Boots' parent company has completed an agreement to acquire a 40 per cent minority stake in Chinese pharmacy retailer GuoDa.
Superdrug saw both profits and revenues rise last year growing its market share thanks to new store openings.
Amazon announced plans to buy the American online pharmacy giant PillPack, sending shares in rival pharmacy retailers.
Holland & Barrett has appointed the former Bacardi global vice president Caroline Hipperson as its new chief marketing officer.
Superdrug has announced an unlikely foray into mobile phone network business and is set to launch a mobile plan for its loyalty.
AS Watson has announced plans to open 1300 new stores across its global portfolio, the equivalent to one store every seven hours.
The Hut Group has enjoyed a record-breaking year of sales, thanks to major investment drives and international growth.
Poundland has publicly slammed Boots for “overcharging” customers, launching a public campaign to highlight cost disparities.
Boots has recorded a slump in annual profits and revenue, which it blamed on “highly competitive nature” of health and beauty.
WH Smith has apologised to customers after a computer error caused the prices of toiletries to jump almost 800 per cent.