What a year! Looking back at the key events of 2013.

JANUARY

17: Katie Holmes joins Alterna as co-owner and spokeswoman.
31: Sephora opens its largest store in Asia, a 54,000-square-foot, five-level unit in Shanghai.

FEBRUARY
7: Walgreens president Joe Magnacca leaves for RadioShack.
14: Chuck Rubin, Ulta Beauty’s president and ceo, resigns.
23: Inglot Cosmetics founder Wojtek Inglot dies at 57.

MARCH
10: Hisayuki Suekawa steps down as Shisiedo ceo.
15: Net-a-porter adds beauty offerings.
21: Chanel promotes Christine Dagousset to deputy general manager of fragrance and beauty.

APRIL
5: Donald J. Loftus named president of Parlux Ltd. and executive vice president of Perfumania Inc.
10: Leonard A. Lauder announces pledge to donate his art collection to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
15: L’Oréal buys beauty activities of Kenya’s Interconsumer Products.

MAY
23: A.G. Lafley returns to P&G as chairman, president and ceo.
22: Coty Inc. agrees to acquire Southeast Asian beauty company StarAsia.

JUNE
6: One Direction Our Moment launches. The boy band’s first scent would go on to rack up a wholesale volume of $70 million in year one.
12: Coty Inc.’s
IPO is set at $1.15 billion.
24: Ulta names Mary Dillon as ceo.

JULY
16: Jill Scalamandre joins Coty to head Philosophy.

AUGUST
6: Target acquires DermStore Beauty Group.
15: Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. sales soar past $10 billion.
16: L’Oréal launches its first cyberbrand, Em, with YouTube sensation Michelle Phan.

SEPTEMBER
1: Estée Lauder stages its largest fragrance launch in a decade, Modern Muse.
6: Tory Burch’s first fragrance debuts at Bloomingdale’s.
10: Walgreens acquires Kerr Drug.
23: L’Oréal makes it first acquisition in India with Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals.

OCTOBER
4: Barney’s unveils renovated beauty departments in New York and Beverly Hills.
9: Revlon Consumer Products Group acquires The Colomer Group for $665 million.
10: Amazon.com launches luxury beauty shop.
24: Calvin McDonald named president and ceo of Sephora Americas.
31: Lorenzo Delpani appointed Revlon ceo.

NOVEMBER
5: Unilever takes stake in French skin care brand Ioma.
15: Macy’s unveils its renovated Herald Square beauty floor, part of a $400 million store revamp.

DECEMBER
1: Pitbull launches debut scent and gives Amazon.com its first fragrance exclusive.
24: Shiseido appoints Masahiko Uotani president and ceo.
31: Revlon exits China after struggling to grow its business in the country.

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