Health & beauty and drugstores news

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...
27 August 2021
We look inside the latest brand partnership at Target, with the launch of the Ulta Beauty store-in-store concept. Contemporary concept design Target and Ulta Beauty have launched their brand partnership in the first of 100 locations. Currently, the concept is live in 60 stores. The Ulta Beauty area features a bold design with lighting and fixtures which create a premium beauty and modern lo...
24 August 2021
Boots UK announced its new partnership with last mile delivery company, Deliveroo to offer more than 400 health and beauty products, delivered in as little as 20 minutes. Piloting on-demand delivery The partnership will allow customers on Deliveroo to access a wide range of Boots’s health and beauty products including food and drinks options, medicines for minor ailments, toiletries, skinca...
24 August 2021
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Hong Kong has released its latest ‘Scorecard on Key Areas in Sustainable Seafood Procurement Policy.’  Based on this year’s update, A.S. Watson which operates the PARKnSHOP supermarket chain, tops the rankings among Hong Kong’s retailers based on their sustainability efforts with the seafood selection they are selling. Working with supermarkets for a sustain...
16 August 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has recently launched its Foundation Finder to help customers identify the perfect foundation shade that suits their skin tone.  Growing the foundation market through technology Foundation Finder has been developed as part of A.S. Watson’s strategy to enhance the O+O (Offline plus Online) customer experience.  The reta...
12 August 2021
In our recent store visit report , we explored Boots’ new travel store in Edinburgh Airport and recently launched store in St James Quarter. We also visited its refurbished store in the Gyle Shopping Centre, featuring newly a transformed beauty hall. In this article, we highlight three ways these Boots stores are innovating to attract, engage and inspire shoppers. Showcasing recent beauty ...
11 August 2021
A.S. Watson Group, the retail division of CK Hutchison, has released its unaudited financial results for the first six months of the year ending 30 June 2021. Easing of lockdowns and reduction of store closures have driven growth Total revenue of the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer has grown by 12% due to the gradual easing of restrictive lockdowns around the world ...
10 August 2021
Loblaw is partnering with dentalcorp Holdings, Canada’s largest network of dental practices. Under the agreement, dentalcorp will be the exclusive provider of oral care education and dental health services for users of the PC Health app. Personalised healthcare Loblaw launched the PC Health app last year, in partnership with League, Canada’s leading health operating system technology provid...
02 August 2021
Dairy Farm International has reported that its sales dropped by 4% in the first half of the year to US$ 14bn.  As last year’s strong consumer buying patterns normalised, the Group’s underlying profit has decreased by 69%, from US$ 105m in the prior year to US$ 32m for the first six months of 2021. Difficult to match sales surge in 2020, as shopper behaviour normalises It has been a challeng...
24 July 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, is strengthening its sustainability commitment with a target to offset 2,250 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Customers can contribute by buying Watsons’ Sustainable Choice products Source: A.S. Watson Protecting the environment is a key priority of the A.S. Watson Group, and it has invested HKD 750m (US...