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A.S. Watson profile

Explore the latest update on one of the world's largest health and beauty retailers, including latest information on performance, strategic developments, key personnel and must see stores. 

Leading health and beauty specialists in the UK

Find out how UK health and beauty specialists, such as Boots and Superdrug, will perform, online and in-store, to 2027, and the opportunities for suppliers.

How Sainsbury’s is aiming to become a beauty destination

In 2018, Sainsbury's looked to take on Boots and Superdrug and become a beauty destination through its beauty transformation programme.

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Strategic outlook for Walgreens Boots Alliance

We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s performance, the impact of COVID-19 on its operations and the progress it is making against its four strategic priorities.

The future of drugstore, health & beauty

In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. 

Strategic outlook for A.S. Watson

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

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Sephora Singapore launched its first “Store of the Future” at its Raffles City outlet, Singapore, in September 2022. We recently visited the store to observe how the latest concept combines technology, personalised services and classes to win shoppers. Source: IGD Research Excitement even before entering the store Source: IGD Research Source: IGD Research Before ente...
Boots is expanding its partnership with Deliveroo to 125 stores across the UK. Expansion follows successful trial Following a successful trial in 14 stores , Boots is rolling out the rapid delivery service to 125 stores across the UK. The service will be available in new cities such as Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester. For regions that were part of the trial, including Birmingham, ...
Superdrug has launched a new weekly discount promotion, ‘Feel Good Fridays’, as it looks to help shoppers during the cost-of-living crisis.   Exclusive to Superdrug’s Health & Beautycard members According to Superdrug, the weekly discount promotion is one of the biggest weekly discounts the retailer has ever run. It offers Health & Beautycard members up to 60% off across a selection of prod...

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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.