Barry Beck, co-founder and chief operating officer of Bluemercury, Inc., received the 2016 Retail Innovator Award from Retail TouchPoints Magazine.
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and business leaders who are moving the retail industry forward by embracing positive disruption in retail. Beck received his award at the Retail Innovation Conference, which took place May 10-11, 2016, in New York City.
Bluemercury was started in 1999 by Beck and his wife Marla, who saw an opportunity to retail beauty products in a space where expert staff were at the ready with honest advice. Many of the locations also feature the brand's spa.
“We have always been innovators, and we have excelled at finding the white space in retail," stated Beck. "We are optimistic and excited about the future,” stated Beck.