A.S. Watson news

16 May 2019
A.S. Watson has expanded its Watsons One Pass loyalty program to cover over 660 stores in China’s Greater Bay Area. Convenience for cross-border travellers Shoppers in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau are now able to enjoy member benefits when they shop at Watsons by using just one loyalty card, Watsons One Pass. The retailer operates in all 11 cities in the Greater Bay Area, and the new init...
07 May 2019
SM Retail and A.S. Watson’s joint venture, Watsons, will open 100 new stores in the Philippines this year. Opening community-based stores Of the 100 planned new stores, 80% will be community-based stores. The aim is to provide greater accessibility to shoppers as it recognises that not all shoppers go to malls. These stores will be approx. 200 sq m, with three quarters of the space used as ...
02 May 2019
Drugstore operator Rossmann is investing in expanding its estate and modernising existing branches as it seeks to reach its €10bn turnover target. Expansion and modernisation plans Rossmann has announced investment of €215m in its store estate, both new openings and modernising existing stores. The retailer currently operates 3,900 stores across seven markets in Europe. A total of 175...
25 April 2019
Superdrug looks to add new beauty products to its range, launches beauty banks and rolls out in-store breast cancer consultations. Seeking new beauty brands Superdrug has announced its plans to host it Open House event again this year, which invites new beauty brands to meet the retailer's senior buying team. The event will take place in May at its head office in Croydon. The purpose ...
17 April 2019
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido and A.S. Watson have partnered to launch an exclusive derma skincare range under the “D Program” brand. A.S. Watson working closely with brands A.S. Watson partners brands to drive innovation. Last month, we outlined how it is partnering L'Oréal's AI and AR firm ModiFace have launched a virtual makeup service . The retailer's latest initiative is to ...
07 April 2019
A new Drogas store has opened on the ground floor of the Akropole Shopping Centre, Riga, Latvia. Opening week activity Drogas is hosting various free activities this week, celebrating the launch of the new store. Beauty consultations, free makeup applications, skin analysis are all available, and prior appointments are not required. More about Drogas Drogas is the largest drugstore in...
01 April 2019
A.S Watson will invest HKD1bn (US$128m) on digital innovation over the next ten years as it continues to step up transformation across the business to enhance the shopping experience. Staying ahead of competition A.S. Watson continues to invest in technology and ecommerce. By next year, the retailer will have spent approx. HKD1bn on digital and technology since 2012. Over the next ten years...
28 March 2019
Rossmann, the German drugstore part owned by A.S. Watson, will begin selling products in South Korea in May, with products shipped directly from Germany. Direct-to-market model Rossmann plans to make “full-scale inroads into the domestic health and beauty market” of South Korea. A direct-to-market business model will be adopted, rather than stocking goods in stores. It is not clear when Ros...
26 March 2019
A.S. Watson Group has opened its 15,000th store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 500th Watsons store in Malaysia The world's largest health and beauty retailer continues to rapidly expand its store network, opening a new store on average once every seven hours across Asia and Europe. Earlier today, the Group opened its 15,000th store globally. This also marked the 500th Watson store in Mala...
21 March 2019
The world's largest international health & beauty retailer has posted a strong set of annual results. Results summary - growth across all H&B divisions At the end of 2018, A.S. Watson’s retail division had 14,796 stores across 24 markets, a 6% increase compared to the previous year. Total sales for the Health and Beauty segment increased 10% to HKD138.9bn, with comparable stores growing 2.1...