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Intimate Brands Reports Third Quarter Earnings Per Share

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 11:17 by BeautyCare.com
Intimate Brands Reports Third Quarter Earnings Per Share

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI)
today reported earnings per diluted share of $.15 for the quarter ended
October 30, 1999 compared to $.15 last year (adjusted for a 5% stock dividend
declared June 22, 1999). Net sales of $814.2 million increased 15% for the
third quarter, driven by comparable store sales increases of 13% and an
increase of 10% in total selling square feet. Third quarter operating
income was $71.2 million compared to last year's $70.6 million. Net income
was $37.9 million versus $39.7 million in 1998.
Earnings per diluted share were $.67 for the thirty-nine week period ended
October 30, 1999, a 16% increase over $.58 for the same period last year.
Net sales of $2.709 billion increased 15%.
Leslie H. Wexner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our strong
comparable store sales performance in the third quarter gave us the ability
to invest in the repositioning of our Victoria's Secret Beauty business and
Victoria's Secret Catalogue while successfully meeting consensus earnings
estimates.
"Momentum remained strong at Victoria's Secret driven by continued demand
for our newest assortments, Body by Victoria and Stretch Cotton. Combined,
the lingerie and beauty stores reported comparable store sales of 16% and
merchandise margins were up to last year.
"Bath & Body Works recorded third quarter comparable store sales of 10%
led by strong product relaunches such as aromatherapy, anti-bacterial and home
fragrance. The ability to drive comps to this level speaks directly to the
strength of the brand and its product launch expertise.
"Looking to the fourth quarter for Intimate Brands, Inc., we continue to
expect both strong sales and earnings increases year-over-year. We believe
we are well positioned for the holiday season with strong product
assortments and merchandising. Victoria's Secret will be backed by
television advertising throughout the quarter, and Bath & Body Works' unique
product lines and over-the-top window displays are designed to be standouts
in the holiday season.
"We are also very excited about the introduction of our newest brand, The
White Barn Candle Co., offering the finest home fragrance collections
available. We believe The White Barn Candle Co. has the potential to be the
next billion dollar brand in our portfolio of consumer growth brands,"
concluded Mr. Wexner.
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of October 30, 1999, Victoria's Secret products
are available through 887 lingerie and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret
Catalogue and online at http://www.VictoriasSecret.com
(http://www.VictoriasSecret.com) . Bath & Body Works products are available
in 1,166 stores. The White Barn Candle Co., the newest brand in the
Intimate Brands, Inc. portfolio, has 55 stores devoted to a broad selection
of home fragrance and decor products. Launched in 1999, the Company plans
to grow the concept aggressively.
The White Barn Candle Co. will officially launch this week with the
raising of the first barn seen in New York City in over 100 years in
Manhattan's Bryant Park. The barn's interior will be completely decorated
with fantastic holiday displays from The White Barn Candle Co. collections,
and will be open to the public for viewing from Thursday, November 11th to
Saturday November 13th.

Safe harbor statement under the private securities litigation reform act
of 1995: The forward-looking statements made by the Company in this press
release involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change
based on various important factors which may be beyond the Company's
control. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results
may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to,
those described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The Company does not intend to publicly update or revise its
forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it
clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be
realized.

A replay of the earnings conference call will be available through
December 1, 1999, on our Web site at http://www.IntimateBrands.com
http://www.IntimateBrands.com or by dialing 800-696-1585; Conference ID
443055. International callers dial: 011 303 267 1036;
Conference ID 443055.


INTIMATE BRANDS, INC.
THIRD QUARTER REPORT
OCTOBER 30,1999


The following are Intimate Brands, Inc.'s unaudited results for the
thirteen weeks ended October 30, 1999 compared to the thirteen weeks ended
October 31, 1998.

Thirteen Weeks Ended Percent
October 30, 1999 October 31, 1998 Increase
(in thousands except per share data)

Net Sales $814,158 $708,985 14.8%

Operating Income $71,158 $70,618 0.8%

Net Income $37,943 $39,727 -4.5%

Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.15 $0.15* 0.0%

Weighted Average Diluted Shares 252,813 262,673* --


* Adjusted to reflect 5% stock dividend declared June 22, 1999 as if it
occurred at the beginning of 1998


The following are Intimate Brands, Inc.'s unaudited results for the
thirty-nine weeks ended October 30, 1999 compared to the thirty-nine weeks
ended October 31, 1998.

Thirty-nine Weeks Ended Percent
October 30, 1999 October 31, 1998 Increase
(in thousands except per share data)

Net Sales $2,709,088 $2,354,561 15.1%

Operating Income $306,190 $266,953 14.7%

Net Income $170,152 $154,316 10.3%

Diluted Earnings Per Share $0.67 $0.58* 15.5%

Weighted Average Diluted Shares 254,288 265,576* --

* Adjusted to reflect 5% stock dividend declared June 22, 1999 as if it
occurred at the beginning of 1998


SOURCE Intimate Brands

-0- 11/10/1999

/CONTACT: Waggener Edstrom of Rapid Response, 425-450-5019, or Debbie

Mitchell of Intimate Brands, 614-415-7546/

Web Site: /http://www.intimatebrands.com/

(IBI)



CO: Intimate Brands

ST: Ohio

IN: REA

SU: ERN









JJ-BG

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ThermoLase Announces Year-End Results

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 11:16 by BeautyCare.com
ThermoLase Announces Year-End Results

CARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoLase Corporation
(Amex: TLZ), a Thermo Electron company (NYSE: TMO), today reported revenues of
$36.3 million for the year ended October 2, 1999, compared with $40.1 million
in fiscal 1998. The net loss for the year was $93.3 million, compared with a
net loss of $41.2 million last year. The fiscal 1999 results include
$67.7 million of restructuring and related costs.
"During fiscal 1999, we undertook a major restructuring of our business,"
said Gerald Feldman, president and chief executive officer of ThermoLase.
"Most significantly, we announced a plan to take the company private, sold the
spa business, and initiated efforts to minimize our ongoing management,
maintenance, and service obligations with respect to licensees. In addition,
our Creative Beauty Innovations subsidiary has refocused on its core custom
and private-label personal-care products business."


Consolidated Statement of Operations (unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
(In thousands except
per share amounts)

Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 2, Oct. 3,
1999 1998 1999 1998

Revenues $5,870 $9,607 $ 36,255 $ 40,091

Costs and Operating Expenses:
Cost of revenues (a) 4,879 9,601 44,600 37,875
Selling, general, and
administrative
expenses (b) 1,881 5,987 16,083 22,306
Research and development
expenses 230 463 1,519 3,028
Restructuring and
nonrecurring costs - 8,238 60,326 10,155
6,990 24,289 122,528 73,364

Operating Loss (1,120) (14,682) (86,273) (33,273)
Interest Income 314 890 2,061 4,512
Interest Expense (1,341) (1,339) (5,361) (5,343)
Other Expense (c) - - (3,399) -
Equity in Losses
of Joint Ventures - (298) (200) (1,203)

Loss Before Income
Taxes (2,147) (15,429) (93,172) (35,307)
Income Tax Provision 3 6,838 159 5,879

Net Loss $(2,150) $(22,267) $(93,331) $(41,186)

Basic and Diluted
Loss per Share $(.05) $(.57) $(2.37) $(1.07)

Basic and Diluted
Weighted Average
Shares 39,348 39,268 39,340 38,528

(a) Includes an inventory provision of $2.3 million recorded in connection
with restructuring actions in the fiscal year ended October 2, 1999.

(b) Includes a provision for uncollectible accounts receivable of $1.7
million recorded in connection with restructuring actions in the
fiscal year ended October 2, 1999.

(c) Represents the write-down of an investment recorded in connection with
restructuring actions in the fiscal year ended October 2, 1999.

A pre-recorded subsidiary update will be available from 5 p.m. EST today
until November 30, 1999. Please call 800-880-8745 within the U.S., or
703-925-2531 outside the U.S.
ThermoLase Corporation has developed a laser-based system for hair removal
and skin resurfacing and, through its Creative Beauty Innovations, Inc.
subsidiary, the company also manufactures skin-care and other personal-care
products. ThermoLase is a public subsidiary of ThermoTrex Corporation,
another Thermo Electron company. More information is available on the
Internet at http://www.thermo.com/subsid/tlz1.html.
The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-
looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth under the
heading "Forward-looking Statements" in Exhibit 13 to the company's annual
report on Form 10-K, for the year ended October 3, 1998. These include risks
and uncertainties relating to: recent operating losses, difficulty in
retaining qualified management, conversion of spas, requirement of future
significant expenditures, customer claims, market acceptance, dependence on
proprietary technology, compliance with government regulations, limited
operating history, competition, international relationships, and the potential
impact of the year 2000 on processing date-sensitive information.


SOURCE Thermo Electron Corporation

-0- 11/10/1999

/CONTACT: Investor: 781-622-1111 or Media: 781-622-1252 of Thermo

Electron/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/877850.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 877850/

Web Site: /http://www.thermo.com/subsid/tlz1.html/

(TMO TLZ)



CO: Thermo Electron Corporation; ThermoLase Corporation

ST: Massachusetts, Texas

IN: MTC

SU: ERN





LZ

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Dynatronics Announces Strategic Growth Plans

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 9:35 by BeautyCare.com
Dynatronics Announces Strategic Growth Plans

And Financial Results of First Quarter

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynatronics Corporation
(Nasdaq: DYNT) today announced strategic plans to reposition and diversify its
product lines to guide future growth in both sales and profits. The company's
board of directors approved the initiatives which are designed to refocus
Dynatronics' strategy for manufacturing and distributing its popular line of
rehabilitation products. The plans also commit the necessary resources to
strengthen distribution and develop new aesthetic products targeting the
medical, spa and beauty markets.
"Our new strategic plans for growth allow us to capitalize on our
strengths," reported company president, Kelvyn H. Cullimore, Jr. "They will
facilitate our goal of increasing domestic market share of our more profitable
rehabilitation products. At the same time, we expect to open new growth
opportunities for our products in the burgeoning aesthetics market."
Included in the strategic plans for repositioning the company's
rehabilitation products is the expansion of marketing efforts into the
European community. Dynatronics received approval to begin marketing its line
of electrotherapy and ultrasound devices throughout Europe in August. Noted
Cullimore, "While it will take time to establish effective distribution,
management is confident that access to this vast market will improve sales of
our therapeutic devices, which are among the company's most profitable
products."
Under the strategic plan, Dynatronics will coordinate its marketing
strategies through its dealer network to appeal to a broader segment of the
rehabilitation products market. New higher margin products are currently
being researched for possible addition to the company's rehabilitation line.
The other strategic component of these new initiatives is a stronger
commitment to diversification into the aesthetics market. During fiscal year
1999, the company made its initial entry into this new market with the
introduction of its Synergie product line. Based on its experiences of the
past year, management believes that there are strong opportunities for growth
in this field.
To take full advantage of the opportunities of the broader aesthetics
market, Dynatronics has begun to establish a direct sales force for marketing
its aesthetic products. Underscoring the importance of this new initiative is
the fact the company's chairman, Kelvyn H. Cullimore, has personally committed
to recruit and manage up to 40 new direct sales representatives over the next
two years. He commented, "Through our experience in marketing Synergie
products, we have learned that controlled distribution is vital to our
success. Moreover, it will allow us to more fully access the potential of the
lucrative aesthetics products market, since there are currently no significant
direct distribution channels for capital products available in that market."
In support of this direct sales force, efforts are underway to develop new
aesthetic products and to find applications for existing rehabilitation
products in the various disciplines of the aesthetics market.
"We plan to introduce a major new aesthetic product in January 2000," said
Larry K. Beardall, Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing. "It will
be a companion to the Synergie AMS device that made its debut over a year ago.
Prototypes of the new device are currently being tested. By combining the
existing Synergie products with this new device, we will be able to offer a
broader product line to the growing aesthetics market that will definitely
strengthen the effectiveness of our new direct sales force."
According to Dynatronics' president, Cullimore, "Developing new products
and establishing a direct sales force will require the expenditure of
resources. These strategic initiatives are intended to build a strong base to
sustain future earnings and sales growth. However, profitability over the
next few quarters will likely be impacted as we incur the expenses associated
with the initial phases of these initiatives."
Consistent with the new strategic plans, Dynatronics consolidated its
Columbia, South Carolina manufacturing operations into its facilities in
Chattanooga, Tennessee. Costs of $102,000 associated with this consolidation
were incurred during the quarter ended September 30, 1999. Management
believes this consolidation will generate savings in excess of $400,000 over
the next 12 months, as compared to the prior 12-month period.
Also consistent with the announced strategy, the company's research and
development expenditures increased by 14% over the same quarter of the
previous year, even though the prior year's figures included significant
research expense due to the introduction of the Synergie product line.
For the quarter ended September 30, 1999, sales were $3,451,996, compared
to $4,911,225 for the same period last year. The previous year's sales
reflect the introduction of the new Synergie product line. Product shipments
required to fill channels of distribution, coupled with strong initial demand
for the Synergie products, resulted in the record sales and profits during
that period.
Net income for the period ended September 30, 1999 was $4,155, compared to
last year's record profit of $417,652. The introduction of Synergie products
significantly improved profits during the prior year period, while profits for
the current reporting quarter were eroded by several factors: the
consolidation of operations, increased research and development costs, and
other costs associated with the initial implementation of the strategic growth
plans.
"Although we are less than satisfied with this quarter's earnings," said
company president Cullimore, "we expect that lower short-term earnings may be
necessary to achieve the strategic plans currently being implemented. Even
so, we have set several cost-cutting measures in place where appropriate.
These measures represent annualized savings of approximately $350,000. Not
all of these savings are expected to be permanent, however, because the
strategic growth plans require adding back certain expenses in the future as
improved operations warrant. We are confident that these strategic plans
justify the investment required to achieve our long-term goals."

Summary Selected Financial Data

Three Months Ended
September 30,
(Unaudited)
1999 1998
Net Sales $3,451,996 4,911,225
Gross Profit 1,347,518 2,253,128
Income Before Income Taxes 6,701 694,808
Income Tax Expense 2,546 277,156
Net Income $4,155 417,652
Net Income Per Share (diluted) $.00 .05

Dynatronics manufactures, markets and distributes advanced-technology
medical devices, orthopedic soft goods and supplies, nutritional supplements,
treatment tables and rehabilitation equipment for the physical therapy, sports
medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, plastic surgery, dermatology and other
related medical, cosmetic and aesthetic markets.

(The statements regarding the company's expectations for growth in sales
and profitability in future periods are forward-looking and actual results may
vary. Sales of the company's products are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, including, but not limited to changes in the regulatory
environment, the ability of the company to react favorably to changing market
conditions and growth in the physical medicine industry and general economy;
competitive factors, such as increased competition from new or established
competitors; availability of third party component parts and products at
reasonable prices; inventory risks due to shifts in market demand and/or price
erosion of purchased components; success of the company in meeting actual
demand for the products; changes in product mix; and the risk factors listed
from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including, but not limited to
the report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended June 30, 1999.)


SOURCE Dynatronics Corporation

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: Bob Cardon, Corporate Secretary of Dynatronics, 800-874-6251,

or 801-568-7000/

Web Site: /http://www.dynatronics.com/

(DYNT)



CO: Dynatronics Corporation

ST: Utah

IN: MTC HEA

SU: ERN



MS-TM

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Boston Millennia Partners Leads a $43 Million Investment Round in more.com

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 9:34 by BeautyCare.com
Boston Millennia Partners Leads a $43 Million Investment Round in more.com

BOSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Millennia Partners announces its
investment in more.com, inc. ("more.com") the world's largest online health,
beauty, and wellness store located in San Francisco, California. more.com
raised $43 million in equity capital from Boston Millennia Partners Limited
Partnership, Galen Associates, J&W Seligman & Co. Incorporated, Star Ventures
and Swander Pace Capital. more.com's current investors also made additional
investments in this round. more.com will use the proceeds to fund growth of
its online store.
More.com carries the world's largest selection of health, beauty, and
wellness products and gives customers the convenience and cost advantages of
buying online. By delivering in-depth, objective information on health issues
and products, more.com assists shoppers in selecting the right products making
it easy for customers to care for themselves and their families. For more
information, visit them at http://www.more.com.
Co-founder and CEO of more.com, Don Kendall, said, "We are very pleased to
have Boston Millennia Partners lead this latest round of investment. They add
valuable expertise to the more.com team and a proven record of growing very
successful enterprises."
Tom Penn, a principal at Millennia, said, "more.com has an outstanding
team, a great approach to its target markets, and a leading position. We
expect the company to get even stronger over time, and we are delighted to
lead this round of investment."
Boston Millennia Partners is a private equity investment partnership
managing over $250 million in capital. With offices in Boston and
Philadelphia, Millennia invests in high-growth businesses in the information
technology, telecommunications, and life sciences industries. Typical
investments range from $3 to $15 million. The managers at Millennia have
funded over 100 companies in the U.S. venture market since 1980. Successful
portfolio companies with whom they have invested include iVillage, HotJobs,
Brooks Fiber Properties/MCI Worldcom, Verio, and PAREXEL International, among
others. For more information please contact Boston Millennia at
http://www.MillenniaPartners.com or call 617-428-5150 in Boston or
610-993-8727 in Philadelphia.


SOURCE Boston Millennia Partners

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: Thomas A. Penn of Boston Millennia Partners, 610-993-8727,

Tom@MillenniaPartners.com, or Tessa Burns of more.com, inc.,

415-844-0136, Tessab@more.com/

Web Site: /http://more.com

http://www.millenniapartners.com/



CO: Boston Millennia Partners; more.com, inc.

ST: Massachusetts, California

IN: MLM FIN

SU:







KO

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PlanetRx.com Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter of 1999

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 9:33 by BeautyCare.com
PlanetRx.com Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter of 1999

308% Sequential Increase in Net Revenues for Third Quarter of 1999

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanetRx.com, Inc.
(Nasdaq: PLRX) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended
September 30, 1999. Net revenues rose to $3.1 million for the third quarter of
1999, a sequential increase of 308% over net revenues of $755,000 for the
second quarter ended June 30, 1999. e-commerce revenue increased 349% in the
third quarter, reaching $2.7 million as compared to $595,000 in the second
quarter. Sponsorship revenues increased by 157%, reaching $411,000 in the
third quarter as compared to $160,000 in the second quarter.
PlanetRx.com reported a third-quarter pro forma net loss, excluding
amortization of stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible
assets, of $22.9 million, or $0.83 per share on a pro forma basis. Including
these non-cash charges for amortization of stock-based compensation and
amortization of intangible assets, the Company reported a third quarter net
loss of $26.7 million, or $0.97 per share on a pro forma basis.
Total gross margin increased to 16% in the third quarter compared to 11%
in the quarter ended June 30, 1999. The gross margin in each period includes
the effects of aggressive customer acquisition programs.
PlanetRx.com membership increased to 310,000 at the end of the third
quarter 1999, an increase of 230,000 from the end of the second quarter.
PlanetRx.com added approximately 115,000 new customers in the third quarter,
which increased the total customer count to approximately 150,000. 27% of the
total orders during the period were made by repeat customers.
"We are very excited to be reporting third quarter results with over 300%
growth in revenues while reporting improved positive gross margins," said Bill
Razzouk, chairman and CEO, PlanetRx.com. "Our mission from the very beginning
was to be the leading Internet healthcare destination for commerce, content
and community. We believe the results show that we are on the right track to
achieving our mission."

Recent Highlights

YourPharmacy.com Acquisition
In October, PlanetRx.com completed the acquisition of Express Scripts'
(Nasdaq: ESRX) e-commerce pharmacy, YourPharmacy.com, making PlanetRx.com the
exclusive online pharmacy partner for Express Scripts, the nation's third
largest pharmacy benefit manager, and its 36 million members. In addition to
purchasing over-the-counter health and beauty products at PlanetRx.com,
qualified Express Scripts members can now use their pharmacy benefit program
to purchase prescriptions at PlanetRx.com with their customary insurance co-
payments.

Initial Public Offering
In October, PlanetRx.com completed its initial public offering of 6.9
million shares, which included the underwriters over-allotment, at a price of
$16.00 per share. The net cash proceeds of more than $102 million will allow
PlanetRx.com to invest in its brand and the infrastructure necessary to
support its growth.

PlanetRx.com ranked #1 in recent Top 10 Online Drugstores Report
In November, PlanetRx.com was ranked #1 in eMarketer's Top 10 Online
Drugstores report. eMarketer, a New York-based firm that aggregates Internet-
related information, compared several dozen online pharmacy sites based on
selection, price, service, usability presentation and features. In each
category, PlanetRx.com scored a perfect five on a scale of one to five.

Electronic Prescription Service
In November, PlanetRx.com and AHT Corporation (Nasdaq: AHTC), a leader in
Internet-based clinical e-commerce solutions to enable comprehensive, end-to-
end prescription management over the Internet, completed an agreement that
will enable physicians and other healthcare providers to use AHT's @Rx(TM)
Internet prescription management service to write and transmit prescriptions
electronically to PlanetRx.com. Under the terms of the agreement, PlanetRx.com
will pay AHT a processing fee for each electronic prescription submitted for
fulfillment to PlanetRx.com's website.

VIPPS Certification
In September, PlanetRx.com became one of only three online drugstores to
be awarded the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) certification
by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the only
professional association that represents the state boards of pharmacy in all
50 states and the District of Columbia. VIPPS is a voluntary certification
program designed to provide Internet consumers vital information regarding
certified on-line pharmacy licensure. Receiving the VIPPS seal is based on a
rigorous process that includes a detailed application, evidence of meeting 17
separate pharmacy practice criteria, and a site visit by trained VIPPS
inspectors.

iVillage
In September, PlanetRx.com formed a strategic relationship with iVillage
(Nasdaq: IVIL), the leading online women's network. The terms of the deal
include a three-year sponsorship agreement and a two-and-a-half-year content
license agreement in which PlanetRx.com will pay iVillage an aggregate $22.5
million to be the exclusive online retailer for iVillage.com for
prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins. In addition,
iVillage has made a $7.5 million equity investment in PlanetRx.com.

Chief Operating Officer
In October, PlanetRx.com appointed Michael A. Beindorff, executive vice
president and chief operations officer. Mr. Beindorff comes to PlanetRx.com
from Visa International, where he served as president and CEO of e-Visa,
Visa's Internet and electronic commerce division. Mr. Beindorff brings more
than 20 years of strategic, high-profile brand development and management
experience to PlanetRx.com. As president of e-Visa, Mr. Beindorff was
responsible for all aspects of development for Visa's Internet business,
including technology, products, operations, infrastructure, marketing,
alliances, and sales and merchant support. At PlanetRx.com, Mr. Beindorff will
oversee all marketing, business, product, brand development and customer-
satisfaction efforts.

PlanetRx.com Community
In September, PlanetRx.com announced the debut of its new community, where
PlanetRx.com visitors can find personalized support and guidance, along with
the products and information they need. The PlanetRx.com circle of
communities provides an online hub for healthcare information, insightful
discussions and support.

Domain names
In June, PlanetRx.com acquired 18 additional healthcare domains. In
addition to the central PlanetRx.com site, the Company has now acquired a
total of 29 health-related URLs in an effort to reach consumers via intuitive
domain names related to a specific health condition, disease state, or keyword
searches. The creation of satellite sites demonstrates the Company's
business model, illustrating PlanetRx.com's outlook on the e-commerce
industry. With these complementary URLs, PlanetRx.com has created an
opportunity for multiple revenue streams through community and content sites
that link to the PlanetRx.com site to drive commerce revenues.

Distribution Expansion
In the third quarter, PlanetRx.com acquired an additional 130,000 square
foot facility to expand its distribution center and pharmacy in Memphis, TENN.
This addition brings the Company's total space in Memphis to 165,000 square
feet. The expanded distribution center and pharmacy is expected to be fully
operational in the first quarter of 2000.

About PlanetRx.com
PlanetRx.com, Inc. (http://www.planetrx.com) a leading Internet healthcare
destination for commerce, content and community, delivers a convenient,
personalized and informed health and beauty shopping experience. With products
ranging from prescriptions to personal care items to the latest medical
information, PlanetRx.com gives consumers the ability to manage their own
healthcare in a convenient and secure environment. PlanetRx.com is one of
three online pharmacies to have received the Verified Internet Pharmacy
Practice Sites (VIPPS) seal of approval from The National Association of
Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Headquartered in South San Francisco, the Company
operates its own pharmacy and distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee to
ensure the highest quality customer care.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding PlanetRx.com's expectations, beliefs, intentions, or strategies
regarding the future. All forward-looking statements included in this
document are based upon information available to PlanetRx.com as of the date
hereof, and PlanetRx.com assumes no obligation to update any such forward-
looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected. These and other risks relating to PlanetRx.com's business
are set forth in PlanetRx.com's Form S-1, as amended and filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on July 8, 1999, and the other reports
filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


PlanetRx.com, Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
September 30, December 31,
1999 1998
(unaudited) (audited)
ASSETS
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term
investments $48,092 $935
Inventories 2,324 18
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 23,476 1,864
Property and equipment, net 6,800 2,809
Intangible assets, net 3,675 --
Other assets 188 81
Total assets $84,555 $5,707

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable $8,886 $1,600
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,117 28
Borrowings and capital lease obligations 7,004 610
Total liabilities 17,007 2,238

Stockholders' equity:
Preferred Stock 3 1
Common Stock 2 --
Additional paid-in capital 144,462 11,438
Notes receivable from stockholders (35) (35)
Deferred stock-based compensation (24,812) (3,682)
Accumulated deficit (52,072) (4,253)
Total stockholders' equity 67,548 3,469
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $84,555 $5,707


PlanetRx.com, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
1999 1998 1999 1998

Net revenue:
e-commerce $2,670 -- $3,292 --
Sponsorship 411 -- 606 --
3,081 -- 3,898 --
Cost of net revenue:
e-commerce 2,535 -- 3,229 --
Sponsorship 65 -- 100 --
2,600 -- 3,329 --
Gross profit 481 -- 569 --
Operating expenses:
Marketing and sales 17,240 133 26,700 239
Product development 4,006 53 7,260 56
General and administrative 2,208 18 4,574 20
Amortization of intangible assets 547 -- 701 --
Stock-based compensation 3,301 -- 7,609 --
Total operating expenses 27,302 204 46,844 315
Operating loss (26,821) (204) (46,275) (315)
Interest income (expense), net 112 -- (535) --
Net loss $(26,709) $(204) $(46,810) $(315)
Effect of anti-dilution provisions
of Series B Preferred Stock -- -- (1,009) --
Net loss available to common
stockholders $(26,709) $(204) $(47,819) $(315)
Basic and diluted net loss per share $(7.47) $(1.39) $(16.68) $(6.43)

Basic and diluted pro forma net loss
per share (A) $(0.97) $(0.08) $(2.14) $(0.25)

Weighted average shares used to
compute basic and diluted net loss
per share 3,577 146 2,867 49

Weighted average shares used to
compute pro forma basic and
diluted net loss per share 27,613 2,665 22,303 1,243

(A) Pro forma basic and diluted net loss per share is computed using the
weighted average number of Common Shares outstanding, and the assumed
conversion of the Company's Series A, B, C, and D Preferred Stock into shares
of the Company's Common Stock as if the conversion occurred at the date of
original issuance.

Supplemental information: Pro forma results excluding the amortization of
stock-based compensation, the amortization of intangible assets, and the
effects of the anti-dilution provisions of Series B Preferred Stock.


Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
1999 1998 1999 1998

Pro forma net loss, excluding
amortization of stock-based
compensation and intangible
assets $(22,861) $(204) $(38,500) $(315)

Basic and diluted pro forma net loss
per share, excluding amortization
of stock-based compensation and
intangible assets $(0.83) $(0.08) $(1.73) $(0.25)

Weighted average shares used to
compute pro forma basic and
diluted net loss per share,
excluding amortization of
stock-based compensation and
intangible assets 27,613 2,665 22,303 1,243


PlanetRx.com, Inc.
Unaudited Quarterly Results Of Operations
(in thousands)

Quarter Ended
September 30, June 30, March 31,
1999 1999 1999

Net revenue:
e-commerce $2,670 $595 $27
Sponsorship 411 160 35
3,081 755 62
Cost of net revenue:
e-commerce 2,535 654 40
Sponsorship 65 18 17
2,600 672 57
Gross profit 481 83 5
Operating expenses:
Marketing and sales 17,240 7,021 2,439
Product development 4,006 1,843 1,411
General and administrative 2,208 1,443 923
Amortization of intangible assets 547 77 77
Stock-based compensation 3,301 3,100 1,208
Total operating expenses 27,302 13,484 6,058
Operating loss (26,821) (13,401) (6,053)
Interest income (expense), net 112 (272) (375)
Net loss $(26,709) $(13,673) $(6,428)

Contacts:

Steve Valenzuela Heather Whittemore Locke
Vice President Finance and Public Relations Manager
Chief Financial Officer PlanetRx.com, Inc.
PlanetRx.com, Inc. 650-616-1702
650-616-1520 Heather.Whittemore.Locke@planetrx.com
investorrelations@planetrx.com


SOURCE PlanetRx.com, Inc.

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: Steve Valenzuela, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial

Officer, 650-616-1520 or investorrelations@planetrx.com, or Heather Whittemore

Locke, Public Relations Manager, 650-616-1702 or

Heather.Whittemore.Locke@planetrx.com, both of PlanetRx.com, Inc./

Web Site: /http://www.planetrx.com/

(PLRX)



CO: PlanetRx.com, Inc.

ST: California

IN: MLM HEA

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PlanetRx.com Offers Holiday Shopping Without the Hassle

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 9:32 by BeautyCare.com
PlanetRx.com Offers Holiday Shopping Without the Hassle

Give The Gift Of Health And Beauty This Holiday Season

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Say goodbye to long
lines and holiday crowds. This year, PlanetRx.com (Nasdaq: PLRX)
(http://www.planetrx.com), a leading Internet healthcare destination, brings the
holiday store direct to consumers with a special selection of gifts, plus a
helpful gift-giving guide, to make holiday shopping easy and convenient.
To make holiday shopping easier, PlanetRx.com allows customers to shop by
product or price, as well as by gender or lifestyle, including those who are
always on the go, like to be pampered, or are deserving of special holiday
thanks. In addition, PlanetRx.com will soon offer a gifting service,
providing customers with the opportunity to directly ship their PlanetRx.com
gift with a personalized note.
"PlanetRx.com wants to pamper its customers this holiday season by making
holiday shopping as convenient and enjoyable as possible," said
William J. Razzouk, PlanetRx.com's chief executive officer. "Offering a
hassle-free holiday shopping experience is just one more thing we can do to
make our customers' lives easier."
Everything at the PlanetRx.com holiday store is available at great low
prices. And, through November 17, PlanetRx.com is offering an additional
10 percent off its holiday gift selection.

About PlanetRx.com
PlanetRx.com, Inc. (http://www.planetrx.com) a leading Internet healthcare
destination for commerce, content and community, delivers a convenient,
personalized and informed health and beauty shopping experience. With products
ranging from prescriptions to personal care items to the latest medical
information, PlanetRx.com gives consumers the ability to manage their own
healthcare in a convenient and secure environment. PlanetRx.com is one of
three online pharmacies to have received the Verified Internet Pharmacy
Practice Sites (VIPPS) seal of approval from The National Association of
Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Headquartered in South San Francisco, the company
operates its own pharmacy and distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee to
ensure the highest quality customer care.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding PlanetRx.com's expectations, beliefs, intentions, or strategies
regarding the future. All forward-looking statements included in this
document are based upon information available to PlanetRx.com as of the date
hereof, and PlanetRx.com assumes no obligation to update any such
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected. These and other risks relating to PlanetRx.com's business
are set forth in PlanetRx.com's Form S-1, as amended and filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on July 8, 1999, and the other reports
filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


SOURCE PlanetRx.com

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: Daphne Jackson, 650-827-7071, or daphne@nrwpr.com, or Bryan

Cohen, 650-827-7066, or bryan@nrwpr.com, both of Niehaus Ryan Wong, Inc. for

PlanetRx.com/

Web Site: /http://www.planetrx.com/

(PLRX)



CO: PlanetRx.com

ST: California, Tennessee

IN: HEA REA MLM

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Online Cosmetics Boutique Makes Holiday Shopping Easier, More Fun Than Ever

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 8:24 by BeautyCare.com
Online Cosmetics Boutique Makes Holiday Shopping Easier, More Fun Than Ever

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopping for the women in your life
just got easier, thanks to online beauty retailer Eve.com. Beginning this
November, Eve.com opens the doors to its happening holiday gift boutique,
"Gifts-A-Go-Go." Eve.com even takes care of the "extras" -- shipping and
gift-wrapping are free. And for the particularly harried shopper, Eve.com
offers soothing counsel from professional Gift Advisors who are on call seven
days a week.
Once inside the boutique, shoppers will find hundreds of hand-selected
presents and gift sets from upscale makers like BeneFit, Calvin Klein, Club
Monaco, Elizabeth Arden, Fracas, Givenchy and LORAC -- well-organized by
relationship with recipient, price, mood and product type. The selection
includes pampering bath and aromatherapy sets, luxurious skincare products,
popular fragrances and best selling make-up items beautifully packaged in
pre-made sets. Unique gifts includes Eve.com's "Year of Beauty," in which the
recipient receives a wrapped, seasonally appropriate gift every month during
the year 2000, as well

Georgette Mosbacher Joins beautyscene.com as Chief Corporate Strategist

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 8:23 by BeautyCare.com
Georgette Mosbacher Joins beautyscene.com as Chief Corporate Strategist;

Former CEO and Owner of LaPrairie Joins the World of Upscale E-Commerce

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgette Mosbacher, former CEO and owner
of LaPrairie, will join beautyscene.com as Chief Corporate Strategist.
Mosbacher, bringing her years of experience in running a cosmetic company and
building strategic partnerships, will be responsible for creating corporate
alliances and key industry vendor relationships. She will also provide
business direction for all aspects of beautyscene.com.
"Years ago, I was able to help shape the high-end cosmetics industry.
Now, beautyscene.com offers me the opportunity to shape the future of high-end
shopping on the Internet," says Mosbacher.
beautyscene.com is a sophisticated, high-end beauty and wellness
e-commerce site, providing consumers with products, services, and content.
The site offers consumers a "boutique" atmosphere, providing numerous prestige
beauty products and services as well as personalized information and advice.
"Georgette is tremendously talented and driven," says CEO Tony Hamer, "Her
proven beauty and fashion expertise combined with her entrepreneurial
experience will help to set beautyscene.com apart in a fast developing
market."
Ms. Mosbacher is well-known in the beauty/fashion, corporate, political
and non-profit worlds. Mosbacher has been an active participant in the beauty
industry, having built LaPrairie, a leading prestige beauty company. Most
recently she formed her own venture capital and marketing firm.
In addition, Mosbacher has promoted a wide range of causes involving the
empowerment of women and the treatment of children. She has established
foundations, developed scholarship programs and coordinated the efforts of key
officials from government, academic, corporate, religious and community
sectors. She is a best-selling author of the books "Feminine Force" and "It
Takes Money, Honey," a women's guide to financial freedom.
Mosbacher is a recipient of several awards such as "The Entrepreneurial
Women of the Year Award" by the American Woman's Economic Development
Corporation (AWED) and the "Woman of the Year Award" by the Police Athletic
League (PAL). Mosbacher received her B.S. in Business Management and Fine
Arts from Indiana University in 1969. Mosbacher currently resides in New
York, NY.

beautyscene.com features prestige skin care, color cosmetics, hair care,
fragrances, health supplements, and men's products. In addition to the
capability to shop online, trend-setting news, up-to-the-minute information,
personalized shopping, and advice from the industry's leading beauty and
health authorities are available on the site.
The site features contributions from influential beauty and wellness
experts to provide consumers with the latest news, tips and trends in the
online beauty magazine section of the site-beautyzine, headed by Jean Godfrey-
June, former beauty and fitness director of Elle magazine. The editorial board
includes a star-studded cast of experts in the health, beauty and wellness
market including Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmo International, Stephen Gan of
Visionaire and V, Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier, NYU plastic
surgeon Dr. Sherrell Aston and Miami-based dermatologist Dr. Frederick Brandt.
beautyscene.com is part of tpuppy.com -- an e-commerce and media group
dedicated to launching upscale lifestyle-focused web sites, or "scenes." The
company has headquarters in San Francisco. For more information, please
visit the web site at http://www.beautyscene.com or http://www.tpuppy.com.


SOURCE beautyscene.com

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: Jessica Green, Public Relations Director, of beautyscene.com,

212-475-1007 or jgreen@tpuppy.com; or Heather Hopkins, 212-252-0490, ext. 202

or heatherh@twbg.com, for beautyscene.com/

Web Site: /http://www.beautyscene.com

http://www.tpuppy.com/



CO: beautyscene.com; tpuppy.com

ST: New York

IN: REA MLM

SU: PER



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Thermacell Technologies Signs Product Development Agreement With Bath And Body Works

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 8:21 by BeautyCare.com
Thermacell Technologies Signs Product Development Agreement With Bath And Body Works

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermacell Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq: VCLL, VCLLW) announced today that it has entered into a three-year
product development agreement with Bath and Body Works, a division of Intimate
Brands Inc. (NYSE: IBI). Both companies have also entered into a Mutual
Confidentiality Agreement restricting both companies from disclosing any
information relative to new products or technologies, resulting from this
agreement.
John Pidorenko, President and CEO, said, "We have been working with Bath
and Body Works for at least two month on this agreement and I am extremely
pleased with the cooperative effort on the part of both companies to make it
happen. Bath and Body Works marketing expertise and controlled distribution
will allow us to quickly identify and market products to Bath and Body Works
retail outlets throughout the U.S."
Bath & Body Works, Inc. is a division of Intimate Brands, Inc., the
leading specialty retailer of intimate apparel, beauty and personal care
products through the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works brands. As of
October 2, 1999, Victoria's Secret products are available through 877 lingerie
and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret Catalogue, and online at
http://www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath & Body Works products are available in 1,152
stores.
Thermacell Technologies, Inc. manufactures microspheres (Vaxcells) and
product that use Vaxcells.

Company contact: Tony Quinones @ 800-363-9928
E-mail: jquin48895@aol.com or John Carney 352 394 7930
E-mail pride8143@earthlink.net

Forward looking Statement: This news release contains certain "forward-
looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995, which provides a new "safe harbor" for these statements.
To the extent statements in this news release involve, without limitation,
product development and introduction plans, the company's expectations for
growth, estimates of future revenues, expenses, profit, cash flow, balance
sheet items, sell-through or backlog, forecasts of demand or market trends for
the company's product categories and for the industries in which the company
operates, or any other guidance on future periods, these statements are
forward-looking statements. The company assumes no obligation to update
forward-looking statements.


SOURCE Thermacell Technologies, Inc.

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: Tony Quinones, 800-363-9928, or e-mail, jquin48895@aol.com , or

John Carney, 352-394-7930, or e-mail pride8143@earthlink.net, both of

Thermacell Technologies, Inc./

Web Site: /http://www.VictoriasSecret.com /

(VCLL VCLLW IBI)



CO: Thermacell Technologies, Inc.; Bath And Body Works; Intimate Brands Inc.;

Victoria's Secret

ST: Florida

IN: CHM HOU REA

SU: LIC



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Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. Announces a 625% Increase in EPS on Record

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 8:20 by BeautyCare.com
Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. Announces a 625% Increase in EPS on Record

Revenues: Manufacturing Subsidiary Allou Personal Care Corp.,
Reports First Profitable Quarter

BRENTWOOD, N.Y., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc.,
(Amex: ALU), today reported results for the second quarter and six months
periods, ended September 30, 1999.
For the second quarter earnings per share rose a dramatic 625 percent to
29 cents per share, on a 13 percent increase in revenues, which reached a
record $101 million, resulting in a net income of $2,063,686. In the
comparable period last year revenues totaled $89.7 million and net income
$236,748 or 4 cents per share.
Six months revenues reached $179.1 million, resulting in net income from
operations of $3,399,437 or 46 cents per share, verses sales of $158.3 million
and net income of $933,896 or 15 cents per share in the same period a
year earlier.
David Shamilzadeh, chief financial officer and senior vice president,
stated, "We are extremely pleased to report our excellent financial
performance which is a result of improvements in all segments of our business.
It is particularly exciting to announce that our wholly owned manufacturing
subsidiary, Allou Personal Care Corp., based in Saugus, Ca., has become
profitable. Characterized by extremely attractive profit margins, this
segment of Allou's business is expected to make a significant contribution to
the Company's bottom line performance over the foreseeable future."
Allou will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter results
for investment professionals this afternoon, Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at
4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This conference call will also broadcast
live over the Internet, and can be accessed by all interested parties at
http://www.vcall.com. For financial investment professionals who wish to
access the telephone call, please contact Dodi Zirkle of Continental Capital
at 407-682-2001 to obtain a dial-in number. To listen to the live call,
please go to the Web site at least fifteen minutes prior the start of the call
to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those
who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, a reply will be
available shortly after the call on the Vcall web site.

Founded in 1962, Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. is the premier
distributor of over 22,000 nationally advertised health and beauty aid
products, branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, prestige designer
fragrances, cosmetics and branded non-perishable foods. Through its
wholly owned subsidiary Allou Personal Care Corporation, the Company
manufactures upscale hair care and skin care products. Allou's account base
consists of 4,200 independent drug and convenience stores and the leading
national chain stores.

This release may include forward-looking statements concerning Allou's
intent, belief or current expectations with respect to, among other things,
trends affecting its financial condition or results of operations and its
business and growth strategies. Such forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, expressed or
implied. Allou does not undertake any obligations to update or revise any
forward-looking statements.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Three Months Ended September 30,

1999 1998

Revenues $101,011,666 $89,667,276

Gross Profit 13,787,354 11,366,851

Net Income 2,063,686 236,748

Per Share Net Income $0.29 $0.04

Diluted Shares
Outstanding Including
Common Stock
Equivalents 7,O98,914 6,063,953


Six Months Ended September 30,

1999 1998

Revenues $179,158,877 $158,301,989

Gross Profit 24,628,485 21,710,648

Net Income(a) 3,399,437 933,896

Per Share Net Income $0.46 $0.15

Diluted Shares
Outstanding Including
Common Stock
Equivalents 7,333,912 6,311,174

(a) Per Share Net Income excludes one time gain from sale of internet
subsidiary amounting to $12,796,461 which is net of operating costs
and taxes.


SOURCE Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc.

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: David Shamilzadeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial

Officer of Allou Health & Beauty Care, 516-787-1220; or Dodi Zirkle of

Continental Capital & Equity Corporation, 407-682-2001/

(ALU)



CO: Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc.

ST: New York

IN: HOU

SU: ERN







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Intimate Brands Launches The White Barn Candle Co.

Posted Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 8:19 by BeautyCare.com
Intimate Brands Launches The White Barn Candle Co.

Barn-Raising Event in New York's Bryant Park Signals Aggressive Entry into
Rapidly Growing Home Fragrance and Decor Markets

Highlights Billion Dollar Opportunity for Brand-Savvy Consumer Leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI)
today announced the launch of The White Barn Candle Co. with the raising of
the first barn seen in New York City in over 100 years. The White Barn Candle
Co. offers the world's finest assortment of home fragrance products, seasonal
collections and home fragrance gift sets. Intimate Brands, Inc. also owns
Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works.

CEO Sees Major Potential in $16 Billion Home Fragrance and Decor Market
Beth Pritchard, President and CEO of Bath & Body Works and The White Barn
Candle Co., said, "Candles and other home fragrance products have been strong
growth categories for us for several years, showing the potential to expand
into a separate brand. There is tremendous opportunity to dominate this
fragmented $16 billion retail market which is growing at 15% a year. We
believe we are looking at a new brand that can surpass $1 billion in sales and
continue to grow for years to come."
Pritchard continued, "Home fragrance today is really about lifestyle;
bringing a special ambiance and atmosphere to your home. Together with this
emerging market and our brand-building expertise, The White Barn Candle Co.
will be an exciting new dimension in Home Fragrance."

Brand-Building Expertise
Mr. Leslie H. Wexner, Chairman and CEO of Intimate Brands, Inc. noted,
"Bath & Body Works has built perhaps the most compelling retail success story
of this decade. That success has been the result of a disciplined approach to
brand management. Successfully using vertical integration, constant
innovation in product introduction and a continuing focus on operational
excellence, at both the store and system levels, has led to an astonishing
5-year compound annual sales growth record of 63%. This same approach should
act as a platform to take The White Barn Candle Co. to a national audience."
Currently, there are about 55 White Barn Candle Co. stores in operation,
and an additional 25-30 will open for the holiday season. Fifty store
openings are planned for 2000. Call 1-800-395-4004 to find The White Barn
Candle Co. store near you.
The barn being raised today in Manhattan's Bryant Park is a full-scale
40 feet tall and 54 feet long holiday barn. The barn's interior will be
completely decorated with fantastic holiday displays of The White Barn Candle
Co. collections and will be open to the public for viewing starting Thursday,
November 11 to Saturday November 13. An artisan tent, featuring educational
displays and demonstrations of traditional crafts, such as woodworking,
pottery, painting, and basket weaving, will also be open to the public. The
barn will be open to the public on Thursday, November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m.; Friday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday,
November 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information on The White Barn Candle Co. and to see the barn
raising online as it happens, visit http://www.WhiteBarnCandleCo.com , or
http://www.IntimateBrands.com and click on 'What's New'.
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of October 30, Victoria's Secret products are
available through 877 lingerie and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret
Catalogue and online at http://www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath & Body Works products
are available in 1,166 stores. The White Barn Candle Co., the newest brand in
the Intimate Brands, Inc. portfolio, has 55 stores devoted to a broad
selection of home fragrance and decor products. Launched in 1999, the Company
plans to aggressively grow this new concept.
Safe harbor statement under the private securities litigation reform act
of 1995: The forward-looking statements made by the Company in this press
release involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change
based on various important factors which may be beyond the Company's control.
Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ
materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking
statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in
the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company
does not intend to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements
even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results
expressed or implied therein will not be realized.


SOURCE Intimate Brands, Inc.

-0- 11/09/1999

/CONTACT: Waggener Edstrom Rapid Response for Intimate Brands, Inc.,

425-450-5019/

Web Site: /http://www.intimatebrands.com

http://www.WhiteBarnCandleCo.com

http://www.VictoriasSecret.com/

(IBI)



CO: Intimate Brands, Inc.; White Barn Candle Co.

ST: Ohio

IN: REA

SU:







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thatlook.com Links Affiliate Program with Be Free, Inc.

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:57 by BeautyCare.com
thatlook.com Links Affiliate Program with Be Free, Inc.

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- thatlook.com, the Internet's
leading site for cosmetic surgery today announced the thatlook.com Affiliate
Network that will connect online businesses, virtual malls, and specialty
e-tailers to its interactive website @ http://www.thatlook.com.
As a member of the thatlook.com Affiliate Network, an affiliate creates a
link to thatlook.com, making the online cosmetic surgery retailer the
affiliate's exclusive elective surgery provider. In return, partnering
affiliates receive a 20 percent commission from thatlook.com on each loan
application for surgery made by customers coming from the affiliate site.
thatlook.com is the only online plastic surgery retailer to offer such a high
commission to affiliates.
thatlook.com's affiliate program is e-nabled(SM) by Be Free
(http://www.befree.com) (Nasdaq: BFRE), a leading provider of performance marketing
technology, services and knowledge based in Marlborough, MA. Through the
program, affiliates earn a commission on sales from all purchases made
through a link to thatlook.com. Using this "pay-for-performance" business
model, thatlook.com pays a commission when an interested lead is generated.
Be Free acts as an intermediary, tracking each transaction and reporting the
results back to both thatlook.com and the affiliate.
"Cosmetic Surgery is a major topic in national media coverage today,
"stated Gerard Powell, thatlook.com's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Our marketing efforts enable us to connect physicians and patients.
Affiliation with Be Free enhances our ability to capture the growing interest
in Cosmetic Surgery within the Internet community."

About thatlook.com:
thatlook.com is a direct response, marketing services company serving a
network of physicians that specialize in performing elective, cosmetic
procedures.
Using a combined, multi-media approach, including the Internet,
television, radio, print and direct mail, thatlook.com generates
financially-qualified, and purchase-minded patient traffic to its network of
member physicians.
thatlook.com's (OTC Bulletin Board: THAT) Internet web site is
http://www.thatlook.com.
Investor relations information is at
http://www.thatlook.com/investor_main.html

This News Release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although the Company believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it
can give no assurance that such expectations will prove correct.


SOURCE thatlook.com

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/CONTACT: Gerard Powell, President of thatlook.com, 570-420-0318, ext.

6733/

Web Site: /http://www.befree.com/

Web Site: /http://www.thatlook.com/investor_main.html/

Web Site: /http://www.thatlook.com/

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Avon Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:55 by BeautyCare.com
Avon Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today
declared the regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of 18 cents per
share, payable December 1, 1999 to shareholders of record November 16, 1999.
Avon is the world's leading direct seller of beauty and related products, with
$5.2 billion in annual revenues. Avon markets to women in 135 countries
through 2.8 million independent sales representatives. Avon product lines
include such recognizable brands as Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Color, Far Away,
Rare Gold, Millennia, Starring, Avon Skin Care and Women of Earth. Avon also
markets an extensive line of fashion jewelry, apparel, gifts and collectibles.
More information on Avon and its products can be found on the company's award
winning website http://www.avon.com.


SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.

-0- 11/04/1999

/CONTACT: Media - Brian Martin, 212-282-5103, or Victor Beaudet,

212-282-5344, Investors - Carol Murray-Negron or Marianne Paulsen,

212-282-5320, all of Avon/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/079575.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 079575/

Web Site: /http://www.avon.com/

(AVP)



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Andrea Jung Named CEO of Avon

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:54 by BeautyCare.com
Andrea Jung Named CEO of Avon

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today
announced that its president and chief operating officer, Andrea Jung, has
been named president and chief executive officer, succeeding chairman and CEO
Charles R. Perrin in his capacity as CEO. Mr. Perrin is retiring from Avon.
The company also announced that outside director Stanley C. Gault, has been
elected non-executive chairman of the board. All changes are effective
immediately.
Ms. Jung has been Avon's president since January 1998 and its chief
operating officer since July 1998. Previously, she held the company's top
marketing positions since joining Avon in January 1994.
Mr. Gault has been a director of Avon for the past 14 years. He is former
chairman and CEO of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Rubbermaid, Inc.
and currently serves on the boards of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and The Timken
Company, among others.
Mr. Perrin, who joined Avon as a director in May 1996, became chief
operating officer in January 1998, was named CEO in July 1998 and was elected
chairman of the board in May 1999. He had previously been chairman and CEO of
Duracell International.
Since becoming Avon's top executives last year, Mr. Perrin and Ms. Jung
have initiated a companywide re-engineering program and launched a strategic
plan to accelerate revenue growth and bolster Avon's image among consumers and
sales representatives.
In April, Avon announced a strategic plan that includes expanding
consumer-marketing programs to drive growth in beauty sales, while modernizing
its direct selling system through investments in new technology. More
recently, the company said it intends to spend $100 million next year to fund
its strategies, while targeting earnings growth in the "low to mid teens."
Today, Avon reaffirmed those expectations, as well as its previously stated
outlook for the fourth quarter of 1999.
"The foundation for future growth is in place and Andrea is uniquely
qualified to lead Avon," Mr. Gault said. "She has a thorough knowledge of the
company and the global beauty industry, as well as the passion to mobilize the
organization during this period of significant change. It has been the
Board's intention that Andrea would become Avon's next CEO and given Charlie's
decision to retire, we firmly believe this is the right time for her to lead
the company.
"The Board thanks Charlie for his many contributions, both as a director
and as a senior executive, particularly for his role in helping develop the
company's strategic plan," Mr. Gault said.
Commenting on today's announcement, Ms. Jung said, "We have set a bold new
course for Avon and I am confident that we can build on the wonderful
traditions of the company and make Avon the most relevant beauty brand for
women in the world. I am energized by the potential that I see for this great
company."
Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Jung was executive vice president of Neiman
Marcus, responsible for women's and intimate apparel, accessories and
cosmetics. She also had been senior vice president for I. Magnin, the
prominent chain of specialty stores for women. Ms. Jung is a Director of
General Electric Company and serves on the boards of the Fragrance Foundation,
Cosmetic Executive Women and Princeton University.
She was named one of Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in American
Business" in 1998 and 1999, and was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame
by the American Advertising Federation.
Mr. Perrin said he plans to devote full time to his Perrin Family
Foundation and other philanthropic activities. He and his wife, Sheila,
established the Foundation in 1994 to fund programs targeted at
underprivileged youth.
"This has been an exciting period for me and I believe the role I've
played in helping guide Avon's future will lead to even greater success for
the company," Mr. Perrin said.
Avon is the world's leading direct seller of beauty and related products,
with $5.2 billion in annual revenues. Avon markets to women in 135 countries
through 2.8 million independent sales representatives. Avon product lines
include such recognizable brands as Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Color, Far Away,
Rare Gold, Millennia, Starring, Avon Skin Care and Women of Earth. Avon also
markets an extensive line of fashion jewelry, apparel, gifts and collectibles.
More information on Avon and its products can be found on the company's award
winning website http://www.avon.com.


SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.

-0- 11/04/1999

/CONTACT: Media - Brian Martin, 212-282-5103, or Investor - Carol Murray-

Negron, 212-282-5320, both of Avon/

Company News On Call: / http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/079575.html or fax,

800-758-5804, ext. 079575/

Web Site: /http://www.avon.com/

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Online Pharmacies to Grab Less than 2% of Drugstore Business by 2001

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:52 by BeautyCare.com
Online Pharmacies to Grab Less than 2% of Drugstore Business by 2001,

Corporate Research Group Says

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet pharmacies like
Drugstore.com, PlanetRx.com and More.com are expected to grab only 1% to 2%
of the prescription drug, OTC and health and beauty aids market by 2001,
posing little short-term threat to established drugstore chains and retailers
like Walgreen, CVS, Wal-Mart, Eckerd and Albertson's, according to a
just-published study from Corporate Research Group.
Its report, "Online Pharmacy Rush: Gold Mine or Fool's Gold," warns of
"a bloody shakeout" among the 10 or more Internet pharmacy companies.
Corporate Research Group predicts that ultimately "a couple of online
pharmacies will survive" but with thin margins. It says prospects for profits
are slightly better at Internet firms specializing in vitamins and
supplements. However, Corporate Research Group says, in the long run,
Internet pharmacies may garner enough market share "to negatively affect
overall profitability at bricks and mortar drugstores."
Consumers interviewed for the report in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles,
Houston and Washington, DC said they were generally satisfied with their
local pharmacies, and expressed concern about privacy, mistakes in medication
and "Internet scams" as reasons for being leery of Internet ordering.
The Corporate Research Group study says that huge chunks of the
$122 billion prescription drug market are effectively closed to the online
pharmacies, either because consumers need medications the same day or because
these online pharmacies do not qualify for insurance coverage through managed
care companies or their PBMs (prescription benefit managers). Rite Aid now
owns 22% of Drugstore.com, and Express Scripts owns 20% of PlanetRx.com,
indicating the power that PBMs wield in the prescription market.
"Online Pharmacy Rush" predicts that the Internet pharmacy business will
generate between $1.4 billion and $2.8 billion in revenues in 2001, with
hundreds of millions in losses. Author Carl Mercurio warns that "Market
capitalization of online pharmacies has reached stratospheric levels," with
investors valuing online pharmacies at between three and 117 times the value
of retail drugstore chains or healthcare companies like Walgreen or
UnitedHealth Group.
"Online Pharmacy Rush" is 135 pages, contains 54 tables and 36 company
profiles. Contact: Corporate Research Group, 524 North Ave., New Rochelle,
NY 10801; 914-235-6000; fax 914-235-6002; Efrem Sigel, president or Carl
Mercurio, vice president.


SOURCE Corporate Research Group

-0- 11/04/1999

/CONTACT: Efrem Sigel, president, or Carl Mercurio, vice president, both

of Corporate Research Group, 914-235-6000, fax 914-235-6002/



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The Limited, Inc. Reports October Sales

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:51 by BeautyCare.com
The Limited, Inc. Reports October Sales

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Limited, Inc.
(NYSE: LTD; London) reported a comparable store sales increase of 8% for the
four weeks ended October 30, 1999. The Company reported net sales of
$600.3 million for the four-week period ended October 30, 1999, compared to
sales of $593.5 million for the comparable four-week period ended
October 31, 1998. Net sales in 1998 include sales from Too, Inc. (NYSE: TOO)
and Galyan's. Too, Inc. became independent from The Limited, Inc. after its
August 23, 1999 spin-off and a majority interest in Galyan's was sold to a
third party on August 31, 1999.
The Company reported a comparable stores sales increase of 10% for the
thirty-nine weeks ended October 30, 1999. Sales of $6.437 billion for the
thirty-nine weeks ended October 30, 1999 increased 6% from sales of $6.091
billion for the same period last year.
The Limited, Inc., through Express, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, Limited
Stores, Structure, and Henri Bendel, presently operates 3,008 specialty
stores. The Company also owns approximately 84% of Intimate Brands, Inc.
(NYSE: IBI), the leading specialty retailer of intimate apparel, beauty and
personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works
brands. Victoria's Secret products are available through 887 lingerie and
beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret Catalogue and online at
http://www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath and Body Works products are available in 1,166
stores.
To hear The Limited, Inc.'s prerecorded October sales message, call
800-696-1585, followed by the passcode 189295, or log onto http://www.limited.com for
an audio replay.


SOURCE The Limited, Inc.

-0- 11/04/1999

/CONTACT: Tom Katzenmeyer, Vice President, Investor Relations of The

Limited, Inc., 614-415-7076/

Web Site: /http://www.VictoriasSecret.com

http://www.limited.com/

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PlanetRx.com Named #1 Online Pharmacy by eMarketer

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:50 by BeautyCare.com
PlanetRx.com Named #1 Online Pharmacy by eMarketer

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanetRx.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLRX)
(http://www.planetrx.com), a leading Internet healthcare destination for commerce,
content and community, is pleased to announce that it was ranked #1 in
eMarketer's recent Top 10 Online Drugstores report. eMarketer, a
New York-based firm that aggregates Internet-related information, compared
several dozen online pharmacy sites based on selection, price, service,
usability presentation and features. In each category PlanetRx.com scored a
perfect five on a scale of one to five.
"PlanetRx is extremely well designed ... products are offered up with
clear images, heaps of information and darn good prices. PlanetRx also offers
the opportunity to communicate with pharmacists. Consumers may submit
questions and responses are guaranteed within 24 hours. Now that's customer
service," the eMarketer report states. "There are also bulletin boards,
weekly chats and FAQs galore. Once again, we really like to see commerce and
content working hand-in-glove. Nicely done, PlanetRx."
"Being named the number one site in the online drugstore space by
eMarketer is very exciting for us," said William J. Razzouk, chief executive
officer of PlanetRx.com. "eMarketer's scoring and comments highlight our
commitment to delivering the best commerce, content and community for a
rewarding health, beauty and wellness shopping experience."

About eMarketer
eMarketer, http://www.eMarketer.com, is a company that researches and writes
summary reports on the net marketplace, aggregates, filters, organizes and
analyzes the statistics, news and information that businesses need. eMarketer
is recognized worldwide as the authority on business online and its
award-winning web site has been visited by hundreds of thousands of
e-marketers from over 105 countries around the world.

About PlanetRx.com
PlanetRx.com, Inc. (http://www.planetrx.com) a leading Internet healthcare
destination for commerce, content and community, delivers a convenient,
personalized and informed health and beauty shopping experience. With
products ranging from prescriptions to personal care items to the latest
medical information, PlanetRx.com gives consumers the ability to manage their
own healthcare in a convenient and secure environment. PlanetRx.com is one of
three online pharmacies to have received the Verified Internet Pharmacy
Practice Sites (VIPPS) seal of approval from The National Association of
Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Headquartered in South San Francisco, the company
operates its own pharmacy and distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee to
ensure the highest quality customer care.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding PlanetRx's expectations, beliefs, intentions, or strategies
regarding the future. All forward-looking statements included in this
document are based upon information available to PlanetRx as of the date
hereof, and PlanetRx assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which
could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These
and other risks relating to PlanetRx's business are set forth in PlanetRx's
Form S-1, as amended and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
July 8, 1999, and the other reports filed from time to time with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.


CONTACTS: Daphne Jackson, 650-827-7071, or daphne@nrwpr.com, or

Bryan Cohen, 650-827-7066, or bryan@nrwpr.com, both of Niehaus Ryan Wong,

Inc., for PlanetRx.com, Inc.



SOURCE PlanetRx.com, Inc.

-0- 11/03/1999

/CONTACT: Daphne Jackson, 650-827-7071, or daphne@nrwpr.com, or

Bryan Cohen, 650-827-7066, or bryan@nrwpr.com, both of Niehaus Ryan Wong,

Inc., for PlanetRx.com, Inc./

Web Site: /http://www.eMarketer.com/

Web Site: /http://www.planetrx.com/

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NWDA Announces 1999 DIANA Winners

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:49 by BeautyCare.com
NWDA Announces 1999 DIANA Winners

RESTON, Va., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- NWDA members constantly strive to
provide new and better ways to serve their customers. Every year since 1959,
the National Wholesale Druggists' Association (NWDA) has recognized
manufacturer excellence in new product introductions and promotions for drug
wholesalers through its DIANA (Drug Industry Annual NWDA Awards) competition.
The competition recognizes superior efforts in enhancing the marketability of
products through the wholesale drug distribution system. It also spotlights
positive relationships between manufacturers and drug wholesalers.
This year, DIANAs were awarded in 11 categories, covering both consumer
products and pharmaceuticals. The more than 300 consumer products and
pharmaceutical manufacturers who are members of NWDA were eligible. Criteria
used in judging included distribution policies and procedures, retail
promotional information and the effectiveness of the sales efforts. Wholesaler
members nominated their top ten supplier members in the award categories. NWDA
compiled the data from the surveys and sent the names of the finalists to the
judges, who considered a variety of criteria and cast their evaluations. The
results were then consolidated to determine the 1999 DIANA winners.
This year's winners were announced at the 1999 NWDA Annual Meeting in
Marco Island, Fla. and are as follows:

Consumer Products Competition
* Best New Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion of an OTC
Product-Novartis Consumer Healthcare, Inc. for Maalox Quick Dissolve.
* Best New Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion in Health and
Beauty Care-Bristol-Myers Squibb Consumer Sales for Aussie Land.
* Best New Product Introduction and/or Products Promotion in Home Health
Care-Bayer Corporation Diagnostics Division for the Glucometer DEX
Diabetes Care System.
* Best New Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion in General
Merchandise/Other-Owens-Brockway Prescription Products Unit of Owens-
Illinois for 1-Clic Vial and Closure System.
* Best Overall Consumer Products Manufacturer with Sales to Drug
Wholesalers Under $10 Million-Bristol-Myers Squibb Consumer Sales.
Merit finalists were The Gillette Company Oral B Laboratories, Inc. and
Del Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Division of Del Laboratories, Inc.
* Best Overall Consumer Products Manufacturer with Sales of $10 Million
and Over-Novartis Consumer Healthcare, Inc. Merit finalists were
Whitehall-Robins Healthcare and Becton Dickinson Consumer Products,
Becton Dickinson & Company.

Pharmaceutical Competition
* Best New Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion, Branded or
Single Source-Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Subsidiary Forest
Laboratories, Inc. for CELEXA.
* Best New Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion, Generic or
Multisource-Warrick Pharmaceuticals, Division of Schering Laboratories
for Isosorbide Mononitrate Extended Relief Tablets.
* Best New Product Introduction and/or Product Promotion, Biotechnology-
Schering Laboratories for REBETRON/INTRON A/REBETOL combination
therapy.
* Best Overall Pharmaceutical Manufacturer with Sales to Drug Wholesalers
Under $100 Million-E. Fougera & Company, Division of Atlanta, Inc.
Merit finalists were Warrick Pharmaceuticals, Division of Schering
Laboratories and TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA.
* Best Overall Pharmaceutical Manufacturer with Sales to Drug Wholesalers
$100 Million and Over-Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc. Merit finalists were
Schering Laboratories and Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, Division
of Pfizer, Inc.

For more information about the 1999 DIANA winners, contact NWDA at
703-787-0000 or visit NWDA's Web site at http://www.nwda.org.

NWDA is the national trade association that represents pharmaceutical and
related healthcare product distributors throughout the Americas. It is a
leader in stimulating innovations that enhance the distributors' role in
healthcare distribution and the services they provide their customers.


SOURCE National Wholesale Druggists' Association

-0- 11/03/1999

/CONTACT: National Wholesale Druggists' Association, 703-787-0000 or

pr@nwda.org/

Web Site: /http://www.nwda.org/



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Intimate Brands Reports October Comparable Store Sales Increase of 10 Percent

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:47 by BeautyCare.com
Intimate Brands Reports October Comparable Store Sales Increase of 10 Percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI)
today reported net sales of $246.3 million for the four-week period ended
October 30, 1999, a 13% increase from $217.3 million for the comparable four-
week period last year. Sales of $814.2 million for the third quarter
increased 15% from $709.0 million for the same period last year. Sales of
$2.709 billion for the year-to-date period increased 15% from $2.355 billion
for the same period last year.
The Company's comparable store sales increased 10% for the four weeks
representing October, 13% for the third quarter and 13% for the year-to-date
period ended October 30, 1999.
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of October 30, 1999, Victoria's Secret products
are available through 887 lingerie and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret
Catalogue and online at http://www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath & Body Works products
are available in 1,166 stores.


SOURCE Intimate Brands, Inc.

-0- 11/03/1999

/NOTE TO EDITORS: Sales call replay can be accessed at:

1-800-696-1585 ID# 442626/

/CONTACT: Debbie J. Mitchell of Intimate Brands, Inc., 614-415-7546/

Web Site: /http://www.intimatebrands.com/

(IBI)



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Transplanting in Microspace: Winning the War Against Baldness in the Third Millennium

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:44 by BeautyCare.com
Transplanting in Microspace: Winning the War Against Baldness in the Third Millennium

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair restoration surgery has evolved
greatly since its introduction more than 40 years ago. From the potentially
unnatural-looking large "plug" graft procedures that once dominated the field
to the current trend of megasessions using large numbers of single follicular
unit (one-to-three hair) grafts, dermatologic surgeons continue to search for
techniques that will provide patients with a natural-looking frontal hairline
backed up by adequate hair density.
Speaking today at the American Academy of Dermatology's Derm Update '99,
dermatologist Michael L. Reed, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical
Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, presented the latest
innovations in hair restoration surgery with special emphasis on newer
surgical instruments and multiple follicular-unit megasessions.
Hair transplant surgery has been one of the most tedious and
labor-intensive cosmetic procedures performed. Innovative new surgical
instrumentation is reducing procedure time while minimizing tissue injury and
optimizing graft placement. "Very careful tissue handling and placement
continue to be the key to a successful outcome in this procedure," said Dr.
Reed. "The new instruments are very helpful. However, they do not replace
the necessity for a skilled hands-on surgeon."
Traditionally, hair restoration surgery has been portrayed as a
male-dominated procedure. Approximately 20 percent of Caucasian men will show
signs of male pattern baldness by the age of 20. The incidence of male
pattern baldness increases 10 percent per decade through a man's life. While
male pattern baldness is usually an inherited condition from either the mother
or father, women also experience hair loss. Female hair loss is commonly
known as female pattern baldness or female diffuse thinning. The causes of
female hair loss range from iron deficiency to thyroid abnormalities to
childbirth. For both sexes, hair loss often causes diminished self-esteem,
stress, anxiety, depression and feelings of social inadequacy.
Single follicular unit megasessions, although representing a major improvement
in understanding and technique, have been criticized for producing results
characterized by "see through" hair and requiring multiple sessions to achieve
the desired result. "A technique called vari-grafting, a mix of single (one)
and multiple (two-to-three) follicular unit grafts, produces results that are
natural looking in the front and sufficiently dense on the top," explained Dr.
Reed. "I believe that this method will prevail as state-of-the-art in the
near future."
While many women are able to reverse hair loss by taking oral medications,
like vitamins or prescription thyroid medications, some still require surgery
to achieve adequate hair density. "Hair restoration surgery is experiencing
increased popularity in women with female pattern hair loss," remarked Dr.
Reed. "These newer techniques allow for transplantation into areas of thin
hair, not just bald scalp. By inserting small grafts between existing hairs,
hair density can be doubled or even tripled."
"In addition to these techniques, microsurgery is becoming common to
correct a variety of scarring conditions, including facelift and browlift
scars which may cause hair loss," noted Dr. Reed.
Other treatments for hair loss include scalp reduction, flap surgery, as
well as topical and oral medications. Removing bald scalp (reduction) and
rotating hair-bearing scalp (flaps) are aggressive procedures that relatively
few patients opt to undergo. Topical minoxidil is a useful treatment for hair
loss. Oral (systemic) finasteride is useful in men, but until further
research is conducted, must be avoided by women who are or may become
pregnant.
"A combination of medical and surgical treatments may ultimately make
baldness correctable, if not avoidable," concluded Dr. Reed.
The American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most
influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a
membership over 12,000 dermatologists worldwide, the Academy is committed to:
advancing the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the skin;
advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in
dermatology; supporting and enhancing patient care; and promoting a lifetime
of healthier skin, hair, and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at
1-888-462-DERM (3376) or http://www.aad.org .
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) was founded in 1970
to promote excellence in the field of dermatologic surgery and to foster the
highest standards of patient care. For more information on cosmetic surgery
and referrals to doctors in specific geographic areas, please contact the ASDS
Consumer Hotline, 1-800-441-ASDS (2737), during weekday business hours or
visit our Web site at http://www.asds-net.org .



SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology


-0- 10/27/1999


/CONTACT: Missy Gough, 847-240-1734, e-mail, mgough@aad.org, Karen


Klickmann, 847-240-1735, e-mail, kklickmann@aad.org, both of the American


Academy of Dermatology; Nadine Tosk of the American Society for Dermatologic


Surgery,


504-483-6957, or e-mail: ntosk@compuserve.com /


Web Site: /http://www.aad.org /




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Women.com Launches E-Commerce Initiative

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 9:39 by BeautyCare.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS:
Annika Jensen, Public Relations
Women.com Networks, Inc.
(650) 378-4908
mailto:ajensen@women.com

Anna Yen, Investor Relations
Women.com Networks, Inc.
(650) 378-4921
mailto:ayen@women.com

Shannon Heily
Ruder Finn
(415) 541-0750
mailto:heilys@ruderfinn.com
http://www.women.com
http://www.shegetsdressed.com

Women.com Launches E-Commerce Initiative

Company Creates First Women's Online Boutique With 'She Gets
Dressed'

SAN MATEO, CA - November 9, 1999 (INB) -- Women.com
Networks, Inc. http://www.women.com (Nasdaq:WOMN) today
unveiled She Gets Dressed , a
unique approach to selling apparel and accessories online,
marking the company's entry into a $111 billion* global
consumer e-commerce industry. While Women.com currently
sells products through over 60 e-commerce partners, She Gets
Dressed represents the company's first direct online retail
effort to consumers.

"She Gets Dressed adds to our successful shopping channel,
and we look forward to continued growth in this area," said
Marleen McDaniel, Chair and CEO, Women.com. "We have built a
highly scalable transaction platform for She Gets Dressed
that will give Women.com the opportunity to add additional
e-commerce partners in the future, deepening our network
even further."

Similar to a traditional boutique, She Gets Dressed offers
women a variety of designer brand names, in an edited
selection of products from designers like Max Studio, Suzan
Briganti and Echo Scarves. The boutique debuts with the
coordination of wardrobe essentials, including the classic
white shirt and perfect black pants - fundamental pieces in
every woman's wardrobe.

She Gets Dressed is unique because it uses a navigational
approach designed to reflect how different types of women
prefer to shop, and capitalizes on the company's six years
of creating online environments targeted to the unique
habits of women. At She Gets Dressed, women can navigate
through three key areas, including:

o She Needs: highlights key wardrobe essentials, such as the
button down stretch shirt and slim pant
o She Wants: accentuates trends and wardrobe themes for the
season, such as "urban utility" and "wild things"
o She Finds: offers a quick search for that special item in
specific categories including, accessories, foot-wear,
tops and bottoms

Additionally, Women.com has included an online fashion
"retail therapist" to help build the perfect wardrobe. The
"Style Shrink" appears throughout the She Gets Dressed
boutique to offer insights and views about women and the
latest fashion trends.

"There is nothing women don't buy and because they come
online with a 'to do' list, it is critical to know how to
merchandise to women online," said Donna McDonald, Vice
President, E-commerce, Women.com. "She Gets Dressed is
designed from feedback we received from women about the way
they like to shop. With carefully selected items and clever
merchandising, we offer busy women simple, classic wardrobe
solutions."

About Women.com Networks, Inc.
Women.com http://www.women.com is a leading Internet network
dedicated to women, featuring award-winning original
programming, personalized services, community and online
shopping. A comprehensive new media network for women,
Women.com is comprised of more than 90,000 pages of
programming organized into 20 topical channels, including
Fashion & Beauty; Horoscopes; Food; Sex & Romance; Health;
Career & Money; Pregnancy; and Home. Women.com also offers
extensive membership services and benefits, including
personalized content, personal home pages, e-mail and access
to community forums and clubs. In addition, the company
enjoys strategic relationships with The Hearst Corporation
and Rodale, enabling Women.com to offer an online newsstand
featuring content from 12 of the world's leading women's
magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping,
Prevention and Redbook.

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements
about our revenues, earnings, margins, and other future
plans and objectives. These statements are subject to risks
and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to
vary materially from the results and objectives discussed in
the forward looking statements. Among the factors that could
cause actual results to differ are: increased competition
from other web sites offering similar content, unexpected
problems with our computer infrastructure that affect the
delivery of our content, effectiveness of our marketing and
advertising programs, market acceptance of our content and
services, and other factors that may influence future
business and financial results, including those set forth in
the Women.com Networks Form S-1 registration statement filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 1999,
as amended to date. All forward looking statements are based
on the information available to Women.com Networks on the
date hereof, and Women.com Networks assumes no obligation to
update such statements.

* Industry Standard, Metrics, September 13, 1999
International Data Corporation

FACT SHEET:
Women shop online for clothing and accessories

Eighty percent of Women.com visitors surveyed have told us
they shop online
--Source: Women.com

Women spend almost three times as much on remote clothing
purchases as do men
-- Source: Jupiter Communications

Fifty three percent of the 4.5 million online buyers of
clothing are women
-- Source: Nielsen / CommerceNet

By the year 2003, online apparel sales are expected to be
$20.2 billion
-- Source: Forrester Research

The online market size for apparel and accessories is
estimated at $17 billion
-- Source: KSA

The percent of online buyers of apparel and clothing is
expected to increase by 144 percent this holiday season
-- Source: Harris Interactive

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