Press Releases

Cost Plus World Market® Launches Downton Abbey® Collection


Retailer to Offer Exclusive Licensed Merchandise and Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win a Trip for Two to London and $1000 World Market Gift Card

OAKLAND, Calif.; December 1, 2015— Cost Plus World Market® (www.worldmarket.com) is thrilled to announce its continued partnership with NBCUniversal in the premiere of the sixth and final season of Julian Fellowes’s award-winning series Downton Abbey® in the United States on January 3, 2016. As part of the partnership, World Market has added to its limited edition line of licensed products in the Downton Abbey collection, including a new sugar bowl and creamer set, tea bag rest, teaspoons, ginger fruitcake, jams and preserves and paper goods, just in time for holiday gift giving.

Developed by the specialty retailer, World Market’s exclusive line are currently in stores and online at worldmarket.com, and range in price from $3.99 to $29.99. In addition to its popular ceramic pieces, the store will also carry the traditional holiday crackers, holiday gift bags, wrapping paper and gift tags. From The Republic of Tea®, new premium teas include the Downton Abbey Legacy Tea, Mrs. Patmore’s Blueberry Scone and a Downton Abbey Gift Box containing Downton Christmas Tea and Holiday Cheer Tea, which are especially delightful when enjoyed with shortbread or the new ginger fruitcake. Downton Abbey Claret and Sauvignon Blanc wines are also available in select World Market locations – perfect for toasting to the end of the much beloved series.

To celebrate the launch of the new collection, Cost Plus World Market is hosting a Downton Abbey sweepstakes now through January 8, 2016 for a chance to win a trip for two to London, private chauffeured tour of show filming locations and Highclere Castle, Downton Abbey Script signed by the full cast and one $1000 World Market gift card. A first prize of a $500 World Market gift card will also be awarded to three winners. Please visit www.worldmarketsweepstakes.com to enter the sweepstakes and for full rules and entry guidelines.

*Pinkies up! World Market is also inviting fans to celebrate the final season of the popular show to take part in its Virtual “Do the Downton” Tea Party on Sunday, December 6. Fans can participate by taking a picture of themselves “doing the Downton” or drinking tea with pinky up and posting the picture with the hashtag #DoTheDownton to www.facebook.com/worldmarket, www.twitter.com/worldmarket, www.pinterest.com/worldmarket or www.instagram.com/worldmarket for a chance to win prizes, including a $50 World Market gift card.

More information about Cost Plus World Market’s Downton Abbey collection and promotions can be found at www.worldmarket.com. To stay up to date on all of Cost Plus World Market’s current promotions and events, follow us on www.facebook.com/worldmarket, www.twitter.com/worldmarket, www.pinterest.com/worldmarket and www.instagram.com/worldmarket.

About Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production. The popular period drama is screened in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 250 other territories around the world. Downton Abbey’s audience continues to grow each year. Downton Abbey is set to return to PBS with the Season 6 premiere on January 3, 2016.

About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market (www.worldmarket.com) operates 276 stores in 35 states under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor 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 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.

# # #