A.S. Watson news

02 August 2018
The world's largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson, has posted its results for the first half ending 30 June. Strong H1 results A.S. Watson's retail division, which is split into five subdivisions, Healthy & Beauty Western Europe, China, Asia, Eastern Europe and Other Retail, ended the first half of 2018 with over 14,432 stores across 24 markets - a 7% increase compar...
04 July 2018
Superdrug reports 2.3% growth in revenue in the year to 30 December 2017,  pre-tax profits also increased by 16% to £92.9m. Driven by strong LFL growth and new store openings Health and beauty specialist, Superdrug has revealed 2.3% growth in total revenue to £1.2bn in 2017 and pre-tax profits increased by 16% to £92.9mn. The positive result was driven by 2.5% growth in LFL store sales a...
26 June 2018
We take a look at how retailers are becoming increasingly imaginative in executing seasonal within the health and beauty category. M&S’ Beauty Box: providing value on summer essentials The new beauty box is available to purchase for £15 when spending £40 or more on Clothing, Beauty and Homeware. The content of the box is worth a total of £135 and includes a range of both full size and sa...
06 June 2018
A.S. Watson has announced plans to open 1300 new stores this year, equalling a new store every seven hours. Plans to roll out a new store every seven hours A.S. Watson has announced plans to add 1300 new stores to its global portfolio, totalling to a new store every seven hours. A.S Watson currently operates 14,300 stores, across 24 different markets, under 12 different fascias. The r...
06 June 2018
Superdrug is set to launch its own mobile network which will offer discounted connectivity to its loyalty card members. Partnered with Three Customers that join the network will be entitled to double BeautyCard points when they make purchases in store. Superdrug has partnered with mobile network Three, also owned by CK Hutchinson, to power the mobile platform. The move will bring two ...
05 June 2018
Watsons has opened a new concept store at the heart of the business district in Central, Hong Kong. Eat, drink, game, beautify Located at Cheung Kong Center, the recently opened CKC18 store integrates A.S. Watson's various formats into one space. The new store also runs lifestyle events to engage shoppers. CKC18 is divided into four sections, eat, drink, game and beautify: the international...
04 June 2018
Watsons is expanding its presence in Indonesia; growing its store network, renovating existing stores and strengthening its online proposition.  Expanding outside of Java Island in Indonesia Watsons, operated by PT Duta Intidaya Tbk in Indonesia, is set to expand its presence further. Previously, the company focused expansion in Java, especially in Jabodetabek. Watsons is now targeting expa...
23 May 2018
Dutch drugstore chain Kruidvat, owned by A.S. Watson, plans to open a pop-up store in Palamós this summer. Pop-up store to open for several weeks Kruidvat is reviewing the range it will carry at a pop-up store, which it plans to open for several weeks in August. Typically, pop-up stores are used to test demand and attract new suppliers. While the retailer has previously allude...
15 May 2018
Watsons Thailand has outlined its growth strategy for 2018. It will continue to invest in opening new stores and upgrading its digital proposition in existing stores. Online supporting offline expansion Watsons will continue to expand its physical store network in Thailand. It opened 50 stores in 2017 and will open another 50 in 2018 with the aim to end this year with around 515 stores.  ...
10 May 2018
After nearly seven decades, Li Ka-shing has formally stepped down as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. and CK Asset Holdings Ltd. A remarkable career... The 89-year-old, who announced his retirement plans in March, will handover responsibilities to his eldest son, Victor Li. After a shareholders meeting, Li Ka-shing said, 'I think I’ve done the best of what I can [...] I feel very grat...