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).
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.”
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.
G. James Guidotti, president and CEO of Giovanni Cosmetics, discusses the ever-growing natural products category and how to target these hyperaware consumers.
Today, it’s difficult to imagine a time when the words “natural” or “organic” seemed to scream “poorly performing” when it came to beauty products. But how the times have changed! And well before everyone was hopping on the all-natural bandwagon, Giovanni Cosmetics was innovating in this very category, making the terms “high-performance” and “all-natural” not only symbiotic, but synonymous.
Manufacturers rep firm J. White & Associates is now partnering with California Tan, a division of New Sunshine, based in Indianapolis. New Sunshine’s portfolio includes nearly every leading brand in sunless and UV tanning.