By Megan Tatum [email protected]

Published: April 2, 2022
Advertising deadline: March 18, 2022
Submission deadline: March 11, 2022

The easing of pandemic restrictions has seen shoppers return to the high streets. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising that a big beneficiary was Boots, whose share of skincare and suncare increased by 7.6%. [Kantar 52 w/e 23 January 2022]. Second-hand stores are also booming, with sales up 6%. So can this exodus from supermarkets continue? Will high street specialists benefit? And what role should direct-to-consumer services play after two years of the pandemic?

Travel: The return of travel opportunities next year could well prove a boon for suncare, long hurt by locked-at-home shoppers. How can suppliers capitalize on the new appetite for the sun?

Direct and deliveries: Last August, Boots partnered with Deliveroo to offer delivery for over 400 products. Many other beauty brands have built an online following through lockdowns. What threat does this pose to supermarkets?

Sustainability and ethics: Personal beauty products are among those in the crosshairs of ethical claims. Can they prove their credentials to buyers?

New: Profile of four new products or ranges that have not appeared in The Grocer before. We need the launch date, rsp and a high res photo of each.

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