By  on March 7, 2008

Bare Escentuals products have popped up at Target and Costco, two retailers that the mineral makeup company charges are unauthorized to sell its premium-priced wares.

During a quarterly earnings call with analysts on Feb. 26, Bare Escentuals Inc.'s chief executive officer Leslie Blodgett declared, "While we are pleased that we continue to make our products more accessible to our customers, with that increased distribution scale, unfortunately, comes the possibility that our products make their way to unauthorized sales channels." She continued, "Indeed, we have seen unauthorized Bare Escentuals products appear in Costco [Wholesale Corp.] and Target [Corp.] stores. To be clear, Bare Escentuals does not have a business relationship with either retailer and as such, we are aggressively pursuing our legal rights with respect to sale of Bare Escentuals products through unauthorized channels. At the same time, we are taking proactive steps to develop methods to better track our products through the supply chain and prevent future occurrences."

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