NEW GMM AT WALGREENS?: Market reports are that Walgreens has announced a new general merchandise manager for beauty, Shannon Petree, who previously worked at Wal-Mart. Walgreens did not return calls at press time.

GOING GLOBAL: Last week, theBalm launched in Harvey Nichols and became its first makeup range available online. The brand also recently launched in German perfumery chain Douglas, and set up a company-owned division in Ireland to handle European retail accounts. TheBalm chief executive officer Marissa Shipman said the brand also has entered Dubai. Domestically, theBalm is carried in about 1,000 doors, including some 130 Sephora doors.

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