Gilt Press Room: Press Releases

Gilt Groupe And Disney Consumer Products To Collaborate On Special Online "First-Look" Offers And Programs Beginning With Disney And Pixar Cars 2 Merchandise

New York, NY— May 11, 2011- Gilt Groupe, the innovative online shopping destination, and Disney Consumer Products announced today they will collaborate to offer fans and parents special product sneak peeks on merchandise inspired by key Disney entertainment and franchises. The first promotion slated for May 11 at Noon on Gilt CHILDREN will be featuring an advance look at select items from the highly anticipated Disney·Pixar film Cars 2 (http://www.gilt.com/cars2).

Gilt Groupe, Inc. Announces $138 Million In New Funding

NEW YORK, NY, May 9, 2011 – Gilt Groupe, Inc., an innovative online shopping destination, today announced it has raised $138 million from new and current in vestors. The new financing will be used for various growth initiatives, including acquisitions, new business categories Gilt plans to launch, as well as the acceleration of growth in existing categories and geographies. 

Gilt Groupe Establishes International HQ In Ireland With Creation Of 100 – 200 Jobs

Limerick and Dublin, Tuesday 19th April 2011 – Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD announced today that Gilt Groupe, an innovative online shopping destination, has established its International Headquarters and Software Development Centre in Dublin and will also open a Customer Support Centre in Limerick. The company anticipates it will create between 100 and 200 jobs in the next couple of years with the support of IDA Ireland. This marks the first European operation for the company, and the company hopes to see strong growth in the region over the coming years.

Lee Brian Schrager Joins Gilt City As Chief Lifestyle Advisor

New York, NY (April 14, 2011) – Gilt City, the leading online destination for local luxury and lifestyle offers, announces that Lee Brian Schrager, Vice President of Corporate Communications & National Events for Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., will begin consulting with the company in the newly created role of Chief Lifestyle Advisor. Schrager will curate top tier restaurant experiences and create unique, culinary- oriented content exclusively for Gilt City members.

Gilt City Announces Partnership With AEG To Sell Exclusive VIP Packages To Members Nationally

New York, NY—March 23rd, 2011—Gilt City, (www.giltcity.com), the leading online luxury experience site, announces a partnership with AEG to offer members exclusive VIP packages to some of the country's premiere live music events.

Gilt Groupe Acquires Decorati

NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 – Gilt Groupe, an innovative online shopping destination, today announced it has acquired leading home décor site Decorati. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gilt Groupe, Inc. Names Rachel Jarrett As General Manager For Gilt Children

New York, NY – January 19, 2011-- Gilt Groupe, Inc., the leader in online luxury retail, announces the appointment of Rachel Jarrett as General Manager for Gilt CHILDREN, effective immediately. In this position, Jarrett will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the children's business, including business strategy, website design and procurement of merchandise. She will report to the company's President, Carl Sparks.

Gilt Groupe, Inc. Names Peter Glusker As Chief Executive Officer of Gilt Groupe Japan & Gilt City Japan

NEW YORK, NY—December 16, 2010. Online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe, Inc. today announced that Peter Glusker has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Gilt Groupe Japan and Gilt City Japan, where he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of both companies. Gilt Groupe Japan, a subsidiary of Gilt Groupe, Inc., was launched in March 2009. Today it has over 500,000 members, and has worked with over 300 brands.

Volkswagen Jetta Offered On Gilt

NEW YORK, NY - December 13, 2010 – Beginning December 15th, Gilt Groupe, partnering with Volkswagen of America, will sell three all-new 2011 Jettas to its members. Each day beginning at noon ET, one car will be sold at an affordable price of $5,995. Volkswagen dropped the "1" from the incredible starting price of $15,995, further delivering on its "Great for the Price of Good" message. The flash sale will occur on three consecutive days. Volkswagen is the first automotive brand to be sold on Gilt, or any flash sale site in the U.S.

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