DEERFIELD, Ill. — Drug Store News has learned that Shannon Curtin, Walgreens group VP and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, will leave the company, effective Sept. 1.
Curtin, who led Walgreens’ mission to “Go Big in Beauty,” is widely credited for having made several important contributions that have helped expand Walgreens’ beauty business since joining the company in 2009, including the creation of Walgreens’ online Beauty University training program for its 26,000 in-store beauty advisors and the launch of a monthly magazine for its best customers, Discover Beauty Within.
Effective Sept. 8, Lauren Brindley will assume the GVP/GMM for beauty and personal care. Brindley, who began her career at Tesco, has served in a variety of roles at Walgreens Boots Alliance over the past 10 years, primarily in beauty and personal care, and is credited with having helped Boots grow market share in premium beauty and fragrance, by upgrading the customer experience and attracting desirable new brands. Brindley is also credited with having played a vital role in the re-launch of the Boots No. 7 brand in 2010.