Health & beauty and drugstores news

02 November 2022
Walmart plans to open 16 new health centres in Florida next year. We look at how the concept is evolving and what it means for Walmart’s business model. Almost 50 facilities operational by end of 2023 The new Walmart Health facilities will open next to existing Supercenters in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. The retailer first launched the concept in 2019, offering primary and urgent care,...
18 October 2022
Sephora Singapore launched its first “Store of the Future” at its Raffles City outlet, Singapore, in September 2022. We recently visited the store to observe how the latest concept combines technology, personalised services and classes to win shoppers. Source: IGD Research Excitement even before entering the store Source: IGD Research Source: IGD Research Before ente...
25 August 2022
Boots is expanding its partnership with Deliveroo to 125 stores across the UK. Expansion follows successful trial Following a successful trial in 14 stores , Boots is rolling out the rapid delivery service to 125 stores across the UK. The service will be available in new cities such as Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester. For regions that were part of the trial, including Birmingham, ...
16 August 2022
Superdrug has launched a new weekly discount promotion, ‘Feel Good Fridays’, as it looks to help shoppers during the cost-of-living crisis.   Exclusive to Superdrug’s Health & Beautycard members According to Superdrug, the weekly discount promotion is one of the biggest weekly discounts the retailer has ever run. It offers Health & Beautycard members up to 60% off across a selection of prod...
16 August 2022
Superdrug and Watsons’s parent company A.S. Watsons released its first half results. The retailer’s performance was mixed across its operations in China and other regions. COVID-19 still posing a threat to performance in mainland China The group’s total revenue increased by 3% in the first half to HK$84.9 bn (US$10.9 bn), while EBIT declined by 12% to HK$4.3 bn (US$552.6m). The decline w...
05 August 2022
With the rise in consumer interest in health and wellness driven by the pandemic, Watsons in China announced the launch of a Health Care zone that offers a range of healthcare products and services online and in stores. The Health Care zone provides a seamless O+O (Offline plus Online) shopping experience Along with launching online, the Health Care zones will feature in over 1,200 stores...
01 August 2022
Superdrug has partnered with TikTok to launch a talent competition on the social media platform. It also announced signing over 200 brands on its online marketplace platform and has added more premium brands to its beauty portfolio.   ‘Staying ahead of digital media trends’ Superdrug has collaborated with TikTok to launch its #SuperShow beauty talent show, where entrants complete three w...
26 July 2022
CVS Pharmacy is piloting a new shop-in-shop beauty experience, Skin Care Center. The format offers innovative and personalised skincare solutions that use advanced diagnostic tools and experiential education. Trialing a shop-in-shop format The retailer is piloting the new shop-in-shop format in three CVS locations. The stores feature a whole range of skincare beauty products. The new...
08 July 2022
Accounts filed at Companies House show that A.S. Watson-owned Superdrug and Savers saw continued improvements in trading as 2021 progressed. The results for both companies were particularly pleasing given the challenges they both faced in Q1 due to the country being in lockdown. Superdrug revenues +5.1% in 2021 Superdrug recorded sales growth of 5.1% in 2021, although the pace of growth ben...
06 July 2022
A.S. Watson will invest an additional HK$900m (USD$11.5m) to drive its digital transformation and offer an easier and faster offline plus online (O+O) customer experience. Technology focus areas A.S. Watson will focus on boosting the resources in its in-house ‘eLab’ and ‘TECHLab’ digital solutions, artificial intelligence, big data, and retail technology. ‘eLab innovates O+O customer ...