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A.S. Watson has posted its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Total retail revenue was up 4% in local currencies, but flat at HKD169.2bn (US$21.8bn) after foreign currency translation impacts.

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A.S. Watson has opened a Watsons Play Glam concept store at Tuen Mun Town Plaza, Hong Kong. Digitising in-store and increasing shopper interaction The grand opening of Watsons Play Glam was on 20 th January. It operates approx. 418 sq m / 4,500 sq ft, carrying more than 15,000 products from 7,100 health and beauty brands. The store has various customer interactive experience zones, a stron...
Steve Ager is set to join the business in June. Commercial director for Boots UK &ROI Ager will report into Boots MD Seb James and Annie Murphy, chief commercial officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance. He joins Boots from Dixons Carphone, where he was group commercial officer. Prior to that Ager spent 30 years with Tesco, including as president of Tesco China and commercial director of p...
A.S. Watson has announced expansion plans for Superdrug and Savers in the UK. 80 new stores between Superdrug and Savers The Grocer reports that Superdrug and Savers plans to open 80 new stores between them this year – around 30 and 50 respectively. However, A.S. Watson is planning to close some of its existing Superdrug stores and reopen them as Savers. Around 20 Superdrug stores are set t...

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11/03/2020
In this latest update to the London city guide we share our pick of new must-see stores from the likes of Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Boots and M&S amongst others. These span convenience and large format stores, to premium foods and inspiration beyond grocery.
06/03/2020
Technology and ingredients used in K-beauty products are among the most innovative and advanced in the world. In this report, we will share five key trends from South Korea’s leading retailers that are shaping the highly dynamic and competitive health and beauty (H&B) retail sector.
05/03/2020
MEDiCARE is a leading Health and Beauty chain in Vietnam since 2001 with over 90 stores. This store in Tan Phu is a great example of how the retailer creates a great shopping experience through its range, layout and communication.
02/03/2020
Many of the world’s leading drugstore operators are based in Japan. This report highlights best practice and the key strategies of Tsuruha, Welcia (AEON), Matsumoto KiYoshi and Sundrug, with landscape and trends considered.
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Many of the world’s leading drugstore operators are based in Japan. This report highlights best practice and the key strategies of Tsuruha, Welcia (AEON), Matsumoto KiYoshi and Sundrug, with landscape and trends considered.

We review A.S. Watson’s retail outlook over the next five years and the key markets to watch, as it continues to expand around the world.

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