Monday, November 19, 2018
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’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.
Hut Group bank

The Hut Group posts 47% sales jump

The Hut Group has enjoyed a record-breaking year of sales, thanks to major investment drives and international growth.

Poundland attacks Boots for “overcharging” customers

Poundland has publicly slammed Boots for “overcharging” customers, launching a public campaign to highlight cost disparities.
Boots update

Boots posts annual profits & revenue slump

Boots has recorded a slump in annual profits and revenue, which it blamed on “highly competitive nature” of health and beauty.

WHSmith apologises after glitch causes 800% hike in hospital prices

WH Smith has apologised to customers after a computer error caused the prices of toiletries to jump almost 800 per cent.

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