s a testament to the scale of our platform and the benefits of our model. We look forward to working with L’Oréal as it turns its vision into reality,” said Tom Ebling, CEO of Demandware.

About Demandware

Demandware, a leader in digital commerce, enables the world’s premier retailers to move faster and grow faster in the changing face of retail. Demandware’s enterprise cloud platform minimizes the costs and complexities of running global, omni-channel commerce operations, and empowers retailers to respond with speed and agility to new market opportunities and continually evolving consumer expectations. For more information, visit www.demandware.com, call +1-888-553-9216 or email info@demandware.com.

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