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March 13, 2014

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted double-digit sales gains for the fourth-quarter and a 9.5% boost in net income.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted double-digit sales gains for the fourth-quarter and a 9.5% boost in net income.

January 20, 2014

Former Ulta Beauty CEO Lyn Kirby is reportedly part of a group that acquired Beauty Brands, a cosmetics chain based in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Ulta Beauty CEO Lyn Kirby is reportedly part of a group that acquired Beauty Brands, a cosmetics chain based in Kansas City, Mo.

According to a Crain’s Chicago Business article, Kirby, along with a leveraged buyout firm in California, snapped up the majority stake from advertising executive and entrepreneur Robert Bernstein.

December 11, 2013

Ulta Beauty posted strong double-digit gains during its third quarter thanks in part to strength in sales of prestige cosmetics and skin care and strong online sales.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty posted strong double-digit gains during its third quarter thanks in part to strength in sales of prestige cosmetics and skin care and strong online sales.

Sales for the quarter ended Oct. 27 rose 22.4% to $618.8 million. Same-store sales rose 6.8%, including the impact of e-commerce sales.

Net income increased 19.1% to $45.4 million compared with $38.2 million. Income per diluted share rose 18.6% to 70 cents per share, including 2 cents per diluted share related to a severance charge.

October 18, 2013

Ulta Beauty recently stationed its first ever “Kiss Kart” in the heart of Chicago as part of its Donate with a Kiss campaign to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

CHICAGO — Ulta Beauty recently stationed its first ever “Kiss Kart” in the heart of Chicago as part of its Donate with a Kiss campaign to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

(Kristin Cavallari stopped by Ulta Beauty’s Kiss Kart to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Oct. 10 at Chicago’s Pioneer Court.)

October 1, 2013

Throughout the month of October, Ulta Beauty is supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with fundraising initiatives.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Throughout the month of October, Ulta Beauty is supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with fundraising initiatives.  

As part of its efforts, customers can once again participate in the largest event of its kind — The Salon at Ulta Beauty's Cut-A-Thon. There is a salon in each of Ulta Beauty's 609 stores across the country and more than 2,000 Ulta Salon stylists will participate.

September 13, 2013

Ulta Beauty reported a 24.8% boost in second quarter net sales as CEO Mary Dillon outlined some of the key priorities for her first 100 days at the helm of the beauty retailer.

BOLINBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty reported a 24.8% boost in second quarter net sales as CEO Mary Dillon outlined some of the key priorities for her first 100 days at the helm of the beauty retailer.

Dillon, a former PepsiCo executive, joined the company as CEO on July 1. She succeeded Chuck Rubin, who left the company to become CEO at Michaels Stores. Serving as interim CEO following Rubin’s departure was Dennis Eck.

September 3, 2013

Ulta Beauty has announced its top beauty trends for fall 2013 with its annual "21 Days of Beauty" celebration.

CHICAGO — Ulta Beauty has announced its top beauty trends for fall 2013 with its annual "21 Days of Beauty" celebration.

The beauty extravaganza kicks off Sept. 8 and ends Sept. 28, and is celebrated in its more than 500 stores nationwide. Each year, Ulta Beauty's 21 Days of Beauty showcases fall beauty trends with special beauty product offerings alongside makeup and skin care consultations and demonstrations from beauty experts.

June 24, 2013

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty has appointed former PepsiCo executive Mary Dillon as CEO and a member of the board, effective July 1. Interim CEO Dennis Eck will step down from his role at that time.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty has appointed former PepsiCo executive Mary Dillon as CEO and a member of the board, effective July 1. Interim CEO Dennis Eck will step down from his role at that time.

In February, Chuck Rubin stepped down as president, CEO and director to become CEO at Michaels Stores, a specialty retailer of arts and crafts.

June 12, 2013

Ulta Beauty is off to a “good start” for 2013 as its net sales rose about 23% during the first quarter, and same-store sales rose 6.7%. Meanwhile, the beauty retailer continues to make progress on both its CEO search and multi-year growth plan.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty is off to a “good start” for 2013, company executives noted, as its net sales rose about 23% during the first quarter, and same-store sales rose 6.7%. Meanwhile, the beauty retailer continues to make progress on both its CEO search and multi-year growth plan.

Sales for the quarter ended May 4 rose about 23% to $582.7 million, compared with $474.1 million in the year-ago period. Same-store sales increased 6.7%, including the impact of e-commerce sales.

April 17, 2013

Tria Beauty, a maker of light-based skin care products and technology, has inked a new partnership with beauty retailer Ulta.

DUBLIN, Calif. — Tria Beauty, a maker of light-based skin care products and technology, has inked a new partnership with beauty retailer Ulta.

Ulta will be featuring the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light for acne and a line of topical skin care products on Ulta.com. The Tria Laser 4X and SmoothStart Calming Gel will launch in 25 Ulta doors in mid-April.

March 25, 2013

Mineral Fusion, a natural cosmetics brand, has entered a strategic retail partnership with Ulta Beauty and in early March introduced its collection of skin care to all 550 Ulta Beauty stores and Ulta.com.

NEW YORK — Mineral Fusion, a natural cosmetics brand, has entered a strategic retail partnership with Ulta Beauty and in early March introduced its collection of skin care to all 550 Ulta Beauty stores and Ulta.com.  

Through its portfolio of personal care items, Mineral Fusion delivers beauty essentials to women of all skin types. All of the products within the Mineral Fusion portfolio are eco-friendly and free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, 100% vegetarian, and most are 100% vegan, the company stated.

March 15, 2013

Ulta Beauty posted a “strong” fourth quarter and is going forward with plans to invest in several areas of the business, including the expansion of its Clinique boutiques.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty posted a “strong” fourth quarter and is going forward with plans to invest in several areas of the business, including the expansion of its Clinique boutiques.

Net sales for the quarter, including the benefit of the 14th week in the quarter, rose 30.3% to $758.8 million compared with the year-ago period. Same-store sales rose 8% during the quarter.

Net income rose 39.4% to $64.5 million versus $46.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

February 14, 2013

Ulta Beauty announced Chuck Rubin will step down as president, CEO and director, effective Feb. 21, to become CEO at Michaels Stores, a specialty retailer of arts and crafts.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty announced on Thursday that Chuck Rubin will step down as president, CEO and director, effective Feb. 21, to become CEO at Michaels Stores, a specialty retailer of arts and crafts.

The board of directors has appointed Dennis K. Eck, current non-executive chairman of the board of directors, as interim CEO. Rubin has agreed to assist the company during the transition period.

January 22, 2013

Alterna Haircare announced its official partnership with actress and entrepreneur Katie Holmes as co-owner and first-ever celebrity spokesperson.

NEW YORK — Alterna Haircare, whose products are sold at Sephora and Ulta, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Beauty.com, QVC and salons, announced on Tuesday its official partnership with actress and entrepreneur Katie Holmes as co-owner and first-ever celebrity spokesperson.

January 2, 2013

Ulta Beauty is helping beauty mavens ring in the New Year with resolutions designed to create healthy skin all year long.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty is helping beauty mavens ring in the New Year with resolutions designed to create healthy skin all year long.

Ulta Beauty's Top Five 2013 Skin Resolutions, combined with its Love Your Skin events across the country, are designed to make sticking to a new skin care regimen easier than ever. Ulta Beauty's annual Love Your Skin events take place through Jan. 19. Stores nationwide will focus on top skin care techniques by offering advice, live demos and tips from in-store experts, as well special daily offers.

November 30, 2012

Ulta Beauty posted a double-digit gain in third-quarter sales and net income and bolstered market share across all of its major product categories, the beauty retailer announced on Thursday.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty posted a double-digit gain in third-quarter sales and net income and bolstered market share across all of its major product categories, the beauty retailer announced on Thursday.

For the quarter ended Oct. 27, net sales rose 22.4% to $505.6 million from $413.1 million in the year-ago period. Same-store sales rose 8.4%.

Net income rose 42.5% to $38.2 million for the quarter. Income per diluted share rose 40.5% to 59 cents per share compared with 42 cents per share in the year-ago period.

October 18, 2012

Ulta Beauty has announced the appointment of Scott Settersten as acting CFO, effective immediately. Settersten replaces Bruce Hartman, who has resigned from his position as CFO by mutual agreement with the company.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty has announced the appointment of Scott Settersten as acting CFO, effective immediately. Settersten replaces Bruce Hartman, who has resigned from his position as CFO by mutual agreement with the company.

September 7, 2012

Ulta Beauty experienced an increase in second-quarter same-store sales and net income as it continues to move forward with its multiyear growth strategy.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty experienced an increase in second-quarter same-store sales and net income as it continues to move forward with its multiyear growth strategy.

June 15, 2012

Ulta Beauty has announced the grand opening of a new distribution center in Chambersburg, Pa.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty has announced the grand opening of a new distribution center in Chambersburg, Pa.

The 373,000-sq.-ft. facility is the company’s third distribution center in the United States and a key component of its 1,000-unit store growth strategy. Approximately 200 local workers will have been hired by mid-June to staff the facility. Ulta Beauty expects to hire about 200 more workers over the next three to four years as the facility reaches full capacity.

June 6, 2012

Ulta Beauty is "off to a great start" as it posted a double-digit gain in first-quarter same-store sales and gears up for the addition of more Lancôme boutiques in its stores.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty is "off to a great start" as it posted a double-digit gain in first-quarter same-store sales and gears up for the addition of more Lancôme boutiques in its stores.

Same-store sales for the quarter rose 10.1% as net sales rose 22.8% to $474.1 million.

Net income totaled $34.9 million, up 49.7% from $23.3 million in the year-ago period. Income per diluted share rose 45.9% to 54 cents, compared with 37 cents in the year-ago period.

May 7, 2012

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty announced on Monday preliminary first-quarter fiscal 2012 results, which included an expected same-store sales increase of 10.1%.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty announced on Monday preliminary first-quarter fiscal 2012 results, which included an expected same-store sales increase of 10.1%.

Ulta Beauty expects to report that total net sales for the quarter were $474 million, compared with its previous guidance of $452 million to $460 million. The expected results are a 22.8% increase from total net sales of $386 million for first quarter fiscal 2011.

March 9, 2012

Ulta posted double-digit gains in same-store sales and net income during the fourth quarter.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta posted double-digit gains in same-store sales and net income during the fourth quarter.

Net sales for the quarter ended Jan. 28 rose 23% to $582.5 million. Same-store sales rose 11.5%, compared with an increase of 10.4% during the year-ago period.

Net income increased 53.8% to $46.3 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, compared with $30.1 million, or 49 cents per diluted share, in the year-ago period.

March 9, 2012

Ulta has announced that it is implementing a CFO succession plan after Gregg Bodnar, the company’s CFO and assistant secretary, informed the company that he will be stepping down from his current position.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta has announced that it is implementing a CFO succession plan after Gregg Bodnar, the company’s CFO and assistant secretary, informed the company that because of a family health issue, he will be required to relocate to Michigan and will step down from his current position when a successor can be identified.

January 25, 2012

Ulta Beauty has announced that Catherine Halligan, SVP of Powerreviews, a social commerce platform, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 20.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty has announced that Catherine Halligan, SVP of Powerreviews, a social commerce platform, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 20.

January 5, 2012

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted a same-store sales increase of 12.6% during the seven-week holiday period.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted a same-store sales increase of 12.6% during the seven-week holiday period.

Total net sales for the seven-week holiday period, from Nov. 13 to Dec. 31, were $386 million, a 24.4% increase from the prior-year holiday period of $310.4 million. Comparable store-sales for the 2011 holiday period increased 12.6%, compared with a 9.5% increase during the same period in the prior year. Over a two-year period, comparable store sales increased 22.1%.