Health & beauty and drugstores news

05 August 2022
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...
01 August 2022
Superdrug has partnered with TikTok to launch a talent competition on the social media platform. It also announced signing over 200 brands on its online marketplace platform and has added more premium brands to its beauty portfolio.   ‘Staying ahead of digital media trends’ Superdrug has collaborated with TikTok to launch its #SuperShow beauty talent show, where entrants complete three w...
26 July 2022
CVS Pharmacy is piloting a new shop-in-shop beauty experience, Skin Care Center. The format offers innovative and personalised skincare solutions that use advanced diagnostic tools and experiential education. Trialing a shop-in-shop format The retailer is piloting the new shop-in-shop format in three CVS locations. The stores feature a whole range of skincare beauty products. The new...
08 July 2022
Accounts filed at Companies House show that A.S. Watson-owned Superdrug and Savers saw continued improvements in trading as 2021 progressed. The results for both companies were particularly pleasing given the challenges they both faced in Q1 due to the country being in lockdown. Superdrug revenues +5.1% in 2021 Superdrug recorded sales growth of 5.1% in 2021, although the pace of growth ben...
06 July 2022
A.S. Watson will invest an additional HK$900m (USD$11.5m) to drive its digital transformation and offer an easier and faster offline plus online (O+O) customer experience. Technology focus areas A.S. Watson will focus on boosting the resources in its in-house ‘eLab’ and ‘TECHLab’ digital solutions, artificial intelligence, big data, and retail technology. ‘eLab innovates O+O customer ...
28 June 2022
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) will retain ownership of its Boots and No 7 Beauty company. The decision was announced after no potential buyers could make an offer that ‘adequately reflected’ the valuation of the business. Challenging times has led to WBA’s decision to keep Boots UK The group concluded, after a thorough review that began in January 2022, to retain Boots and No 7 Beauty...
21 June 2022
Watson’s first standalone store with drive-through service opens in Johor Bahru. New lifestyle concept The 4,865 sq ft store caters to shoppers in Johor Bahru and its neighbouring country in Singapore, about 15km from the border. Shoppers can make purchases through Watsons Mobile App and use the Click & Collect service to pick up their orders within four hours from the drive-through counter...
24 May 2022
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...
30 March 2022
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...
17 March 2022
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...