Chain Store Guide Through The AgesAddress:
1000 Remington Blvd
Bolingbrook, IL

630 410-4800

Internet Homepage:

Total Current Stores:

Year Founded:

Total Revenue:
$2.22 billion

Senior Executives:
Mary Dillon – CEO
Scott Settersten – CFO


UltaFounded in 1990, Ulta is the largest beauty retailer in the United States. The company has grown to over 600 locations in 2013; each store is approximately 10,000 square feet, including a 950 square foot salon. Ulta has maintained its popularity as a one-stop shop of over 20,000 prestige and mass beauty products across many cosmetic categories. The stores are widely popular with women shoppers, while the company believes it has ‘pioneered a unique retail approach that focuses on all aspects of how women prefer to shop for beauty products’. In October 2007, the company became publicly traded on the NASDAQ.


CSG 80 YearsThis year, Chain Store Guide celebrates its 80th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, we are hosting a monthly series of editorials called “Chain Store Guide Through The Ages”, starting with the 1930s. We will take a look at what was happening in that time and how it affected the industries we now serve. Our Company Snapshots will examine companies from that period and see where they are today.

*Image courtesy of: Dominique Godbout via Flickr