Becca Cosmetics Joins Ranks of Companies Closing Due to Pandemic

Becca Cosmetics, which began as an Australian makeup brand, is going out of business, according to Allure. The brand gained a large social media following over the years, and became widely known for its complexion products and highlighters.

Becca, now owned by Estée Lauder, is joining an increasing number of businesses folding under the weight of the pandemic.

“You’re all our Becca family – part of this beautiful community that supports us and shares our values,” company officials wrote on Becca’s Instagram. “It’s because of our love for each of you that we are sharing with you now some very important news about the closing of our brand in September 2021. The global pandemic has had an impact on everyone around the world on many levels. It has also had a tremendous impact on so many businesses.”

Fry’s Electronics just announced it is another victim of the pandemic as well. The San Jose, California-based company abruptly closed all of its locations this week after being in business for nearly 40 years, according to CNN. It was founded in 1985 by three brothers as a “Silicon Valley retail electronics store to provide a one-stop-shopping environment for the Hi-Tech Professional.”

Fry’s Electronics stores were known for their unique themes, including a store in Burbank, Calif., that had a UFO decoration plunging through the building’s exterior. The company had 31 stores across nine states nationwide.

Guitar Center, L’Occitane, Ruby Tuesday, Neiman Marcus, and Stein Mart have all recently filed for bankruptcy, according to NBC News.