Birchbox, Gap Launch Summer Beauty Shop

Beauty and grooming retailer Birchbox has partnered with classic American clothing brand Gap to launch summer beauty shops within select Gap stores from coast to coast. The eight-week experience will kick off on Friday, June 5, and run through the end of July in seven flagship Gap locations in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco.

Walgreens, Alliance Boots Partner

Alliance Boots executive chairman Stefano Pessina (left) and Walgreens president

Drugstore chain Walgreen Co. and international pharmacy-led health and beauty group Alliance Boots have partnered to create what they’re calling the first global pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise.

North Castle Invests in Palladio Beauty Group

Private-equity firm North Castle Partners, which focuses on investments in consumer-driven product and service businesses that promote health, wellness and active living, has made an investment in Palladio Beauty Group in partnership with its CEO and owner Philip Solomon. Terms weren't disclosed.