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Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has recently launched over 1,600 Sustainable Choices products in its physical stores as well as online.  It has collaborated with global supplier partners, including Beiersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kao, L'Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt, Shiseido and Unilever for this initiative.

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COVID-19 has caused grocery retailers in Asia to scale up online business to compensate footfall decline in physical stores and enable shoppers to get items quickly, safely and conveniently. We at IGD have quantified growth opportunities, supported by five emerging trends. Growing at a CAGR of 20% between 2020 and 2022 Asia’s online grocery is growing fast. Total value in 2020 is around US$...
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Hong Kong has released its latest ‘Scorecard on Key Areas in Sustainable Seafood Procurement Policy.’  Based on this year’s update, A.S. Watson which operates the PARKnSHOP supermarket chain, tops the rankings among Hong Kong’s retailers based on their sustainability efforts with the seafood selection they are selling. Working with supermarkets for a sustain...
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has recently launched its Foundation Finder to help customers identify the perfect foundation shade that suits their skin tone.  Growing the foundation market through technology Foundation Finder has been developed as part of A.S. Watson’s strategy to enhance the O+O (Offline plus Online) customer experience.  The reta...

Presentations

13/10/2021
Explore the latest quarterly update on one of the world's largest health and beauty retailers.
13/10/2021
In this report, we highlight five key health and beauty trends we expect to see in the new normal and propose five key actions for retailers and suppliers to consider as they plan to win in 2022 and beyond.
15/09/2021
Learn about the strategies of leading retailers in Asia, how they implement them and what suppliers can do to support.
09/09/2021
Watsons has launched the Foundation Finder in its mobile app to help customers identify their perfect foundation colour and shade. Developed by A.S. Watson’s own in-house digital agency eLab, the Foundation Finder offers a seamless online retail shopping experience.

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Hong Kong country presentation

This guide to Hong Kong explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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