Walgreens subsidiary Boots Alliance streamlines product development

No7 Beauty Company leverages product lifecycle management (PLM) technology to improve metrics such as time to market.

The global beauty company, which is a subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance and consists of six different beauty brands, chose the Bamboo Rose MEP multi-enterprise platform (MEP) to streamline and simplify its product development processes.

As a result, No7 Beauty Company seeks to accelerate product innovation, improve customer satisfaction through faster time to market, and support corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. By using the Bamboo Rose PLM platform, No7 Beauty Company intends to enable more efficient collaboration for product development between teams and external partners. By adopting an agile approach to product development and management, the company aims to bring innovative, consumer-driven products to market faster and at lower cost.

By digitizing the entire product lifecycle, No7 Beauty Company also plans to maintain agility in its response to consumer trends, effectively communicate important product claims to consumers, manage and reuse formulations to drive cost savings. cost and trace products throughout the supply chain to support CSR and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs.

Additionally, by replacing old product lifecycle management approaches and traditional processes, including email communications, with a single, unified platform, No7 Beauty Company hopes to achieve frictionless communication, improve data integrity and streamline development processes both internally and with external partners as it continues to grow internationally.

Discount retailer explores PLM
Giant Tiger, a discount retailer based in Ottawa, Canada, also recently launched a PLM effort. Giant Tiger chose the CGS BlueCherry Next PLM tool to bring together all product development stakeholders, including suppliers and vendors, as well as design and product development groups. Leveraging the BlueCherry solution, Giant Tiger seeks to move product development from concept to adopted product, improve data integrity, centralize digital assets, and support the generation of technical product packs complete.

The retailer chose the BlueCherry Next PLM solution for features such as seamless integration with Adobe Illustrator and what it found to be an intuitive, flexible and configurable user interface. GGS will also offer retail and consumer goods expertise and resources, with the ultimate goal of meeting the retailer’s current and future business needs and helping to increase efficiency, collaboration and visibility across the supply chain.

“We are delighted to partner with Bamboo Rose, who will play a key role in digitizing and simplifying our end-to-end product management process through seamless digital communication,” said Stefan Pacel, Chief Transformation Officer at No7 Beauty Company.

“No7 Beauty Company’s goal of creating the best in beauty for everyone aligns with Bamboo Rose’s mission to empower retailers and brands to bring high-quality products to market that meet the ever-changing expectations of consumers. consumers,” said Brian Marsden, chief strategy officer at Bamboo Rose. . “We are thrilled to partner with so many leading beauty brands under one roof to help them on their digital transformation journey.”

No7 Beauty Company, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, is a consumer-led beauty company launched in April 2021. The company owns international beauty brands No7, Liz Earle Beauty Co., Soap & Glory, Botanics, YourGoodSkin and SleekMakeUP.

Gary C. Lisi