A.S. Watson news

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% ...
23 July 2019
A.S. Watson-owned retailer Savers has reported a 10.2% growth in sales to £507.2mn for the 52 weeks ending 29th December 2018, according to a report submitted to Companies House. Driven by new and existing stores Discount health and beauty specialist Savers has reported a 10.2% growth in sales to £507.2mn for the 52 weeks ending 29th December 2018. The retailer achieved an operating prof...
05 July 2019
We went to the newly refurbished Funan Mall in Singapore to check out four stores of the leading retailers in Singapore. Young and energetic vibe Source: IGD Research This used to be known as the IT mall - a place for tech geeks who want to build their own computers from component parts and check out the latest gadgets. After three years of redevelopment, the mall has opened with a swan...
19 June 2019
Superdrug reports a 3.3% lift in sales to £1.28bn in the 52 weeks to December 29th 2018. Superdrug: solid growth for FY2018 Health and beauty specialist Superdrug has reported a 3.3% rise in sales to £1.28bn in the year to December 29th 2018. The retailer also experienced a 1.4% lift in LFL sales, and its market share rose 0.6% to 9.8% during the period. However, pre-tax profits fell by ...
20 May 2019
Superdrug and Co-op set to enter a food-to-go partnership and Co-op set to open new distribution centre. Co-op tie-up sees Superdrug enter the meal deal market Health and beauty specialist Superdrug has entered a new food-to-go partnership with Co-op. The two are trialling a new offer enabling Superdrug shoppers to pick up their lunchtime meal deal for under £4. The offer will be avai...
17 May 2019
A.S. Watson has appointed Ed van de Weerd as the new CEO of A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux. Gerard van Breen steps down Ed Van de Weerd will take over from Gerard van Breen, who is leaving the organisation after fourteen years. Last year, Van de Weerd joined A.S. Watson as Managing Director of Kruidvat Netherlands. In his new position as CEO of Kruidvat and Trekpleister, he will report...