Health & beauty and drugstores news

09 July 2020
We explore five ways drugstores seek to support physical and mental wellbeing through facilitating new healthcare services and developing new campaigns to focus on mental health. New healthcare services Walgreens launch new full-service doctor offices Walgreens has partnered with VillageMD to offer full-service doctor offices co-located at Walgreens stores. The drugstore chain announce...
09 July 2020
The drugstore retailer announced plans to make more than 4000 job redundancies as part of its action to mitigate the ‘significant impact’ caused by COVID-19. Retail sales plunge by 48% The job cuts will affect around 7% of the drugstore’s total UK workforce and will particularly impact the staff in its Nottingham support office along with some deputy and assistant manager, beauty adviser an...
07 July 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance’s key developments to offer more personalised healthcare and shopping experiences both online and in-stores. Strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe The global drugstore operator announced its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch its second phase that focuses on WBA’s key strategic priority of digital transformation. The partnership aims to provide ...
25 June 2020
The drugstore operator reported strong online sales performance during lockdown and shares its strategies to improve sales and efficiency in the second half of the year. Boost in beauty sales during lockdown Superdrug continued selling essential items during lockdown but greatly suffered footfall decline and is seeking reduced rent deals. Despite that, the drugstore operator was able to boo...
25 June 2020
Asda launched a new contact-free diagnostic virtual GP service in its Stevenage branch. Instant medical advice for shoppers The grocery retailer has rolled out another innovation this week at its Stevenage branch that allows Asda customers to access instant medical advice via a virtual appointment service. This part of Asda’s new partnership with Medicspot. The new virtual service can be...
18 June 2020
Rossmann revealed its new flagship drugstore in one of the largest shopping centres in Europe in Poland, Lódz. The ‘space’ store The drugstore chain highlighted the opening of its new store as ‘its step into the future’. The modern format is designed to create a futuristic feel, where the latest technologies and brands that are in line with the latest global trends are offered to encourage ...
15 June 2020
The retail pharmacy chain launched more than 80 new and exclusive wellness products in easy to recycle packaging. The most sort-after products in the wellness space CVS Pharmacy unveiled more than 80 new products under its private label, Live Better by CVS Health. The retailer is committed to ensuring all packaging in the extended range be at least 80% recyclable. The range will include n...
04 June 2020
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic linked to a marked shift towards online grocery, Sweden’s Axfood has made a series of timely investments in this fast-growing channel. 1. Partnership with Circle K in click and collect push Axfood’s discount banner Willys has introduced click and collect lockers at Circle K forecourts. Initially this will include four stores in the Frescati, Bandhage...
02 June 2020
The drugstore chain partners with Bioland to produce high-quality organic products, introduced a new marketing strategy using Tiktok and reported strong sales growth across its operations. Rossmann partners with Bioland to develop own brand, enerBiO Rossmann has entered a new partnership with Germany’s key organic food association, Bioland. It is seeking to develop its own brand of organic ...
28 May 2020
Boots UK has reported a revenue decline of -1.8% to £6.7bn for the year ending 31 st August 2019. Over the same period, operating profit also declined -49.4% to £198m, in the latest report submitted to Companies House. FY2019: store closure and decline in revenue 20 net store closures in the period takes the retailer’s total store count to 2,465 as of 31 st August 2019. The company announ...