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A.S. Watson profile

Explore the latest update on one of the world's largest health and beauty retailers, including latest information on performance, strategic developments, key personnel and must see stores. 

Leading health and beauty specialists in the UK

Find out how UK health and beauty specialists, such as Boots and Superdrug, will perform, online and in-store, to 2027, and the opportunities for suppliers.

How Sainsbury’s is aiming to become a beauty destination

In 2018, Sainsbury's looked to take on Boots and Superdrug and become a beauty destination through its beauty transformation programme.

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Strategic outlook for Walgreens Boots Alliance

We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s performance, the impact of COVID-19 on its operations and the progress it is making against its four strategic priorities.

The future of drugstore, health & beauty

In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. 

Strategic outlook for A.S. Watson

We review A.S Watson’s current performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

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Rossmann announced its record sales of €12.2 bn in 2022, a growth of 9.5% compared to 2021. The drugstore operator celebrated its 50th anniversary and completed 2022 with 4,514 stores across eight European countries.

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Loblaw is opening four additional pharmacist-led clinics in Alberta following the success of its first location in the province. The retailer launched this new model in Lethbridge in June. Expanded role for pharmacists The new clinics are being developed following a change in the province to expand the scope of pharmacists. This enables them to assess patients and prescribe medications for ...
Walmart plans to open 16 new health centres in Florida next year. We look at how the concept is evolving and what it means for Walmart’s business model. Almost 50 facilities operational by end of 2023 The new Walmart Health facilities will open next to existing Supercenters in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. The retailer first launched the concept in 2019, offering primary and urgent care,...
Sephora Singapore launched its first “Store of the Future” at its Raffles City outlet, Singapore, in September 2022. We recently visited the store to observe how the latest concept combines technology, personalised services and classes to win shoppers. Source: IGD Research Excitement even before entering the store Source: IGD Research Source: IGD Research Before ente...

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Leading drugstore operators in Japan

Many of the world’s leading drugstore operators are based in Japan. This report highlights best practice and the key strategies of Tsuruha, Welcia (AEON), Matsumoto KiYoshi and Sundrug, with landscape and trends considered.