Ulta Beauty strikes deal to open hundreds of shops at Target stores

first_imgAt Ulta, Dillon said sales have reflected “a desire to take care of ourselves more at home,” as customers buy items like facial masks and supplies for do-it-yourself nails or hair care.Cornell said Target’s deal with Ulta will “build on momentum we have in the category and investments we’ve been making for years in beauty.”“This is a very important category,” he said. “We continue to believe it’s going to be a high-growth category.”Target and Ulta’s partnership is not the first of its kind. J.C. Penney and Sephora struck a similar agreement in 2009 to add a makeup and beauty shop concept at the department stores. However, the long-struggling department store has lost market share as Target has gained it. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection in May.At Ulta Beauty at Target, Dillon said customers will find a “curated assortment of established and emerging prestige beauty brands.” Shoppers will also see a pandemic-inspired addition: a virtual tool from Ulta called GlamLab that allows customers to safely try on makeup digitally, instead of sharing samples of lipstick and eye shadow palettes with others.Cornell and Dillon said the companies are working together to identify the stores that will get the shops first and said their beauty merchants will help choose the featured brands and products.“It will be showstopping,” Dillon said. “Target guests will not miss it. They will see that something new is happening, and I think they’ll want to jump in and participate.” Target has struck a deal with Ulta Beauty to open shops with makeup, skincare, hair products and more inside of hundreds of its stores.Source: Ulta Beauty – Advertisement – Instead of a shared tube of lipstick, shoppers can use Ulta’s digital tool called GLAMLab to safely try a makeup item. – Advertisement –center_img Ulta shares were up more than 7% early Tuesday in premarket trading, after the companies announced the news. Target shares were up nearly 2%.Cornell and Ulta CEO Mary Dillon said in an interview with CNBC that they see the strategic partnership as a long-term deal that will catch customers’ attention and drive higher sales. They declined to share the length or financial terms of the agreement, but said they will expand Ulta Beauty at Target to hundreds of additional stores over time.As the coronavirus pandemic shakes up the retail industry and shopping behaviors, Dillon said the two retailers are “embracing a time of change to innovate and to lead.”- Advertisement – With the deal, Target will gain a unique traffic driver in a fast-growing merchandise category, while Ulta will gain visibility on store shelves and on a website that has expanded its reach during the pandemic.Both companies will gain a larger audience. Together, they have more than 100 million active loyalty program members across Target Circle and Ultamate Rewards — with more than 33 million of those coming from Ulta.Target has been able to keep its nearly 1,900 stores open throughout the global health crisis as an essential retailer, selling everything from groceries to throw pillows. The retailer’s profits jumped by about 80% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier. Its curbside pickup service, Drive Up, grew more than 700% during the three-month period. And the company said it attracted 10 million new digital customers and picked up $5 billion in market share in the first half of the year.As many retail competitors have struggled, Target has had strength — even in discretionary categories. Its beauty sales grew by more than 20% in the second quarter.Ulta, on the other hand, was hit hard by store closures. The beauty retailer’s same-store sales dropped by 26.7% in the second quarter year-over-year, but have gradually improved. Comparable sales, which is made up of sales at stores open at least 14 months and its e-commerce sales, were down 37% in early May, but recovered slightly and were down by 10% in July when most of its 1,264 stores were reopened.Beauty sales have been rocky across the industry during the pandemic. Americans have fewer social outings and are working remotely instead of dressing up for the office. About 70% of consumers scaled back their use of makeup this year, according to The NPD Group.However, some categories like skincare and hand soaps have gained popularity as shoppers focus on relaxation and self-care, the firm found. Hair product sales, for example, rose by 11% in the third quarter, as customers bought hair masks and hair color.“We are seeing two stories unfold for beauty – one of stagnation and the other of recovery,” said Larissa Jensen, beauty industry advisor of The NPD Group in a report. Target and Ulta Beauty said Tuesday that they have struck a deal to open makeup and skincare shops inside of hundreds of Target stores across the country.Starting in the second half of next year, Target CEO Brian Cornell said shoppers will find a smaller version of an Ulta store in more than 100 of Target’s stores and on its website. Each “shop-in-shop” will be about 1,000 square feet with more than 40 beauty brands and a rotating assortment of products from hair care and fragrances to lip gloss. Customers can shop in person or use Target’s same-day services, such as curbside pickup or home delivery by Shipt, to get their online beauty purchases.Ulta will train Target employees as beauty consultants.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Carabao Cup: Man City to launch probe into crowd disorder

first_img Promoted ContentThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesThis 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up Today6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The holders had goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero ruled out for offside. However, Solskjaer was unhappy over Matic’s sending-off after he was shown a second yellow card by referee Kevin Friend for a foul on Ilkay Gundogan. ‘For me, it’s a joke. Never a sending-off,’ he said. ‘It’s hard to come here and score a goal with 11 players never mind 10. ‘The first one’s not a yellow, he’s unlucky and I disagree with that decision. It’s ironic, the first time he makes a foul he gets a yellow. How many times did they foul us? How many times was Dan James fouled?‘But that’s the ref’s decision because he was man of the match for me today. ‘It shouldn’t be like this because I’m proud of the players. We’ve come so far with these boys and they’re giving us absolutely everything. Tempers flared at the end of the Carabao Cup semi-final between the two local rivals Read Also: Bruno Fernandes: Man United confirm £68m deal with Sporting ahead of medical ‘They’ve beaten City twice now in six weeks at their place. Even though they didn’t create too many clear cut chances they defended well which pleased me.’ Guardiola argued that City were the best team over both legs and deserve to be in the final for the third year in a row. ‘We played a top side with physicality and we created enough chances to score,’ he said. ‘They shot on target once and scored and once in the second half. ‘I was pleased with the 180 minutes, in both games we were better. I’m so satisfied with the way we’ve played.’ Manchester City said they would look into footage of the crowd disorder that marred Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final derby against Manchester United. Both sets of supporters had to be held back by stewards and the police officers in attendance Just 24 hours after United chief Ed Woodward’s Cheshire house was attacked by hooded thugs, more trouble erupted as a group of United fans tore up seats and hurled them towards City’s supporters. The home fans threw them back and were also caught on video taunting their rivals over the Munich air disaster. A red smoke canister appeared to be thrown into the home section after Nemanja Matic’s first-half strike, too.United won the match but City progressed to the final, where they will meet Aston Villa on March 1. City will look at CCTV to try and identify those supporters responsible. A flare also appeared to have been thrown into the home section of City’s stadium Manager Pep Guardiola said: ‘I don’t like it. I didn’t know it but if that happened it’s not nice. ‘I didn’t like what happened with Ed Woodward. This is football. I’m sure you see the United squad it’s really good. That’s not the way to do it.’ A young pitch invader also had to be ushered away towards the end by City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and a steward after making his way on to the playing surface. On the pitch, United inflicted City’s first Carabao Cup defeat in 17 games and 1,190 days — stretching back to a win over their rivals in October 2016. Seats were thrown by both Manchester City and Manchester United fans inside the Etihad But City won 3-2 on aggregate thanks to their 3-1 win in the first leg at Old Trafford earlier this month.last_img read more

Enyimba lose to dash hopes of CAF CL glory for Nigeria

first_img0Shares0000South African club Mamelodi Sundowns scored 11 goals against Cote d’Or of the Seychelles to create two CAF Champions League records © AFP / RODGER BOSCHJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 30 – Enyimba were eliminated from the CAF Champions League Sunday, leaving Nigeria without a club in the upcoming group phase of the elite African club competition.A goal just after half-time from Mohamed Musa gave Al Hilal of Sudan a 1-0 victory over Enyimba in Omdurman and the east Africans won by the same score overall after a goalless first leg. It was a shock outcome to the last-32 tie as five-goal Enyimba had impressive in the preliminary round while Hilal needed the away goal rule to scrape past modest opponents.Kano Pillars, the other Nigerian contenders for the Champions League this season, were defeated by Asante Kotoko of Ghana in the previous round.The only consolation for two-time African champions Enyimba is that they will get another shot at winning a CAF competition this season by competing in the second-tier Confederation Cup.All 16 first round losers drop to the Confederation Cup and will play last-32 winners in that competition in two-leg play-offs during October with group places at stake.However, the CAF Champions League is a far more lucrative and prestigious competition and Nigerian football supporters will be bitterly disappointed by the failure of Enyimba.Kotoko will also be competing in the Confederation Cup after they crashed 3-0 away to Etoile Sahel of Tunisia in Monastir after building a two-goal first leg advantage.Algerian Karim Aribi took his goal tally to a chart-topping seven in the Champions League this season by scoring twice in the second half after Mortadha Ben Ouanes put the Tunisians ahead.– Red-carded –Etoile had Saddam Ben Aziza red-carded on 79 minutes with the tie deadlocked at 2-2 on aggregate and Aribi scored the crucial goal five minutes later.Tunisia will have two contenders in the group phase as trophy-holders Esperance survived a scare Friday to defeat minnows Elect-Sport of Chad 2-1 near Tunis and qualify 3-2 overall.Hassan Ibrahim rattled the four-time champions by scoring for the Chadian electricity company club before half-time.Ivorian Ibrahim Ouattara levelled on 62 minutes and Algerian Abdelraouf Benguit struck the goal that won the second leg and the tie with seven minutes remaining.Also on Friday, former champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa hammered Cote d’Or of the Seychelles 11-1 near Pretoria to create two Champions League records and equal another.The 16-1 aggregate victory was the biggest in the 55 years of the competition, bettering the 13-goal successes of Al Ahly and Zamalek of Egypt and Young Africans of Tanzania.Sundowns also became the first club to score 11 goals in a single match, overtaking the 10 goals netted by Difaa el Jadida of Morocco two seasons ago.The 10-goal winning margin in a single game matched that of El Jadida with Sundowns’ goal spree spearheaded by Sibusiso Vilakazi with a hat-trick.Sundowns led 6-0 at half-time and among the scorers were two Uruguayans, Gaston Sirino and recent signing Mauricio Affonso.A group phase draw to split the 16 qualifiers into four groups will be made on October 9 in Cairo with the first matches scheduled for November 29 and 30.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle has demanded that the handling of the discretionary medical card review be addressed now and that all those entitled should not be left waiting following the suspension of the review.“Taking away medical cards from those who rely on them the most is barbaric, but simply suspending the review process is not going to solve the situation when it means that the thousands of people that have already lost their discretionary cards will not have them restored,” said Deputy Pringle.“This week in the Dáil I raised the problems with the medical card system, the removal of discretionary medical cards and the withdrawal of medical cards from seriously ill children and children with life-limiting disabilities. Myself and others have been raising these issues in the Dáil continuously in the past year and a half, but the government wouldn’t listen and look where we are now. “The government’s decision to suspend the review of discretionary medical cards is not going to solve the problem any time soon because those who have already had them taken away – and we have all heard these heart-breaking stories – will not see justice being served for them. These people are were granted these cards due to having considerable medical needs and now they’re being left in the dark which is very sad indeed.“The entire assessment process for medical cards needs to be reformed and if this government intends to change the system and make it more responsive, I believe it could be done easily. When an application is received, rather than starting with assessment of means, it should be assessed on medical grounds initially to ensure that if somebody has a medical need they do not need to go through a means test and the card can be awarded. The problem is that applications are being dealt with in such a way that people are prevented from getting their entitlements.“If this government is serious about rolling back on the discretionary card fiasco, they would not just suspend the review, they would reverse it, and that’s what needs to be done now,” stated Pringle. PRINGLE DEMANDS RE-INSTATEMENT OF MEDICAL CARDS NOW was last modified: May 31st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:medical cardsreviewThomas Pringlelast_img read more