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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.

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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...
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...
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...

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Leading drugstore operators in Japan

Many of the world’s leading drugstore operators are based in Japan. This report highlights best practice and the key strategies of Tsuruha, Welcia (AEON), Matsumoto KiYoshi and Sundrug, with landscape and trends considered.