Health & beauty and drugstores news

12 October 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, is partnering with Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) Malaysia. They will drive together breast cancer awareness through the Watsons Positively Pinktober campaign. It includes encouraging customers to submit their recorded dance using steps from their breast self-examination, as well as discounts on participating produ...
07 October 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has recently launched over 1,600 Sustainable Choices products in its physical stores as well as online.  It has collaborated with global supplier partners, including Beiersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kao, L'Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt, Shiseido and Unilever for this initiative. Products from the Sustain...
05 October 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has been voted as the number one beauty retailer in Yi magazine’s 2021 most loved local brands. O+O strategy is key to Watsons’ popularity in China Yi Magazine conducts a survey every year where more than 4,000 people vote for their favourite brands.  Watsons China owes its top ranking in the beauty retailer category to ...
29 September 2021
We look at the latest quick commerce initiatives in the US market and what they mean for the broader online grocery channel. GIANT partners with Instacart for 30 minute delivery On the heels of Kroger’s partnership with Instacart for its Kroger Now 30-minute delivery service, Ahold Delhaize’s The GIANT Company is partnering with the on-demand delivery company to offer delivery in as fas...
29 September 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has announced a partnership with Plastic Bank in the Philippines to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.  The Philippines is one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution Plastic waste is a big problem for the environment. Experts have predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans in the n...
28 September 2021
AEON Wellness, the health and beauty division of the AEON Group, has recently announced new initiatives as part of its digital transformation to cope with the impact of the pandemic. Focus on digitisation, convenience and safety COVID-19 may have disrupted AEON Wellness’ operations in the past year, but it has also served as a catalyst for the retailer to accelerate its digital transformation...
27 September 2021
Unilever, L’Oreal, Henkel, LVMH and Natura & Co are forming a global beauty consortium to develop together an environmental impact assessment and scoring system for suppliers in the cosmetics industry. Brand-agnostic assessment using a science-based methodology This group of five global beauty and personal care companies is inviting more cosmetic companies to join the initiative.  The aim is ...
21 September 2021
Boots UK has launched an in-house marketing service called Boots Media Group. The service’s aim is to support its supply partners in delivering more targeted advertising campaigns. Leveraging data from Advantage Card loyalty programme Boots Media Group will allow suppliers to gain further insight into its shoppers’ needs and habits via its Advantage Card loyalty scheme, which has 17m active...
02 September 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed three key executive leadership positions and launched its MyWalgreens Credit Card programme. Three new appointments to its leadership team Tracy Brown, chief customer officer Brown will take on a newly created position, president of retail products and chief customer officer. She will be responsible for the Walgreens customer experience across al...
02 September 2021
Boots UK is planning to unveil 30 new beauty halls across the country as it reinforces its commitment to bring shoppers back to the high street. Presenting smaller formats of its reinvented beauty halls The launch of the beauty halls is part of Boots’s multi-format store strategy , which aims to offer its shoppers easy access to ‘ the world’s leading beauty brands’ . The 30 new beauty h...