Health & beauty and drugstores news

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...
24 July 2021
Vietnam is experiencing its worst wave of the pandemic, with Ho Chi Minh City as the epicentre of the latest outbreak.  The lockdown has disrupted the distribution of food in the city, especially for fresh vegetables.  The supply shortage has caused prices of commodities to increase significantly, such that people are unable to purchase essential food items.   Guardian and AEON are among the reta...
21 July 2021
Retail partnerships have been one of the key trends in retail over the last year as companies aim to optimise the high traffic locations of leading retailers, given the challenges that shopping centres and non-essential retailers have faced during lockdowns. Originally announced last year, Target and Ulta Beauty are set to launch their store-in-store concept in August. We look at how they aim to ...
14 July 2021
Superdrug and Savers have published 2020 financial results that highlight the challenges both retailers faced during the year. Superdrug reported a significant decline in revenue, by 14.8% to £1.11 bn, while Savers saw a decline in revenues of 5.9%, to £536.1m. COVID-19 led to serious disruption for both businesses Superdrug Revenue declined by 14.8% to £1.11 bn (2019: £1.30 bn) ...
08 July 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported a growth in sales of 12.1%, 10.4% on a constant exchange basis, to US$34 bn in its third quarter. Performance by division Retail Pharmacy USA Sales increased by 5.1% to US$28.7 bn compared to Q3 2020 Comparable sales increased by 6.4%, with comparable pharmacy sale up by 8.4% Comparable retail sales grew by 1.7%, driven by mass personal...