Torrid Makes a Splash in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, CA—(Marketwired – April 11, 2016) – TORRID, America's fastest growing plus–size fashion brand, hosted an exclusive pool party this weekend at The Commune at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. The event drew plus size tastemakers and Torrid customers from across Southern California to celebrate their bodies and kick off swimsuit season.

Attendees included influential plus size fashion bloggers Gabi Gregg and Nicole Simone, and Runner Magazine cover girl Erica Jean Schenk. Also present were Torrid brand ambassadors Philomena Kwao, Georgina Burke and Lyanna Lynette, the Face of Torrid 2016, as well as Torrid customers and employees featured in the windows of Torrid stores as part of its #OwnIt swimwear campaign.

Lisa Stanley, VP of Marketing, also in attendance, remarked, “It's so great to see all these gorgeous, curvy girls around the pool today. They deserve this. We're here to have fun and empower them to get into a sexy Torrid swimsuit. One–pieces, bikinis, retro chic glamor… there's something for everyone. It's all about owning it.”

As guests arrived they were greeted with margaritas and swag bags filled with goodies like sunglasses and a Torrid beach towel. They were then invited into The Commune pavilion where a pop–up shop showcased Torrid's swim collection. Over 70 items — from bikinis and one–pieces, to swim cover–ups, sandals and sunglasses — took center stage. The space was styled to match the venue's mid–century, desert aesthetic with southwest–inspired rugs, kitschy furniture and a vintage airstream trailer.

Liz Muñoz, Torrid SVP of Design, said, “This truly is a breakout year for us in swim. We threw out all the misconceptions about plus size swimwear and designed the most beautiful, fashionable suits we could imagine. The suits our girl always dreamed of wearing but never found. Then we engineered them so they would fit her body, hug and flatter her curves, and we made sure she could walk around and swim in them confidently.

“One of the biggest trends in swimwear this year is high waisted bottoms, which are one of the most flattering silhouettes for our customer. The key is having an amazing fit, which sets us apart from other plus size swim brands. We incorporated other trends like mesh, caging, multi–straps, cutout detailing and peplum styling, which add a young, sexy, element to our swim collection.”

Between swimming and relaxing poolside in lounge chairs, partygoers mingled over cocktails and a taco buffet. They snapped selfies at a photo kiosk that instantly uploaded their pics to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tarot card and palm readers offered a glimpse of the future and, just in time for festival season, a braid bar was stationed near the pool. Philomena Kwao and Lyanna Lynette took turns taking over Torrid's Snapchat, while Georgina Burke snapped and handed out Polaroids to guests. DJ Mamabear's mix of funk, soul and Top 40 kept the dance party going all day long.

The finale was a big group shot in front of the pool to commemorate the day's revelry. Every girl had her moment in the sun and Torrid proved, once again, that sexy has no size.






Torrid designs and retails fashion apparel, accessories, swimwear and lingerie for stylish women who wear sizes 12 to 28. Its exclusive collections inspire them to feel sexy, confident and downright irresistible. Torrid has over 370 stores across the U.S. and Canada, and online at Find Torrid on YouTube (, Facebook (, Instagram (@Torridfashion), Pinterest ( and Twitter (@Torridfashion).

Costco Wholesale Corporation Recommends That Shareholders Reject “Mini-Tender” Offer

ISSAQUAH, WA—(Marketwired – Apr 11, 2016) – Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: COST) recently learned that TRC Capital Corporation (TRC) has made an unsolicited “mini–tender” offer dated April 6, 2016. TRC has offered to purchase up to one million shares of Costco's common stock at $149.50 per share. According to the offer, the offering price is approximately 4.16 percent below the closing price per share of Costco common stock on April 5, 2016, the last trading day before the commencement of the offer. Costco is not associated with TRC or the offer and recommends that shareholders reject the offer.

The 2008 tips of the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission to investors on mini–tender offers generally are available at The tips advise that mini–tender offers “have been increasingly used to catch investors off guard” and that investors “may end up selling their securities at below–market prices.”

Costco urges investors to get current stock quotes for their shares, consult their financial advisors, and exercise caution with respect to TRC's offer. Shareholders who may already have tendered their shares may withdraw them by providing, prior to the expiration of the offer, the written notice described in the offering documents. The offer is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, May 5, 2016, subject to extensions.

Costco requests that a copy of this news release be included with all distributions of materials related to TRC's offer for shares of Costco common stock.

Costco currently operates 703 warehouses, including 492 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 90 in Canada, 36 in Mexico, 27 in the United Kingdom, 24 in Japan, 12 in Korea, 12 in Taiwan, eight in Australia and two in Spain. Costco also operates electronic commerce web sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea and Taiwan.