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Boots is expanding its partnership with Deliveroo to 125 stores across the UK.

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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...
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...
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...

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