Mary Dillon - #3 Business Person of the Year

A veteran of stints at McDonald’s, Gatorade, and U.S. Cellular, Mary Dillon took the helm at fast-expanding Ulta in mid-2013, and all she’s done since is double sales and profits, improve margins, and score hefty gains in same-store sales. Dillon has upgraded the company’s e-commerce backbone and elevated its product mix. Here’s how we put it in a recent profile: Ulta’s formula for selling beauty products—put them all under one roof and offer deals, deals, deals—turned the chain into a fast-growing juggernaut, a very rare success story in a gloomy decade for retail. Though it largely eschews posh urban shopping districts, Ulta is now the country’s biggest specialized beauty retailer. What it lacks in glamour, it makes up for in concrete results.

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About Ulta

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store 25 years ago, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. The – more... 

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Headquarters
1000 Remington Blvd., Ste 120
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
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10,000+
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