a trade or profession

an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and servicesthe tailoring business

a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory

commercial activity; dealings (esp in the phrase do business)

volume or quantity of commercial activitybusiness is poor today

commercial policy or procedureovercharging is bad business

proper or rightful concern or responsibility (often in the phrase mind one’s own business)

a special task; assignment

a matter or matters to be attended tothe business of the meeting

an affair; mattera queer business; I’m tired of the whole business

serious work or activityget down to business

a complicated affair; rigmarole

informal a vaguely defined collection or areajets, fast cars, and all that business

Also called: stage business theatre an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect

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  The Office of Management enables VA to provide a full range of benefits and services to our Nation’s Veterans by providing strategic and operational leadership in budget, financial management, risk management, and asset enterprise management.  It also promotes public confidence in the Department through stewardship of business activities that are consistent with national policy, law, and regulation.

OM supports the Administrations and Staff Offices through six major service lines and has a number of activities and initiatives underway to help improve the Department’s operations.  The Assistant Secretary for Management oversees all resource requirements and financial management activities relating to VA programs and operations.  In addition, responsibilities include a Departmental accounting and financial management system that provides for management, cost, budgeting, and account information.  OM also oversees the Department’s capital asset management activities, including development and implementation of policies and regulations.

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Based on retail sales, chain beauty store Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance was one of the leading health and beauty retailer in the U.S. In 2019, Ulta generated approximately 7.4 billion U.S. dollars in retail sales. In that year, Sephora’s retail sales reached a total of 5.9 billion U.S. dollars. In recent years, e-commerce has played a greater role in the U.S. cosmetics industry. The share of online health and personal care sales as a percentage of total retail e-commerce sales was projected to increase from seven percent in 2017 to 8.6 percent in 2024. In the first quarter of 2018, Amazon’s cosmetics category sales increased 20 percent compared to the previous year.

Within the cosmetics category in the U.S., eye cosmetics was the most profitable segment. In 2020, about 1.96 billion U.S. dollars were generated from sales of eye cosmetics in the U.S. Facial cosmetics was the second

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