Bluemercury Founders To Depart Company

Macy’s said that Marla and Barry Beck, founders of the Bluemercury beauty chain which Macy’s acquired in 2015, will transition from the company.

Barry Beck, Bluemercury’s chief operating officer, will step down effective September 20, to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture. Marla Beck, Bluemercury’s chief executive officer, will stay with Bluemercury and continue to lead the business during a transition period.

“Bluemercury has experienced robust growth since becoming a part of Macy’s, Inc. in 2015, in large part due to the vision and leadership of Marla and Barry Beck. Beauty is one of Macy’s six destination businesses, and we will continue to leverage Bluemercury’s successful formula to learn from and drive growth,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and CEO of Macy’s. “On behalf of the entire Macy’s team, I want to thank Barry and Marla for their time at Macy’s. We wish Barry all the best in his new endeavor and appreciate Marla’s continued commitment to the business.”

Bluemercury has nearly 190 locations across 26 states.

Macy’s said it is conducting a search for the next chief executive officer of Bluemercury and will consider both internal and external candidates.