A.S. Watson news

17 December 2015
AS Watson will celebrate its milestone anniversary with a year of planned activities. Schedule of events spans all AS Watson markets From a small store in 1841, AS Watson has grown into one of the largest multinational health and beauty retailers. The Group has planned 240 celebration activities throughout the year, across its 24 markets in Europe and Asia. Events include a prize draw that ...
27 August 2015
AS Watson has reported a strong performance across key territories for its health and beauty retail operations. Strong growth in China health and beauty driven by new stores Total pan Asian health and beauty sales increased by 7% to HK$21,635m (US$2,791m) whilst comparable store sales only grew by 1.2%,  with the additional 593 stores opened over the last 12 months driving the growth. This ...
13 August 2015
Global health and beauty leader opens new flagship store and plans to invest HK$620m (US$80m) in its Hong Kong stores. Retailer will open or renovate over 80 stores this year As part of this investment, A.S. Watson plans to open or renovate more than 80 stores in Hong Kong this year. Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, deputy chairman of CK Hutchinson commented, " CK Hutchinson will continue to invest i...
11 May 2015
Taiwanese market a focus for innovation, renovation and expansion The Taiwanese market is a testbed for innovation, where Watsons is currently trialling a new store concept, “Generation Y”. This provides more space for interactive shopping as well as a fashionable range of skincare and cosmetic products, targeting younger customers. A further two “Generation Y” stores are planned to open in Sh...
09 April 2015
Hong Kong - based A.S. Watson has appointed Steve Gray as Director of International Healthcare, reflecting the growing importance of health to the retailer’s global strategy. Grown health by 20% Steve Gray, currently the Healthcare Director for UK – based Superdrug, has been appointed to the new position of Director of International Healthcare and will take over the post effective January 2...
22 January 2015
Netherlands-based, A.S. Watson-owned chain Kruidvat has announced that it has acquired the 50 existing drugstores under the Dirx Drogisterijen banner, and five set to be built, from the DetailResult Groep. Acquisition is a ‘win-win’ for both companies The sale of its Dirx Drogisterijen banner will enable the DetailResult Groep to focus on its core supermarket operations and enable it to exi...