Macy’s has announced that the Founders of its beauty chain Bluemercury, Marla and Barry Beck are to step down. COO Barry Beck’s departure is set for September 20, while CEO Marla will remain at the company to oversee the transition period.
Macy’s is currently on the hunt for a new Bluemercury CEO and will consider both internal and external candidates.
“Bluemercury has experienced robust growth since becoming a part of Macy’s 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 Chief Executive Officer of Macy’s.
“When we founded Bluemercury 20 years ago, we could never have imagined having nearly 190 locations across 26 states. We are grateful to have joined a company that has given us the independence and runway to grow so aggressively. I know Macy’s will continue to guide and support this brand into the future,” said Marla Beck.
“Bluemercury has accomplished so much as a part of Macy’s. We have successfully scaled our neighborhood store model across the country as we stayed in the forefront of beauty innovation. I know we’re leaving the company in good hands, and I look forward to continuing to watch the brand grow and fulfil its enormous potential,” added Barry Beck.