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Global drugstore trends 2023

We look at six trends that will shape the drugstore channel globally in 2023 and highlight the key considerations for retailers and suppliers.

Category snapshot: health & beauty

Encompassing areas such as merchandising, brands and private label, shopper marketing, pricing and promotions and international inspiration, this report sheds some light on the endeavours of major UK grocers to capture a bigger share of the category.

Strategic outlook for Walgreens Boots Alliance

An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.

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Sephora’s comeback in the UK 2023

Sephora has opened its first physical store in the UK after its 17-year-absence. Explore what’s there in the store.

How is Boots reinventing its stores?

As part of its on-going transformation programme, Boots has revamped more than 170 beauty halls across the UK and Ireland.

Strategic outlook for A.S. Watson

We review A.S Watson’s current performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

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German retailer dm had a great 2022/23 financial year in Italy, with sales up 30% and plenty of innovation

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A round-up of recent announcements from Boots and Superdrug. Boots launches new premium haircare category Following a surge in customer demand for professional haircare products, Boots has expanded its beauty offering, creating a new premium and professional haircare category. Over 400 new products from 10 professional and salon haircare brands including, Redken, L’Oréal Professionnel, P...
We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Q4 and 2023 fiscal year results, outlining key highlights from the US and International segment. Performance by divisions In the fourth quarter, WBA reportedsales increased by 9.2% to US$35.4 bn, up 8.3% on a constant currency basis. In its 2023 fiscal year, sales increased 4.3% to US$139.1 bn, up 5.6% on a constant currency basis. Finally operating loss...
Boots has dropped its plans to launch its own marketplace as it focuses on other initiatives, such as its dropship programme. Meanwhile, the retailer is rolling out shoppable social media ads as part of a new value campaign. Previous plans to launch a marketplace In 2022, Boots announced plans to launch an online marketplace to enable third-party brands of any size to list their products on...

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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.