Lush set to open a store in Red Deer next Wednesday

An international cosmetics company that emphasizes natural and handmade products will open a store in Red Deer next Wednesday.


An international cosmetics company that emphasizes natural and handmade products will open a store in Red Deer next Wednesday.

Lush, whose products include soaps, creams, deodorants, perfumes, shampoos, skin cleansers and moisturizers, will operate out of a shop in the new wing at Bower Place Shopping Centre. The outlet will be its 44th in Canada and sixth in Alberta, with two currently operating in each of Edmonton and Calgary, and one in Banff. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Lush was started in 1994 and now has 580 stores worldwide. Mark Wolverton, Lush’s North American president, said his company’s expansion plans were not deterred by the current economic slowdown. “Despite the tough retail climate, we at Lush believe that our products can provide an ample dose of luxury at a reasonable price,” he said in a news release.

Lush uses organic fruit and vegetables, essential oils and safe-synthetic ingredients in its products. All are free of animal fats, with 74 per cent vegan-friendly, 65 per cent preservative-free and 58 per cent sold without packaging.

Just Posted

Trudeau: no apologies for heckler encounter, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

OTTAWA — Hate speech and the politics of division are creating a… Continue reading

Rocky Mountain House RCMP charge woman with drug trafficking

Rocky Mountain House RCMP have charged a woman with drug trafficking after… Continue reading

Officials report some headway on wildfires, but thick smoke hangs over B.C.

Wildfire crews report some headway was made over the weekend battling hundreds… Continue reading

WATCH: Central Albertans learn about farm life at Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Pioneer Days Festival in Red Deer Saturday-Sunday

Raising awareness for Bikers Against Child Abuse

Second annual Raise A Ruckus Against Child Abuse was held at the Red Deer Radisson Hotel Saturday

WATCH: Medicine River Wildlife Centre opens new playground

The grand opening of the playground was Saturday morning

Police chiefs want new data-sharing treaty with U.S. as privacy questions linger

OTTAWA — Canada’s police chiefs are pressing the Trudeau government to sign… Continue reading

Pope on sex abuse: “We showed no care for the little ones”

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the… Continue reading

Ottawa announces $189M to extend employment insurance for seasonal workers

ESCUMINAC, N.B. — Ottawa has announced $189 million for an employment insurance… Continue reading

Trudeau formally announces he’ll run again in next year’s election

MONTREAL — Justin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 federal election.… Continue reading

Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

VANCOUVER — More smoky, hazy air is expected to blanket much of… Continue reading

Anti-pipeline protesters released days before weeklong jail sentences end

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — Several pipeline protesters were released from a British… Continue reading

All eyes on Andrew Scheer as Conservative convention set for Halifax

OTTAWA — After a week of internal caucus squabbles, Conservative Leader Andrew… Continue reading

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month