CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macy s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Bluemercury, Inc., widely recognized as America s largest and fastest-growing luxury beauty products and spa services retailer, for $210 million in cash.
Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, typically in prime street-level locations and urban lifestyle centers, as well as an online business. Macy s, Inc. plans to operate and significantly expand Bluemercury stand-alone specialty stores, enhance its online capabilities and add selected Bluemercury boutiques and private-brand products to Macy s stores nationwide over time.
Bluemercury will continue to be led by Marla Malcolm Beck, chief executive officer, and Barry Beck, chief operating officer, who co-founded the company in 1999. Its team of approximately 500 associates will remain in their current roles operating a stand-alone Bluemercury specialty business.
Macy s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation s premier retailers, with fiscal 2014 sales of $28.105 billion. The company operates about 885 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy s, Bloomingdale s, Bloomingdale s Outlet and Bluemercury, as well as the macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com websites. Bloomingdale s in Dubai is operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under a license agreement.
All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing of, proposed transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores, manufacturers outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television shopping and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and other factors identified in documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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