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Cost Plus World Market® Launches College Care Packages Online

Deliciously Themed Food Kits for the Away-From-Home Student

OAKLAND, Calif.; September 24, 2013—Back-to-college season is an exciting time for both parents and students. To make the experience more enjoyable, Cost Plus World Market® ( has launched its new College Care Packages, gift packs filled with delicious sweet and savory treats that can be shipped anywhere in the U.S.

Starting at $24.99 and available online only at, the College Care Package assortment includes the “Sweet Snack Attack,” “Savory Snack Attack,” “Exam Cram,” “Feel Better,” “Dorm Room Gourmet,” “Flavors of the World” and more.  Each kit includes up to 20 snack and beverage items that are uniquely tailored to each theme and are chosen from World Market’s great selection of imported gourmet goods, as well as a reusable tote bag.

Parents can rest easy knowing that their favorite student has the world’s tastiest snacks that will keep them energized while studying for that big exam or an on-the-go alternative to the vending machine. And students will be thrilled to receive a delicious care package filled with unique offerings. 

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About Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market operates 267 stores in 31 states under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home decor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to Cost Plus World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.

Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market