Target and Ulta Beauty have formed a strategic, long-term partnership to transform the beauty category with Ulta Beauty at Target. The “shop-in-shop” concept will offer established and emerging prestige brands online and in select Target locations nationwide beginning next year.
Ulta Beauty is making the world a prettier place, and a driving force in the personal care appliance business is senior brand manager Elena Weckerle.
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.
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.
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.
Ulta Beauty has made several senior leadership changes to strategically position the beauty retailer for continued long-term growth.
Ulta Beauty reported strong sales growth in the second quarter but lowered previously stated annual sales guidance to refect what company officials called “headwinds” in the U.S. cosmetics market.
First quarter sales at Ulta Beauty were up double-digits as the retailer reported a healthy balance of traffic and ticket growth. Ulta also noted that it will expand internationally, starting with Canada.
Ulta Beauty customers raised funds for charity this past Mother’s Day season through in-store and online donations totaling more than $1.1 million. All proceeds will benefit Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program and families impacted by natural disasters in the U.S.