Walgreens Boots Alliance news

21 September 2021
Boots UK has launched an in-house marketing service called Boots Media Group. The service’s aim is to support its supply partners in delivering more targeted advertising campaigns. Leveraging data from Advantage Card loyalty programme Boots Media Group will allow suppliers to gain further insight into its shoppers’ needs and habits via its Advantage Card loyalty scheme, which has 17m active...
02 September 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed three key executive leadership positions and launched its MyWalgreens Credit Card programme. Three new appointments to its leadership team Tracy Brown, chief customer officer Brown will take on a newly created position, president of retail products and chief customer officer. She will be responsible for the Walgreens customer experience across al...
02 September 2021
Boots UK is planning to unveil 30 new beauty halls across the country as it reinforces its commitment to bring shoppers back to the high street. Presenting smaller formats of its reinvented beauty halls The launch of the beauty halls is part of Boots’s multi-format store strategy , which aims to offer its shoppers easy access to ‘ the world’s leading beauty brands’ . The 30 new beauty h...
24 August 2021
Boots UK announced its new partnership with last mile delivery company, Deliveroo to offer more than 400 health and beauty products, delivered in as little as 20 minutes. Piloting on-demand delivery The partnership will allow customers on Deliveroo to access a wide range of Boots’s health and beauty products including food and drinks options, medicines for minor ailments, toiletries, skinca...
12 August 2021
In our recent store visit report , we explored Boots’ new travel store in Edinburgh Airport and recently launched store in St James Quarter. We also visited its refurbished store in the Gyle Shopping Centre, featuring newly a transformed beauty hall. In this article, we highlight three ways these Boots stores are innovating to attract, engage and inspire shoppers. Showcasing recent beauty ...
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...
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...
25 May 2021
Boots UK reported another tough year as total revenue declined by 10.8% to £5.9 bn (2019: £6.7 bn) for the year ending 31 August 2020. For the year, Boots UK reported an operating loss of £245m. FY2020 performance severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic The drugstore operator highlighted its challenging year, despite its on-going efforts to improve and invest in its store portfolio and produ...