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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.

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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...
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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) ...

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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.