Ulta headed downtown with new HQ

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) is opening a satellite office in downtown Chicago to support its growth and offer employees flexibility.

The 23,000-sq.-ft. office will feature 100 work stations and be within blocks of most transportation lines.

"A Chicago location offers our existing employees more flexibility and the ability to collaborate with business partners in new ways, and it will also help us continue to attract the top talent we need to fuel our growth," said Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty. "Additionally, our new satellite office solidifies our position as members of the Chicagoland community and reflects our continued commitment to this world-class city."

Ulta's corporate headquarters are in suburban Bolingbrook, Illinois and currently house 750 employees. That facility is also scheduled for renovations and expansion.

Ulta is growing quickly. In 2015, the company outpaced much of the broader retail industry with double-digit jumps in sales across categories and an even more stunning 44 percent climb in online revenue.

The retailer opened 100 stores in 2015 and will add another 100 this year. It has also invested in improved displays and brought in new prestige beauty brands.

For more:
- see this Ulta press release

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