UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s said it has ended a trial in which UK health and beauty chain Boots took over the health and beauty range in nine Sainsbury’s stores.
“Sainsbury’s has learned a lot from this trial but we have been unable to agree commercial terms for roll-out,” the retailer said in a statement.
Boots and Sainsbury’s invested a total of £8m (US$13.2m) in developing the trial and will spend another £1m to £2m to revert the stores back to normal, reported the Independent.
Sainsbury’s will now press ahead with its plans for a new health and beauty range that it has been testing in five stores for a year. The new offering will include own-label products as well as ranges from brands such as Clarins and Clinique.