9/12/06

Botanical Beauty Retailer Yves Rocher Selects Channel Intelligence to Provide Product Optimization and Syndication Services

Kurt Peters , Executive Editor

ORLANDO – September 12, 2006 – Channel Intelligence (CI), the leader in technology innovation for Web-initiated commerce, today announced the adoption of SellCast™ Online services by the World Leader in Botanical Beauty Care, Yves Rocher. The online retailer is implementing CI’s SellCast™ Online service for product optimization and data syndication to comparison shopping engines (CSEs) and online marketplaces.

“We recognized the need to increase our exposure in online marketplaces, including CSEs, as Yves Rocher evolves into the number one online beauty merchant,” said Kristin DeLoach, Project Manager of eCommerce with Yves Rocher. “There were several reasons why we selected Channel Intelligence as a partner in this medium. The technology and analytics provided by Channel Intelligence are superior and have earned the company a reputation for bringing powerful results to retailers. We look forward to benefiting from those results ourselves.”

“Yves Rocher is the world leader in its niche and we look forward to helping to expand the brand’s performance in the health and beauty category through a strengthened presence in key online marketplaces,” noted Steven Roth, Senior Product Manager at Channel Intelligence. “Our proprietary technology will play an important role in helping the company achieve its goals to increase customer acquisition and online sales.”

The SellCast™ Online service automates the delivery and optimization of a retailer’s online product catalog for comparison shopping engines and dozens of other destination sites. Through its patented optimization process, the SellCast™ Online service ensures that more products appear on the CSEs in the categories where consumers are most likely to find them. In addition, a full suite of reporting tools is included to help retailers better manage and improve the profitability of their marketing programs.

Yves Rocher joins the lineup of top health and beauty retailers relying on Channel Intelligence SellCast™ services which include Peninsula Beauty, Active Forever and By the Planet.

About Yves Rocher
Yves Rocher is the World Leader in Botanical Beauty Care, dedicated to bringing women around the world the best of nature for their beauty needs with over 40 years of success and 30 million customers in 90 countries. Products are scientifically derived from plants and clinically tested by the specialists in the company’s laboratories in France to harness the power of nature with more than 150 active plant ingredients and botanical complexes that work for the beauty needs of women everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.yvesrocherusa.com/.

About Channel Intelligence
Based in Orlando, Florida, with offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Channel Intelligence (CI) is the leading provider of innovative data solutions that make it easy for online shoppers to find and buy products whether they start at retailer sites, manufacturer sites, or destination shopping sites. CI’s patented optimization technology and data solutions currently manage and syndicate over $2.5B in product value to over 50 destinations every day. CI customers include nearly 200 of the world’s best known retail and manufacturing brands such as Best Buy, Baby Universe, Canon, Circuit City, eToys Direct, Fujifilm, HP Home and Home Office, ICE.com, LG Electronics, Northern Tool + Equipment, Olympus, Panasonic, PC Mall, PETCO, Rooms To Go, Target, Things Remembered and more. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.channelintelligence.com.

Contacts:
Joy Lee
Channel Intelligence, Inc.
321-559-2336
joy.lee@channelintelligence.com

Christina Hane
Yves Rocher
514-501-7473
Christina_Hane@yrnet.com

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business finance, Hewlett-Packard, optimization, price comparison service, Technology Internet

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