UK beauty retailer Superdrug signs over 200 brands to marketplace platform

THE WHAT? British beauty and personal care retailer Superdrug has signed up more than 200 brands for the upcoming launch of its new marketplace platform, which includes high-end brands and start-ups.

THE DETAILS Due to launch in September, more brands will be recruited ahead of launch as the marketplace is integrated into the existing website.

Brands that have signed up include Wonderskin, Truthbrush and ethical brand OPV Beauty.

THE WHY ? The market is said to be bringing affordable brands to the UK for the first time, with a focus on trends such as new local, women-founded, sustainable and inclusive brands.

E-Commerce Director Matt Walburn, who leads Marketplace development at Superdrug, said: “We have a long history of supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses and promoting diversity and inclusion within Of the industry. Superdrug Marketplace is the next logical step for our business. In addition to further strengthening our accessible health and beauty offering, it is designed to help remove barriers to listing for market innovators and provide hundreds of offline and online businesses with a flexible and the support they need to succeed in the digital world.