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Alliance Boots in £9bn merger with Walgreens

Pharmacy giant Alliance Boots has sold 55 per cent of its business to US pharmacy Walgreens in a £9bn deal.The deal, which does not qualify for a controversial tax inversion, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015 and will see Wa...
09:11AM - Thu 7th August 2014
Space NK are looking ways they can use big data to target consumers more effectively

Rountable discussion: Space NK rules out use of iBeacon; John Lewis reveals catchment reporting

Big customer data is a big issue in the modern retail world, and one company feels they have developed the right system for effective predictive marketing.Representatives from retailers such as John Lewis, Space NK, Topshop and French Connection g...
09:10AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
A Boots store in Cardiff

Why a personal approach can make all the difference for self-select cosmetics brands

Shoppers walking into Boots’ flagship store on Oxford Street are greeted by rows of brightly-lit, eye-catching make-up aisles and product stands. The size of the space is testament to the resilience of in-store cosmetics spend, against the rise of...
09:42AM - Mon 14th July 2014
Destination Maternity would look to utilise some of Mothercare's "excess" retail space in the UK to establish stand-alone maternity apparel stores

Mothercare rejects second bid from Destination Maternity

Baby and mother retail Mothercare has rejected a second £266m bid from Destination Maternity in the latest example of a US company looking to establish itself in the UK.Destination Maternity, who delivered the bid on 1 June at 300p a share, said i...
09:48AM - Wed 2nd July 2014
The new Boots app

Boots UK launches app for personalised offers

Boots UK has launched a new digital app which tailors deals to shoppers based on their spending habits.The app works in conjunction with the retailers advantage card and gives customers an alternative to quarterly paper coupons within its My Offer...
12:06PM - Thu 26th June 2014
Jim Buckle, chief operating officer of Feelunique.com

Feelunique’s COO on growth, ads and why e-commerce sites could change

It could be argued that Europe’s biggest online health and beauty retailer Feelunique is perfectly placed to ride the e-commerce wave. According to NPD group, online sales of prestige beauty products grew by 35 per cent in 2013 – a growth that far...
10:14AM - Fri 13th June 2014

Wiggle appoints Giles David as CFO

Online cycle retailer Wiggle has appointed former Brighthouse exec Giles David as Chief Financial OfficerDavid will begin the role on 1 June 2014.He joins from social housing firm United House where he was CFO having held the same role at furnitur...
10:59AM - Thu 8th May 2014

Alliance Boots buys two Latin American chains

Pharmacy-led health and beauty group Alliance Boots has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada (FASA).The group, which operates over 3,100 stores, will buy Mexican pharmacy chain Farmacias Benavides and Chilean chain Farmacias Ahumada. T...
03:33PM - Tue 6th May 2014
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Would you subscribe to your local beauty bar?

As the retail beauty market becomes more premium led and online and offline world’s merge, co-founder of beauty bar start-up Blow Ltd, Dharmash Mistry feels he is well placed to capitalise on the opportunity.Mistry has successfully invested in onl...
09:48AM - Wed 30th April 2014
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