Health & beauty and drugstores news

22 October 2020
The drugstore operator is again launching its live open house, but this year goes virtual, aiming to secure the next best upcoming health and beauty brands. Bringing new and innovative offerings to the high street Superdrug is offering suppliers the opportunity to pitch their brands and products to its senior commercial team, with the opportunity to learn more about Superdrug and potentiall...
19 October 2020
Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) has acquired 100% ownership of Rose Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Dairy Farm. Another strategic agreement between Robinsons and Dairy Farm In a statement on Friday 16 th October, RRHI said it acquired Rose Pharmacy through its subsidiary South Star Drug Inc. from Mulgrave Corporation B.V., subsidiary of Dairy Farm. The value and other details of the acquis...
19 October 2020
Walgreens has announced it is ending its Balance Rewards program and launching a new loyalty program, myWalgreens. ‘Save money, stay healthy and save time’ The partnerships with Adobe and Microsoft has led to more personalised shopping experience and as part of the next phase of driving a more customer-centric approach, Walgreens has announced the launch of its new loyalty program, myWalg...
19 October 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance FY20 results highlighted resilient performance from its USA pharmacy and retail division while its International division’s performance impacted by weak store sales at Boots UK.   Performance on the divisions Walgreens Boots Alliance reported revenue growth of 2% to US$139.5bn (2019: US$136.87bn) and a decrease in operating profit by 73.7% to US$1.3bn (2019: US$5bn)...
13 October 2020
Lancôme has teamed up with Lotte to launch a smart store concept, known as Lancôme x Lotte Duty Free Smart Store, at Lotte Duty Free’s shop in Myeongdong, Seoul. A fully integrated physical and digital experience The store occupies a 520sq m space and offers unique shopping experience: Augmented reality makeup try-on service : ModiFace, Lancôme’s virtual try-on tool, uses refined ...
08 October 2020
Tony Buffin has stepped down from his role as chief executive officer for Holland & Barrett. Buffin leaves just over a year in the role    He joined the business in May 2019 and replaced Peter Aldis who had worked for the business for 29 years. Buffin previously worked as chief operating officer at Travis Perkins before joining the health and wellness retailer. The Grocer reported that H...
07 October 2020
Loblaw’s drugstore chain, Shoppers Drug Mart, has expanded its online offer, with the launch of additional categories. Building on an established platform Having initially been launched as a beauty-led portal, the retailer’s ecommerce service has expanded to include health, personal care, baby and child and electronics categories. The retailer first launched its beauty offer in 2015, with a...
06 October 2020
Superdrug reported 1.6% growth in revenue and 12.4% increase in operating profit. Savers also reported an increase in revenue by 12.3% and a 7% increase in operating profit for the year ending 28 th December 2019. Superdrug’s ‘Solid performance in the period’ Revenue growth of 1.6% to £1,304mn (2018: £1,283mn) Operating profit increased by 12.4% to £107mn (2018: £95.2mn) 30 new st...
01 October 2020
Boots is introducing its ‘much anticipated’ Mothercare range in stores and launches its new recycling scheme, which allows shoppers to receive rewards for recycling products.  Expanding its baby and toddler offerings Boots has launched a virtual tour of its baby and toddler offerings in-store that showcases the new Mothercare range. The range launched online on September 25 th and will be ...
28 September 2020
Superdrug has partnered with e.l.f. Cosmetics to launch TikTok inspired stands in-stores. Staying on trend The drugstore will be selling a range of e.l.f Cosmetics’ bestselling products in the social media inspired stands in Superdrug stores. This comes after videos featuring e.l.f Cosmetics products goes viral on TikTok as reported by Retail Essential. With over half a million likes on ...