A.S. Watson news

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...
12 March 2019
A.S. Watson and L'Oréal's AI and AR firm ModiFace have launched a virtual makeup service. Technology driving online and offline integration L'Oréal continues to work with A.S. Watson to develop better beauty experiences for shoppers. Last year, the two businesses launched ColorLab by Watsons . Now, they have launched a new technology that allows shoppers to discover and test makeup in...
17 January 2019
A.S. Watson has provided details of how it has successfully used predictive modelling to help brands successful launch products in its stores. It has shared two examples, Maybelline and Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Working closely with brands A.S. Watson (ASW) has strengthened its long-term partnership with Maybelline in Watsons Thailand, while it has launched Jeffree Star Cosmetics exclusively ...
16 January 2019
German drugstore operator Rossmann has reported sales growth of 5.1% in 2018, achieving €9.46bn in total sales. Strong international performance Drugstore operator, Rossmann, has announced 5.1% growth in total sales for 2018, €9.46bn. The strong result was boosted by impressive sales in its international markets; Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Albania and Kosovo , where ...
11 January 2019
Health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson, will open its first store in Vietnam on 17 January 2019. Store to be opened in Ho Chi Minh The store will be located in Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. It is the tallest building in the city. The area is well visited by tourists due to its magnificent views on the Sky Deck. It is also known for its luxurious offices. More ...
06 December 2018
Superdrug extends partnership with cosmetics brand Revolution beauty and rolls out free sore throat service in over 200 branches. Recruiting new shoppers by boosted beauty According to Retail Times, A.S Watson has announced it is partnering with cosmetics brand Revolution Beauty and plans to roll out the brand into more of its store estate. The brand originally launched exclusively in Su...
01 November 2018
A.S. Watson continues to digitally transform its business around the world. Its latest initiatives are to launch a Watsons Mini Store in China and Watsons Pay in Taiwan. Watsons Mini Store to support O2O In China, Watsons has also launched Watsons Mini Store, a WeChat Mini Program that enables shoppers to share in-store experiences via social media and create a more seamless online and offl...
25 October 2018
Tencent has partnered ParknShop and Yonghui to launch a new grocery chain ParknShop Yonghui. Valued at US$170m, the joint venture aims to help both Yonghui and ParknShop expand their businesses in China further. A new grocery chain, ParknShop Yonghui  Yonghui will be the largest stakeholder in the new joint venture, investing US$89.5m for a 50% stake. ParknShop will hold a 40% stake with co...