As a precautionary measure, Ulta Beauty has decided that all stores will remain temporarily closed until it is safe to reopen. The company will continue to consider available guidance provided by federal, state, and local government and health officials when making decisions to reopen stores.
Update: Bed Bath & Beyond has updated its COVID-19 response. By Monday morning, March 23, 2020, the company will temporarily close all its retail banner stores across the U.S. and Canada, other than its buybuy Baby and Harmon Face Values stores, subject to state and local regulations.
As a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus, Ulta Beauty will temporarily close all of its stores effective 6:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020 until at least March 31, 2020. However, most stores will continue to be outlets for buy online and pick up in store as allowed by local and state regulations, and all consumers can continue to shop through the Ulta Beauty app or online.
Sally Beauty has elected two retail executives to its board of directors: Timothy Baer, former evp/chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Target; and Dorlisa Flur, former chief strategy and transformation officer of Southeastern Grocers.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) said that Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon will serve as the new chairperson of the association’s board of directors, following an election that took place at RILA’s semi-annual board of directors meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
Sally Beauty Holdings has appointed Kevin Metz vp/e-commerce and Vanathy Lakshmi vp/digital product.
The NPD Group reported that holiday sales for key general merchandise categories it covers were up just 0.2% in 2019 versus 2018, according to weekly point-of-sales results, although critical housewares segments were strong.