Ultra/Standard Distributors has a new acquisition: TextureMedia, a social-media haircare community for multicultural beauty consumers. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
After a year off at Cosmoprof North America 2014, Cosmoprof North America will once again offer its popular "Las Vegas' Best Beauty Retailers" tour in a collaboration with Beauty Store Business on the Saturday before this year's show officially starts (July 11).
Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots have finalized their two-step merger launched in 2012 to form Walgreens Boots Alliance—marketed as the world's first global pharmacy-led health and well-being enterprise.
TABS Group—a leading technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer-products industry—released the results of its 2014 Beauty Consumer Insights Study Dec. 15 with lots of great news as well as excellent advice for what it calls "specialty beauty stores."
— The LOOK Boutique offers prestige and niche cosmetic, skincare and haircare brands not typically found in drugstores. It includes the popular British skincare brand No7—created by international health and beauty retailer Boots, a division of Alliance Boots, the multinational pharmacy-led health and beauty group. The brand is known for its antiaging beauty serum—and is available in a Walgreens store for the first time.