Blog | 9 July 2018

The River Group and Superdrug launch first ever newsstand DARE

Headed up by ex-Grazia Art Director Matt Ford and ex-heat Style Editor Jo Hoare, The River Group and Superdrug launch the first ever newsstand DARE.

The summer special magazine includes more than £14 worth of beauty gifts

DARE is a free magazine offered to all Superdrug customers, but on the 5th of July, the retailer and River launched the first summer special (£2.50) that comes complete with five cover mounted beauty gifts worth more than £14. This will launch in addition to the free the magazine and will be available on newsstands throughout July – August.

The glossy 100-page magazine (75,000 copies) features well-known contributors including Daisy Buchanan (columnist and best-selling author of How To Be A Grown Up), Emma Gunawardhana (host of the Emma Guns Show beauty podcast) and Lucy Vine (author of Hot Mess and What Fresh Hell?), the title covers beauty, fashion, celebrity, travel and real-life in a fresh, informative and entertaining way.

The magazine includes an exclusive interview with cover star Caroline Flack alongside a guide to the world’s most instagrammable destinations, a run- down of the hottest S/S18 catwalk beauty trends and an edit of A-list inspired high street fashion.  Made for vacations and staycations alike, it’s the ultimate holiday companion.

Simon Comins, Commercial Director at Superdrug, said, “I’m thrilled to announce the first paid for extension of the hugely successful DARE brand, I’m confident that the combination of the fantastic magazine plus the undeniable draw of the beauty gifts will resonate with both the existing and the potential Superdrug customer. It’s an exciting step for River and Superdrug.”

Jackie Garford, Managing Director at River, said “We’re delighted with the new DARE summer special and very pleased to see DARE on newsstands for the first time. This is an exciting new chapter for the DARE brand, and for River’s long-standing partnership with Superdrug.”

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