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With increased pressure on pharmacies and an exceptional increase in demand for health, hygiene and personal care products, Boots continues to evolve its approach to best serve customers and communities.  

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Sales for the first half ending 29th February rose +2.7% to US$70.2bn (3.2% on a constant currency basis). Operating income saw double digit decline, down -23% to US$2.2bn. Performance in Q2 exceeds expectations Retail Pharmacy USA This division delivered +3.8% growth in the second quarter, with comparable store sales up +2.7%. This was driven by strong growth in pharmacy (+5.3%) refle...
A.S. Watson has posted its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Total retail revenue was up 4% in local currencies, but flat at HKD169.2bn (US$21.8bn) after foreign currency translation impacts. Results summary – revenue up across all H&B divisions in local currencies  Total retail revenue (H&B segments and Other Retail), EBITDA and EBIT of HKD169.2bn (US$21.8bn), HKD16.9b...
A.S. Watson has opened a Watsons Play Glam concept store at Tuen Mun Town Plaza, Hong Kong. Digitising in-store and increasing shopper interaction The grand opening of Watsons Play Glam was on 20 th January. It operates approx. 418 sq m / 4,500 sq ft, carrying more than 15,000 products from 7,100 health and beauty brands. The store has various customer interactive experience zones, a stron...

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03/04/2020
From free mental health support to shifting focus to social commerce, we share five different ways drugstore operators are serving shoppers during the pandemic.
01/04/2020
A.S. Watson has opened a Watsons Play Glam concept store at Tuen Mun Town Plaza, Hong Kong.
11/03/2020
In this latest update to the London city guide we share our pick of new must-see stores from the likes of Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Boots and M&S amongst others. These span convenience and large format stores, to premium foods and inspiration beyond grocery.
06/03/2020
Technology and ingredients used in K-beauty products are among the most innovative and advanced in the world. In this report, we will share five key trends from South Korea’s leading retailers that are shaping the highly dynamic and competitive health and beauty (H&B) retail sector.
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