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Boots, Edinburgh, UK

We visited three inspirational Boots stores in Edinburgh, UK. Boots recently unveiled new stores in Edinburgh Airport and St James Quarter and revamped its store in the Gyle Shopping Centre. In this report, we highlight 10 standout features that are in line with three of our post-pandemic health and beauty trends for 2021.

H Beauty, Milton Keynes, UK

We explore six ways the new Harrods standalone beauty store engages and excites shoppers. We look at mechanics including, it showcasing the latest beauty trends, championing local brands and boosting social media engagement.

Online + Offline strategies of health & beauty retailers in Asia

We review the importance of Online + Offline (O+O) as a key component of the strategy of Asia’s leading drugstores, along with examples of their key initiatives.

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Strategic outlook for Walgreens Boots Alliance

We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s performance, the impact of COVID-19 on its operations and the progress it is making against its four strategic priorities.

The future of drugstore, health & beauty

In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. 

Strategic outlook for A.S. Watson

We review A.S Watson’s current performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

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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.

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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...
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...
We look inside the latest brand partnership at Target, with the launch of the Ulta Beauty store-in-store concept. Contemporary concept design Target and Ulta Beauty have launched their brand partnership in the first of 100 locations. Currently, the concept is live in 60 stores. The Ulta Beauty area features a bold design with lighting and fixtures which create a premium beauty and modern lo...

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