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Superdrug is to partner with poverty campaigner and activist Jack Monroe to help its shoppers cope with the UK’s cost-of-living crisis. Responding to the current cost of living crisis Recent research found 80% of Superdrug shoppers have had to switch to cheaper brands. In response to the crisis, the retailer has launched the ‘Smart Shop’ campaign, aimed at helping shoppers cut costs when...
Superdrug will launch an online marketplace this September. The platform will feature hundreds of health and beauty products across different brands, spanning from premium to start-ups. Making health and beauty more accessible With the launch of the online marketplace, Superdrug will become the first high street health and beauty retailer in the UK to offer third-party brands the opportu...
A.S. Watson plans to shut down its Watsons stores in Russia amid the war between Russia and Ukraine. “Unsatisfactory business performance” drives the decision to exit The health and beauty retailer looks to close all its 47 stores in Russia by 30 th June 2022 and its online shop by 21 st March 2022. The decision to exit the market was reportedly made before the Ukrainian crisis and ins...

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Leading drugstore operators in Japan

Many of the world’s leading drugstore operators are based in Japan. This report highlights best practice and the key strategies of Tsuruha, Welcia (AEON), Matsumoto KiYoshi and Sundrug, with landscape and trends considered.