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Bluemercury Founders Depart Company

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Bluemercury's 100th store is built upon a larger footprint and features a range of new facets. At center left is Bluemercury's Marla Beck, and at center right is Barry Beck, the retailer's co-founder and chief operating officer.

Bluemercury/M-61 Skincare/Lune+Aster Cosmetics co-founders Marla Beck and Barry Beck are leaving the company, according to owner Macy's. Marla Beck will continue as CEO in the interim.

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“When we founded Bluemercury 20 years ago, we could never have imagined having nearly 190 locations across 26 states," said Marla Beck. "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. I am excited for my next adventure and look forward to leading a smooth transition.”

Barry Beck noted, “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 fulfill its enormous potential."

“Bluemercury has experienced robust growth since becoming a part of Macy’s, Inc. in 2015, in large part due to the vision and leadership of Marla and Barry Beck," said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. "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.

"On behalf of the entire Macy’s team, I want to thank Barry and Marla for their time at Macy’s. We wish Barry all the best in his new endeavor and appreciate Marla’s continued commitment to the business.”