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Welcia-BHG Singapore is now selling more health and beauty products that are made in Japan.  The firm would like this focus on J-beauty to be its competitive advantage over other drugstores in Singapore.

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We review how the growth in online shopping has led drugstore operators, such as Walgreens, to partner with last milers. These partnerships are enabling retailers to offer same-day delivery services and are providing new opportunities because of the collaborations. New partnership with Instacart Walgreens has teamed up with delivery company Instacart to offer ‘customers nationwide an unmatc...
We review CVS Health’s performance for its fourth quarter and 2020 financial year for the year ending 31 December 2020. FY2020 and Q4 key numbers Total revenue for full year 2020 increased by 4.6% to US$268.7 bn (2019: US$256.8 bn) In the fourth quarter, revenue increased by 4% to US$69.6 bn (2019: US$66.9 bn) In the Retail / Long-Term Care segment, revenue increased by 6.6% to US$24.1 ...
In its first ever beauty trends report, Boots has set out predictions across skincare, makeup, and haircare for 2021. Focus on ‘ingredient-led skincare’ Boots reported the expert skincare category did extremely well in 2020, with brands, such as CeraVe, seeing sales increase by +321% . Active ingredients, like collagen, which is responsible for repairing skin, saw a ‘staggering’ +1,570% ...


Magnit is the world’s fourth largest convenience retailer. This report provides a review of its new business structure and key strategic objectives.
In this first look report we explore key elements of Holland & Barrett’s newly transformed store design, which focuses on making wellness more accessible and showcases the latest trends. We saw these developments in action in its redesigned store in Hemel Hempstead, which was updated in December 2020, and comes after the launch of its first updated store concept in Chelmsford in July 2020 and a larger store in Angel Islington.
Guardian, operated by Dairy Farm, has revamped its flagship store following its 48th anniversary this year. The store features the widest range of Korean beauty brands in Singapore, health-focused services with experts and value for money corners to meet the daily needs of shoppers.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed most of our travel plans in 2020, there has been no shortage of new store concepts. We highlight 50 new food retail and drugstore concepts that are set to inspire store developments in 2021 and beyond.

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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.

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

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