Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty, will keynote ICSC’s 2020 RECon in Las Vegas. Dillon will bring her insight around leadership and stewarding a brand through an ever-changing retail environment to attendees of the event. RECon is the preeminent global conference for the retail & real estate communities, welcoming industry leaders, executives and brands for deal making and professional development.
Ulta Beauty has seen significant growth under Dillon’s leadership. She has brought new brands to the shelves and successfully united both digital and physical platforms resulting in unparalleled brand awareness and sales growth. Since 2013, Mary and her team have doubled the company’s revenues and vaulted Ulta Beauty to the Fortune 500. She leads 45,000+ associates, 92 percent of whom are women, and, under her leadership, the board of directors has become one of the most gender diverse of any large public company in the nation. As a result, she has been named to Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business list three years running.
“Mary is a leader in the retail industry with a tremendous track record of success,” said Tom McGee, ICSC President and CEO. “She has successfully implemented strategic innovations while ensuring the customer-first, personalized experience the brand is known for. The result has been increased sales and brand awareness.”
Retail is the ultimate consumer-facing industry, a concept championed by Dillon throughout her time at Ulta Beauty. She has adapted the company’s strategies to meet the needs of its guests through the use of consumer insights to better the brand and drive growth. From in-store stations for picking up online purchases to AI and makeup lines designed for Gen Z, the brand exemplifies cutting-edge innovation in retail. With a leading loyalty program, Ulta Beauty maintains impeccable customer service and product value that has ensured the brand’s strong consumer base through the years.
RECon 2020 will take place May 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more, visit: https://www.icsc.com/attend-and-learn/events/details/recon2020 .
ICSC is the pre-eminent membership organization serving retail and real estate professionals. Our members believe ICSC’s unparalleled programs and services are the most efficient and effective way to develop relationships, facilitate transactions, share insights and shape public policy and perception. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.com .
At Ulta Beauty /zigman2/quotes/210513442/composite ULTA +1.97% , the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest U.S. beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. In 1990, the Company reinvented the beauty retail experience by offering a new way to shop for beauty – bringing together all things beauty, all in one place. Today, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer offering the complete beauty experience.
Ulta Beauty brings possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.
Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and our industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program. As of November 2, 2019, Ulta Beauty operates 1,241 retail stores across 50 states and also distributes its products through its website, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials and social content. For more information, visit www.ulta.com .
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