A.S. Watson news

29 November 2019
We review three contrasting initiatives from key European drugstore operators Superdrug, Rossmann and dm.   Black Friday is an important date in the diary for drugstores. On the run up to Christmas, competitive deals on seasonal gift packs, fragrance and electricals deliver high volume sales in this peak trading period.   Superdrug’s members-only deals Superdrug launched its members-only...
22 November 2019
A.S. Watson has opened its 3,800th Watsons store in Yunnan province, China. One-to-one beauty services  The new store is located in Living Mall of Yunnan in Kunming. It operates more than 185 sq m / 2,000 sq ft and is designed to provide one-on-one beauty services to customers supported by integrated digital experiences. Kulvinder Birring, Watsons China’s CEO, said, “Building customer c...
08 November 2019
Superdrug has opened its largest UK store at the Fort Shopping Park in Birmingham. Lifestyle beauty services The new store, which opened on 8th November, covers 929 sq m / 10,000 sq ft. It features a beauty studio complete with a brow bar, nail bar and health services. The store also marked the 1300th UK and Ireland store from its parent company A.S. Watson Health & Beauty UK. Customers ...
24 October 2019
A.S. Watson has announced the appointment of Malina Ngai as the new CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia & Europe). She will hold the role in addition to her existing post as Group COO. Building on existing responsibilities Dominic Lai, A.S. Watson’s Group MD, said, “ Malina has been instrumental in formulating the group’s customer strategy, driving digital transformation, business analytics as well ...
11 October 2019
Health and beauty specialist, Superdrug, has launched a 30-minute click & collect service Boosting the convenience offer Superdrug has launched a 30-minute click & collect service across its entire estate. Shoppers can now check stock levels before they visit their local Superdrug branch, purchase items online and collect them in-store in just 30 minutes. The service is free of charge...
27 August 2019
Superdrug promotes exclusive CBD products, expands its Shades of Beauty initiative and presents its advent calendar range ahead of Christmas 2019. Superdrug promotes exclusive CBD products Superdrug is promoting its range of CBD products through its Sunday Edit blog post. The retailer has taken an active approach at educating shoppers as to what CBD is and the benefits it can provide throug...
22 August 2019
A.S. Watson has shared insights on some of the key shopper preferences of Generation Z customers around the world. Bricks-and-mortar no.1 for Gen Z Generation Z (Gen Z) were born between 1995 and 2009. They are the first generation born into a digital world and are influential in driving many of the latest retail trends around the world. Despite spending a lot of screen time, ASW’s customer...
15 August 2019
Superdrug is set to add 13 new stores to its estate over the summer, creating 150 new jobs. Store expansion continues Superdrug is set to add 13 new stores to its estate over the summer, creating 150 new jobs. The retailer has already opened eight new stores in Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow Chester, with eight stores planned to open in locations including London, Bolton and Newcastle. ...
14 August 2019
A.S. Watson is planning to enter UAE via its Watsons banner in 2020. Talks with potential partners A.S. Watson has held initial talks with potential partners in UAE. Malina Ngai, A.S. Watson’s Group COO, said UAE is appealing market because of shoppers’ knowledge about international beauty products. Likewise, Saudi Arabia, where the group could expand to next. In reference to UAE, Ngai, ...
01 August 2019
The world's largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson, has posted its results for the first half ending 30 June 2019. Exchange rates impact H1 results A.S. Watson's retail division, which is split into five subdivisions, Healthy & Beauty Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, Asia and Other Retail, ended the first half of 2019 with 15,213 stores across 25 markets - a 5% ...