WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Shortly after CVS Health decided in February 2014 to eliminate tobacco products from the merchandise mix at its drug stores, the company’s retail leadership team took the opportunity to reexamine the business. During those deliberations, beauty care quickly emerged as an area ripe for innovation. “We started the journey by interviewing thousands
LOS ANGELES — Leslie Hernandez has been promoted to chief financial officer at Markwins International. Markwins said Monday that as CFO, Hernandez assumes a newly created senior leadership role at the beauty care company, reporting directly to Eric Chen, chairman and chief executive officer. She has served as senior vice president of finance for the
NEW YORK — Coty Inc. has gone the acquisition route to boost its digital engagement capabilities. The beauty care company this week unveiled a deal to acquire Beamly, a digital marketing firm based in New York and London. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Beamly specializes in driving audience growth and engagement for consumer brands across
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty’s chief executive officer, Mary Dillon, has more to celebrate than the company’s 25th birthday. The company is growing at a rate enviable in retailing today, and it is on virtually every beauty care brand’s wish list. The financial community considers Ulta Beauty and Dillon among the best in the business.
SEATTLE — Later this month, Bartell Drugs plans to kick off its Fall Beauty Event, which will offer free makeup consultations in select stores and chainwide discounts on a range of beauty care products. The Seattle-area drug chain said Wednesday that the promotion will run Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. Six Bartell Drugs stores —
LOS ANGELES — Beauty care manufacturer and distributor American International Industries (A.I.I.) has acquired Hollywood Fashion Secrets, a brand of fashion and beauty accessories. Financial terms of the agreement, announced Thursday, weren’t disclosed. Hollywood Fashion Secrets offers a wide range of problem-solving products, led by Hollywood Fashion Tape double-stick tape strips — the brand’s inaugural
National drug chains are working hard to drive more sales in the beauty care category. The merged Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., for starters, is revamping its stores with a swankier cosmetics offering centered on the Boots No7 skin care line, which already drives traffic across Europe. For its part, Rite Aid Corp. is rolling out
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Selling into a retail chain as large as Walgreens can be a formidable challenge for even the largest supplier, let alone a fledgling player. To help smooth the path, Shannon Curtin, Walgreens’ group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, recently offered a primer on how to partner
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Jeff Rogers has been appointed as president of the Physicians Formula Group at Markwins International Corp. Rogers takes over from Ingrid Jackel, who left the company to join natural beauty care manufacturer Yes To Inc. as chief executive officer. Markwins noted that Rogers has been a part of the Markwins
CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co. has signed a definitive agreement to merge 43 of its beauty care brands with Coty Inc. The companies said Thursday that the $12.5 billion transaction includes P&G’s global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, fine fragrances, and select hairstyling businesses. With the deal, Coty
Coty Inc. is slated to acquire three beauty care businesses from Procter & Gamble Co., according to published reports. The New York Post reported late Monday that Coty has won an auction to buy P&G’s CoverGirl and Max Factor cosmetics brands, hair care business and fragrance business. P&G’s hair care brands include Wella and Clairol.
SOLON, Ohio — Next month, Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) plans to air a supplier webcast on beauty care and personal care featuring Walgreens executive Shannon Curtin. Curtin, who serves as group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care at Walgreens, will focus on strategies and tools that suppliers can use
Many beauty mavens have fond memories of some of their first product experiments. When we were eager tweens or teens, lip balm, nail polish and fragranced body splashes and sprays were some of the first products most of our mothers let us try. The next step was experimenting with facial masks at sleepovers or slumber
NEW YORK — E-commerce is rapidly gaining traction in the beauty care and personal care market, according to a newly released study from A.T. Kearney. The report, “Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition,” found that an industry rooted in the ability to touch, smell, sample and experiment with products in stores is being played