Beauty Deal Untangles: Alberto-Culver, Regis Call Off $2.6B Merger

No cover image

Overview

Alberto-Culver's plans to spin off its Sally Beauty and Beauty Systems Group to Regis came to an abrupt halt when Regis terminated the deal after Alberto-Culver said its board no longer supported the transaction.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

In Brief: YSL Beaute Selling Factory … Fila’s Art Project

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock April 6, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Calvin’s Girl? … Frequent Flyers

Are Calvin Klein and Kate Moss flirting again?

clock April 6, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

AFL-CIO Criticizes Wal-Mart on Port Security

The AFL-CIO, in a report it submitted to Congress on Wednesday, accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and a retail industry organization of investing millions of dollars to block legislative measures on port security.

clock April 6, 2006Kristi Ellis

Hugo Boss is aiming to appeal to female shoppers.

Retail

Hugo Boss AG Opens Milan Women’s Store

Hugo Boss AG opens a women’s wear store here today, the latest step in the German company’s strategy to win over female shoppers.

clock April 6, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Wal-Mart Shuffles Five Key Executives

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., seeking to cultivate its next generation of leaders, said Wednesday that it shifted five key executives into new positions.

clock April 6, 2006WWD Staff

Lynn Redgrave

People

Wilde at Heart

It’s not often an actress over the age of, say, 19, is told she is too young to play a particular role.

clock April 6, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Nazgol Jahan

People

Diamond In The Rough

Nazgol Jahan, the new worldwide head of jewelry at the Phillips de Pury auction house, is responsible for millions of dollars worth of gems.

clock April 6, 2006Emily Holt

A 1933 poster by Francis Bernard.

People

Modern Love

A new exhibit on Modernism at London’s Victoria & Albert museum shows the genre’s influence stretched beyond the art and design elite.

clock April 6, 2006Nina Jones

Diego Della Valle

Financial

Diego Della Valle’s Political Profile

Tod’s ceo Diego Della Valle has emerged as a fierce critic of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the run-up to national elections.

clock April 6, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Amy Adams

Retail

Tod’s Fetes Redesigned N.Y. Flagship

It took seven months, but when it was finally time for Tod’s to celebrates its newly designed flagship here, the company treated the affair as it does hand-stitched driving shoes: with precision.

clock April 6, 2006Emily Holt and Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Beauty Deal Untangles: Alberto-Culver, Regis Call Off $2.6B Merger

Regis Corp. said it terminated a $2.6 billion agreement with Alberto-Culver Co. for the Sally Beauty Co. retail chain.

clock April 6, 2006Molly Prior

Media

Memo Pad: Weeklies Still Smoking … Guest Again … The Jettisoned

Celebrity Living may be dead, but the weekly gossip category is still defying predictions of a market crash.

clock April 6, 2006WWD Staff

Metro Boston town centers like Wellesley are becoming retail destinations

Retail

Fashion on Main Street: Wealthy Towns Lure Retailers

The success of Grettaluxe, which pulls in about $2 million in sales annually, is symbolic of resurgent commerce in many town centers in metropolitan Boston and beyond, as boutiques proliferate to serve women who find malls a snore and city shopping…

clock April 6, 2006Katherine Bowers

Uraniums micro screens display images on jeans and T-shirts

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Uranium’s Voice of Fashion … Diesel Wall Gets Art World Nod … Solid London Rolls Into Macy’s

The Diesel Wall project, the Italian denim firm’s initiative to support young artists, has been officially welcomed to the Berlin art world.

clock April 6, 2006WWD Staff

Cotton pants, tank, T-shirt and hoodie. Noir bracelets; Jenne O for Heatherette shoes.

Fashion Features

The Girls’ Club

Heatherette will launch a young contemporary collection at 75 Federated stores across the U.S., in addition to 25 specialty boutiques.

clock April 6, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Nike is launching an innerwear system for fall

Fashion Features

Nike Pumps Up Performance Innerwear ollection

As part of an effort to elevate women’s, Nike is launching a collection of support bras and performance innerwear products.

clock April 6, 2006Melanie Kletter

The company collaborated with United for Africa

Fashion Features

Puma Kicks Off World Cup Collection

Puma joined the rush to cash in on soccer’s World Cup with the unveiling Wednesday of its new soccer-inspired leisurewear collection.

clock April 6, 2006Damien McGuinness

WWD Photo

Retail

Retail Therapy Online

The top 10 retail Web sites ranked by apparel purchases in February.

clock April 6, 2006Cecily Hall

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

J. Crew window

Business

J. Crew Lenders Say ‘Insolvent’ Retailer Can’t Keep IP for Itself

clock 6hKali Hays

Social Studies