Health & beauty and drugstores news

24 July 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, is strengthening its sustainability commitment with a target to offset 2,250 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Customers can contribute by buying Watsons’ Sustainable Choice products Source: A.S. Watson Protecting the environment is a key priority of the A.S. Watson Group, and it has invested HKD 750m (US...
24 July 2021
Vietnam is experiencing its worst wave of the pandemic, with Ho Chi Minh City as the epicentre of the latest outbreak.  The lockdown has disrupted the distribution of food in the city, especially for fresh vegetables.  The supply shortage has caused prices of commodities to increase significantly, such that people are unable to purchase essential food items.   Guardian and AEON are among the reta...
21 July 2021
Retail partnerships have been one of the key trends in retail over the last year as companies aim to optimise the high traffic locations of leading retailers, given the challenges that shopping centres and non-essential retailers have faced during lockdowns. Originally announced last year, Target and Ulta Beauty are set to launch their store-in-store concept in August. We look at how they aim to ...
14 July 2021
Superdrug and Savers have published 2020 financial results that highlight the challenges both retailers faced during the year. Superdrug reported a significant decline in revenue, by 14.8% to £1.11 bn, while Savers saw a decline in revenues of 5.9%, to £536.1m. COVID-19 led to serious disruption for both businesses Superdrug Revenue declined by 14.8% to £1.11 bn (2019: £1.30 bn) ...
08 July 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported a growth in sales of 12.1%, 10.4% on a constant exchange basis, to US$34 bn in its third quarter. Performance by division Retail Pharmacy USA Sales increased by 5.1% to US$28.7 bn compared to Q3 2020 Comparable sales increased by 6.4%, with comparable pharmacy sale up by 8.4% Comparable retail sales grew by 1.7%, driven by mass personal...
30 June 2021
Boots Thailand has launched a new store concept, ‘Boots A Day by Boots’, which the retailer says has the look and feel of a modern convenience store. The new concept is a hybrid model combining a traditional convenience store, which offers everyday products and grab and go food items, and a health and beauty store. ‘Responding to the need for convenience’ The new store located in Pathum Tha...
30 June 2021
Harrods is set to open three more standalone H beauty stores in the UK. Expansion plans prompted by demand for ‘high-quality retail experiences’ and premium beauty Following the success of its two H beauty stores, in Essex and Milton Keynes , Harrods has announced plans to open three further H beauty stores in the UK. The first of the three stores will open in Edinburgh by the end of 20...
23 June 2021
Boots UK has teamed up with TV presenter Laura Whitmore to highlight the biggest summer beauty trends seen so far in 2021. After a challenging year for beauty sales, Boots UK is looking to inspire and boost shoppers’ confidence as they prepare to get ready to go out again. Bringing beauty back this summer Boots has launched its new summer campaign, ‘Feel Good as New’ to ‘ help empower the n...
23 June 2021
Pride month is observed across many markets in Asia, although it is not as huge as the celebration in Europe and the Americas.  COVID-19 restrictions have hindered plans to have physical gatherings for Pride month, but the pandemic has not stopped some retailers in Asia to launch virtual campaigns for this occasion. Philippines: Alibaba-owned Lazada recognises the LGBTQIA+ stigma  Man...
16 June 2021
Vaccination to protect against COVID-19 is now more accessible in Asia, but the uptake has been sluggish.  To encourage more people to get the jab, some retailers as well as suppliers from the food and grocery industry are offering discounts and prizes for vaccinated individuals.  Hong Kong: ParknShop, Watsons and Sa Sa offer cash vouchers The CK Group has launched a lottery for Hong Kong r...