A.S. Watson news

05 October 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has been voted as the number one beauty retailer in Yi magazine’s 2021 most loved local brands. O+O strategy is key to Watsons’ popularity in China Yi Magazine conducts a survey every year where more than 4,000 people vote for their favourite brands.  Watsons China owes its top ranking in the beauty retailer category to ...
29 September 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has announced a partnership with Plastic Bank in the Philippines to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.  The Philippines is one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution Plastic waste is a big problem for the environment. Experts have predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans in the n...
24 August 2021
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...
16 August 2021
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...
11 August 2021
A.S. Watson Group, the retail division of CK Hutchison, has released its unaudited financial results for the first six months of the year ending 30 June 2021. Easing of lockdowns and reduction of store closures have driven growth Total revenue of the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer has grown by 12% due to the gradual easing of restrictive lockdowns around the world ...
24 July 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, is strengthening its sustainability commitment with a target to offset 2,250 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Customers can contribute by buying Watsons’ Sustainable Choice products Source: A.S. Watson Protecting the environment is a key priority of the A.S. Watson Group, and it has invested HKD 750m (US...
14 July 2021
Superdrug and Savers have published 2020 financial results that highlight the challenges both retailers faced during the year. Superdrug reported a significant decline in revenue, by 14.8% to £1.11 bn, while Savers saw a decline in revenues of 5.9%, to £536.1m. COVID-19 led to serious disruption for both businesses Superdrug Revenue declined by 14.8% to £1.11 bn (2019: £1.30 bn) ...
16 June 2021
Vaccination to protect against COVID-19 is now more accessible in Asia, but the uptake has been sluggish.  To encourage more people to get the jab, some retailers as well as suppliers from the food and grocery industry are offering discounts and prizes for vaccinated individuals.  Hong Kong: ParknShop, Watsons and Sa Sa offer cash vouchers The CK Group has launched a lottery for Hong Kong r...
21 May 2021
We explore how Kruidvat is accelerating its investment plans to remain relevant to its customers. It is investing in its operations as it seeks to strengthen its online business and roll out a new store look and feel across its three different formats in Belgium. ‘Corona has changed the way we work’ In our future of drugstore, health & beauty report we considered five areas of change post...
19 April 2021
A.S. Watson’s Group COO and CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia and Europe), Malina Ngai, has spoken at the industry event Beauty Tech Live this week.  She has explained how O+O (Offline plus Online) has become the new retail standard in health and beauty. O+O customers spend three times more than exclusive instore shoppers Malina Ngai describes O+O as “how customers shop today. The customer journey ...