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Health and beauty retail trends in 2022

In this report, we highlight five key health and beauty trends we expect to see in the new normal and propose five key actions for retailers and suppliers to consider as they plan to win in 2022.

Online + Offline strategies of health & beauty retailers in Asia

We review the importance of Online + Offline (O+O) as a key component of the strategy of Asia’s leading drugstores, along with examples of their key initiatives.

Boots, Edinburgh, UK

We visited three inspirational Boots stores in Edinburgh, UK. Boots recently unveiled new stores in Edinburgh Airport and St James Quarter and revamped its store in the Gyle Shopping Centre. In this report, we highlight 10 standout features that are in line with three of our post-pandemic health and beauty trends for 2021.

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Strategic outlook for A.S. Watson

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

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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.

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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...
German drugstore chain, Rossmann reported a successful financial year in 2021 as its group sales increase 8.1% to €11.1 bn. Germany continues to lead growth Germany remained the leading growth driver for the group as sales increased by 8.2% to €7.9 bn (2020: €7.3 bn). Its international operations also experienced growth with sales up by 7.8% to €3.2 bn (2020: €3.1 bn). It ended the fi...
Walmart announced partnering with UK based prestige beauty retailer Space NK to launch BEAUTYSPACE NK in its stores and online. New ways to shop premium beauty Space NK will launch its curated assortment on on 15 th March and in its stores nationwide this summer under the banner BEAUTYSPACE NK . The beauty retailer will offer over 600 products from 15 brands, including both...

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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.