Drugstores news

23 January 2020
Latest developments include new brands, more specialists, and beauty hall roll-out Revamp rolls out to more locations In addition to the 29 stores which renovated their beauty halls in 2019, a further 60 stores will receive the new look this year. The design is more open plan, encouraging shoppers to interact with products, and gain inspiration from trend zones. New brands Huda Beauty wil...
16 January 2020
The health and beauty retailer has partnered with Tencent to bring customer service to a new level through innovative use of social media. Launch of round-the-clock one to one service The partnership with Tencent allows Watsons China to launch a new WeChat Work platform and Cloud Stores. The WeChat platform acts as a new communication channel that customers can add store staff as WeChat ...
14 January 2020
We spent a day in Melaka to understand how the key retailers drive sales in the lead up to Chinese New Year. The popular Jonker Street night market, located in Chinatown, was packed with locals and tourists. To drum up the spirit of Chinese New Year, the street was lit with red lanterns and the God of Fortune gave out lucky red envelopes to everyone. Source: IGD Research   AEON Band...
09 January 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance reported sales of US$34.3bn, up 1.6% in the first quarter ending November 30th 2019 (+2.3% at constant currency). Operating income declined sharply, down 27.6% to US$1bn. Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina described the performance as “soft”, but reiterated that the business remained confident in its long-term strategy.   Challenging conditions dampen ...
07 January 2020
Boots has formed a three year partnership with Public Health England to encourage one million people to take action to improve their health. New year, new you The Reboot Quiz is the partners' first initiative, launched in January 2020. This asks users questions on how they are feeling, eating, drinking, moving and smoking before providing a personalised wellness score out of ten. They can t...
07 January 2020
The drugstore retailer's sales reached EUR10bn, growing at a rate of 5.7% in 2019. Robust performance in Germany and overseas In Germany, Rosmmann's sales rose 5.1% to EUR7bn. This is an improvement on last year's performance, when sales rose 4.1%. Its international operations experienced higher growth at 7.1%, reaching sales of EUR 3bn. Expansion plans for 2020 In 2019 Rossmann su...
18 December 2019
Matsumoto Kiyoshi announces its first Vietnamese store will be in March, with plans to open 10 to 15 stores in the next three to five years. Store planning to suit locals The retailer had conducted research and shopper interviews to customise its store design and features to fit locals’ shopping preferences. It will bring cosmetics, health supplements, functional foods and self-care product...
17 December 2019
Mothercare UK has announced that Boots is to become the exclusive franchisee for Mothercare brand products in the UK, allowing the baby goods retailer to maintain a physical presence after the closure of its own stores. The retailer appointed administrators in November. Range to be offered in larger Boots stores and online Under the terms agreed between the parties, Boots will stock Motherc...
13 December 2019
South Korean retail giant Emart is slimming down operations by closing unprofitable stores, including 18 Boots branches. A response to weak earnings The company logged KRW161bn in operating profit during the first three quarters, down by 60% from previous year. Whilst its hypermarkets and supermarkets are showing signs of recovery with improved same-store sales growth, specialty stores post...
06 December 2019
Following in-store developments and the aim to adapt its private label products, we round up news from France-based Casino. New le drugstore parisien opens in Paris Casino has opened its latest le drugstore parisien in the shopping centre in Saint-Lazare station. The new 200 sq. m store, which makes it smaller than previous examples, has strongly evolved the brand’s concept and offer, while...