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French-American Actor Gilles Marini Helps Cost Plus World Market® Kick Off Its “Summer In Paris” Sweepstakes With An In-Store Appearance On July 13, 2013

Celebrity Meet and Greet in the Retailer’s Farmers Market Location in Los Angeles

OAKLAND, Calif.; July 9, 2013 - Vive la France, it’s Bastille Day! Cost Plus World Market® ( is thrilled to announce that French-American actor Gilles Marini (from TV’s “Switched at Birth,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Brothers & Sisters” and the feature film “Sex and the City: The Movie”) will be in the Farmers Market/Grove store located at 6333 W. 3rd Street in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

The first 200 customers to bring in five non-perishable food items to the Farmer’s Market store on Saturday, July 13, will have a chance to meet Gilles and receive a signed photo. All food items will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank after the event.

In celebration of Bastille Day, Cost Plus World Market and Lorina are partnering to give away a dream trip for two to Paris at The “Summer in Paris” sweepstakes launches on Saturday, July 13, 2013 and runs through August 16, 2013.* Customers can enter for a chance to win the grand prize package of airfare and accommodations for two, dinner at The Eiffel Tower Restaurant and city excursions, courtesy of Lorina, and a $1000 World Market gift card. In addition, Cost Plus World Market will be awarding a $500 World Market gift card to three first prize winners.

Filled with gourmet foods and beverages and home décor from around the world for year-round entertaining, Francophiles will rejoice when they find a wide range of authentic French-made items in World Market stores. From Lorina Sparkling Lemonade, the classic Picardie glasses and French varietal wines to delicious Madeleine sponge cakes and pâté, shoppers can create their own unique Bastille Day celebration at home. To that, we say, bonne fête!

*For full sweepstakes entry rules, go to beginning July 13, 2013.

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About Lorina
Since 1895, Lorina has been produced in Munster, a small provincial village in the Northeast of France. Since then, 3 generations of “Maitres Limonadiers” have passed on their “savoir-faire,” producing a uniquely French Artisanal Soda. Lorina is carefully crafted using a secret family recipe, in a time honored and traditional method. The All-Natural Artisanal Carbonates are bottled daily, using only the best ingredients and natural fruits flavors. Lorina only uses pure crystal sugar, never using high-fructose corn syrup. The water comes from a natural spring surging from the Vosges sandstone.

About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 266 stores in 30 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.

Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market