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Watsons Hong Kong has launched a citywide plastic container recycling programme called ‘Plastic Reborn,’ in collaboration with Procter and Gamble.

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Asia-based ecommerce platform Shopee intends to premiumise its beauty offerings, by increasing its focus on K-beauty brands.  Sales of Korean beauty continues to grow in Southeast Asia and Taiwan Korean beauty products remain as one of the top-selling products of Shopee.  The retailer has seen more shoppers searching and buying K-beauty brands on its platform, due to the popularity of K-pop c...
We look at the leading US beauty retailer’s performance in 2020, highlight its strategy to win in 2021 and its leadership changes. 2020 was a challenging year for Ulta Beauty Total sales declined by 16.8% to US$6.2 bn (2019: US$7.4 bn) for the year ending 30 January 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19 Comparable sales decreased by 17.9% , versus an increase of 5% in 2019 By the...
A.S. Watson Group, the world’s biggest international health and beauty retailer, has recently announced its refreshed social purpose and 2030 vision for sustainability. Commitment to ‘put a smile on our customers’ faces’ Since the A.S. Watson Group is operating on a massive scale globally, it is determined to take stronger responsibility towards the customers they serve, as well as the envi...

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23/03/2021
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. In line with recent developments globally, we re-examine the trends and highlight opportunities for retailers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.
04/03/2021
Magnit is the world’s fourth largest convenience retailer. This report provides a review of its new business structure and key strategic objectives.
02/02/2021
In this first look report we explore key elements of Holland & Barrett’s newly transformed store design, which focuses on making wellness more accessible and showcases the latest trends. We saw these developments in action in its redesigned store in Hemel Hempstead, which was updated in December 2020, and comes after the launch of its first updated store concept in Chelmsford in July 2020 and a larger store in Angel Islington.
09/12/2020
Guardian, operated by Dairy Farm, has revamped its flagship store following its 48th anniversary this year. The store features the widest range of Korean beauty brands in Singapore, health-focused services with experts and value for money corners to meet the daily needs of shoppers.

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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.

Strategic outlook for A.S. Watson

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

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