Debbie Murtha, senior vice president of cosmetics for Macy's Merchandising Group, issued a call to arms during a recent Fashion Group International beauty symposium for more collaboration between vendors and retailers at a time when retail consolidation is redrawing the beauty landscape in department stores.
"'Integration' and 'collaboration' have to be the operative words," she said of efforts between vendors and retailers during the event's panel discussion. "'Them versus 'us' has to be eradicated — we have to be in [concert]. This hasn't been the case."
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