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Global drugstore trends 2023

We look at six trends that will shape the drugstore channel globally in 2023 and highlight the key considerations for retailers and suppliers.

Category snapshot: health & beauty

Encompassing areas such as merchandising, brands and private label, shopper marketing, pricing and promotions and international inspiration, this report sheds some light on the endeavours of major UK grocers to capture a bigger share of the category.

Strategic outlook for Walgreens Boots Alliance

An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.

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Sephora’s comeback in the UK 2023

Sephora has opened its first physical store in the UK after its 17-year-absence. Explore what’s there in the store.

How is Boots reinventing its stores?

As part of its on-going transformation programme, Boots has revamped more than 170 beauty halls across the UK and Ireland.

Strategic outlook for A.S. Watson

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

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Ok, I must admit I have had my tree up for two weeks already, I am Christmas fan and today I got to open my first advent calendar window. Here at IGD we share our thoughts on the tradition of advent calendars, how it has evolved and what our employees gave and received.

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German retailer dm had a great 2022/23 financial year in Italy, with sales up 30% and plenty of innovation Sales, shoppers, and store numbers up The retailer had a very successful year in Italy, reporting sales of €140m and up to 900,000 clients a month. Entering the market in 2017, dm has increased its number of stores by over tenfold since then and continues to grow in popularity. In the ...
A round-up of recent announcements from Boots and Superdrug. Boots launches new premium haircare category Following a surge in customer demand for professional haircare products, Boots has expanded its beauty offering, creating a new premium and professional haircare category. Over 400 new products from 10 professional and salon haircare brands including, Redken, L’Oréal Professionnel, P...
We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Q4 and 2023 fiscal year results, outlining key highlights from the US and International segment. Performance by divisions In the fourth quarter, WBA reportedsales increased by 9.2% to US$35.4 bn, up 8.3% on a constant currency basis. In its 2023 fiscal year, sales increased 4.3% to US$139.1 bn, up 5.6% on a constant currency basis. Finally operating loss...

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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.