WWD Beauty Inc. Honors the Industry

For Ulta Beauty, making an impact starts with maintaining a human connection both with its customers and with its team of sales associates, which spans roughly 40,000 employees nationwide. While accepting the second annual Pete Born Impact Award for the retailer, chief merchandising and marketing officer, Dave Kimbell, shared a touching anecdote about one of their male sales associates, Casey. […]

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Fabrizio Freda Discusses China, U.S. Department Stores and U.S. Makeup’s Slowdown

Beauty is booming in Asia. The region, which has always been known for its skin-care savvy consumers, is becoming a crucial growth driver for the large beauty conglomerates, especially as sales have softened in North America and Western Europe. On Wednesday, the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. touted a 24 percent jump in net sales in the Asia-Pacific region, driven by […]

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