Sunday, August 19, 2018

Superdrug becomes first retailer to sell self-test HIV kits

Superdrug has become the first retailer to stock HIV self-testing kits, but consumers have questioned the price.
Holland & Barrett sales

Holland & Barrett eyes ambitious £2bn sales target

Holland & Barrett has set itself an ambitious sales target of £2 billion under its new ownership.
Zalando store

Zalando to open first bricks-and-mortar beauty store

Zalando is poised to open its first beauty store in Berlin, joining a growing list of online-only retailers opening stores.

Debenhams & Blow defend partnership despite rumours of sale

Debenhams has defended its partnership with beauty app Blow after reports emerged that the relationship had soured.
Boots Chinese pharmacy

Boots owner shores up Amazon defence with 40% stake in Chinese pharmacy retailer

Boots' parent company has completed an agreement to acquire a 40 per cent minority stake in Chinese pharmacy retailer GuoDa.

Superdrug profits jump thanks to Love Island sponsorship

Superdrug saw both profits and revenues rise last year growing its market share thanks to new store openings.
Amazon

Amazon’s PillPack purchase is “incredibly bad news” for Boots

Amazon announced plans to buy the American online pharmacy giant PillPack, sending shares in rival pharmacy retailers.

Holland & Barrett appoints former Barcadi VP Caroline Hipperson as CMO

Holland & Barrett has appointed the former Bacardi global vice president Caroline Hipperson as its new chief marketing officer.

Superdrug launches its own mobile network

Superdrug has announced an unlikely foray into mobile phone network business and is set to launch a mobile plan for its loyalty.
AS Watson

Superdrug & The Perfume Shop owner wants to open a new store every seven...

AS Watson has announced plans to open 1300 new stores across its global portfolio, the equivalent to one store every seven hours.

Feature Resource

The retail CMO’s guide to Christmas 2018

Things are tough in retail right now. Administrations, Amazon, CX, AI, a weak pound...it's a lot. But we’re here to spread some Christmas cheer. The retail...