beauty products

ULTA Beauty's Loyalty Program Passes 16-Million Mark

ULTA Beauty's Ultamate Rewards loyalty program now has "16.1 million active members" and "drives well over 80%" of the national beauty retailer's sales, CEO Mary Dillon told analysts during her opening remarks in the public company's second quarter 2015 earnings conference call Aug. 27.

The number of ULTA's Ultamate Rewards members is up 18% over the prior 12-month period, according to Dillon.

Spinks Promoted to President of Beauty Systems Group

Mark Spinks—most recently the COO of Beauty Systems Group—has been promoted to president of Sally Beauty Holdings' professional-products distributorship, replacing longtime BSG president John Golliher.

One-Quarter of Online Retailers Say Facebook Among Top New Customer Acquisition Marketing Tactics

While paid search and email marketing both still top retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers. According to the "State of Retailing Online 2015"—which includes personal care among its industries surveyed and was conducted by Shop.org, Forrester Research and Bizrate Insights—25% of retailers surveyed cite Facebook as a top acquisition platform.

Largest Retailer of Professional Haircare Products in Canada Joins Forces with ONCAP to Help Accelerate Growth

Intrepid Investment Bankers, a leading middle-market investment bank, announced July 17 the acquisition of its client, Chatters Canada—the largest retailer of professional haircare products in Canada and one of the largest hair-salon operators in that country—by ONCAP, the middle-market private-equity platform of Onex Corp., in partnership with the existing management team. The investment is being made by ONCAP III.

Cosmoprof North America Has Record-Breaking Show

Cosmoprof North America enjoyed a record-breaking show during its 13th edition of the event, July 12-14, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. More than 30,000 people were in attendance and more than 1,000 exhibitors from 39 countries were present, another record-breaking number for the show.

2015 ICMAD CITY Awards Winners Announced

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors awarded 14 of the beauty industry’s leading independent cosmetic companies with its 2015 CITY Awards during its dinner and ceremony July 13 during the 13th edition of Cosmoprof North America at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.