beauty retail

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 the company 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.”

Consumers Buy More Online in Winter

An average of 34% of consumers buy more online in winter than at other times of the year, according to the participants of a survey conducted by One Hour Translation in eight key world markets during the latter half of January 2015. Winter is defined as January and February in seven countries; June, July and August in Australia.

The countries breakdown is as follows: