News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) HarperCollins Collaborates With Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) Dressbarn

Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) Dressbarn has announced that they are forming an alliance with News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) HarperCollins for the executive Launching of The Happy Cook: The dressbarn special edition.

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The launching ceremony

The launching is happening just in time for the celebrations of Mother’s Day. The book is featuring around 125 recipes for the whole family. The author, Daphne Oz is a mother, a chef, author and television personality. The book is marked by a custom cover and comes with a special note from the author specifically written to Dressbarn customers.

The book will be up for sale in Dressbarn stores from Saturday, May 6. The launching ceremony will be May 6 during Mother’s day where it will be offered as a gift in all the 790 stores with the purchases worth of $100 and more. The offers are valid while the stock lasts.

Comments from the author

Daphne is expected to host an in-store appearance from 12-2 pm at the Dressbarn in Nanuet where she is expected to meet customers as well as sign copies of the book during the launching ceremony.

She stated, “I am thrilled to deliver Dressbarn customers a special limited edition copy of The Happy Cook! To me a happy cook is a confident one.” She added that in the same way that a great outfit transforms how one feels in the world and allows one to put their best face forward, so does a great recipe that delivers maximum outcomes for minimum efforts enables one to relax and enjoy time in the kitchen.

She hopes that Dressbarn customers will have fun exploring their inner domestic capabilities with the help of the recipes.

Comments from the companies

The vice president of Dressbarn Brand Marketing, Stephanie Garbarini acknowledges most of their clients are mothers who love reading and cooking hence the partnership with Daphne and HarperCollins was a natural fit for the company.

The senior vice president of Special Markets at HarperCollins added that they are excited to work with Dressbarn on the unique opportunity and they are looking for ways to enhance their readership.

The shares of News Corp closed in $12.96 on Thursday after a rise $0.02 or 0.15%.

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