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Valentine's Day Shoppers Hit Up Brick And Mortars

Seventy-six percent of Valentine's Day shoppers will purchase items in stores, while nearly 60% of online shoppers will pick up their items in stores, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Falling gas prices could help to fuel spending this Valentine’s Day, as more than half of American adults feel they have more money to spend, compared to only 42% in an ICSC survey conducted one month ago. Generally, younger consumers surveyed feel that they have more money in their pockets than older consumers.

Brickman Succeeds Winterhalter as Sally Beauty Holdings CEO

Sally Beauty Holdings announced Feb. 5 that president and COO Chris Brickman succeeded Gary Winterhalter as CEO effective Feb. 1, 2015. Winterhalter will continue to serve as executive chairman of the board of directors.

Macy’s Agrees to Acquire Bluemercury

Macy’s announced Feb. 3 that it has signed an agreement to acquire Bluemercury—the large and fast-growing luxury beauty-products and spa-services retailer—for $210 million in cash. The transaction is expected to be completed in Macy’s fiscal first quarter, which ends on May 2, 2015, and be accretive to Macy’s earnings in its first full year (fiscal 2016).

Lucas Joins Behrman Communications as EVP of New Business Development

Strategic public-relations and brand-building firm Behrman Communications has introduced Claudia Lucas as its executive vice president of new business development. Lucas' new role begins Feb. 5.

“In the crowded and ever-changing landscape of public relations, I have decided to give clients the only full-service experience in the industry,” said Nancy Behrman, founder and CEO of Behrman Communications. “With Claudia on board, we will offer unparalleled services and expertise, and do our best, most dynamic work to date.”