Drugstores 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...
09 May 2019
Vietnam's largest drugstore chain Pharmacity receives funding from Mekong Capital. Aggressive expansion plans Estabilshed in 2011, Pharmacity has rapidly grown its network to 186 stores in Vietnam and aims to have 1,000 stores within the next two years. “ Our partnership with Mekong Capital will empower us to continue improving healthcare for the Vietnamese people and help accelerate our gr...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Malays...
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 HKD138,987m, with comparable stores growing 2....
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 ...
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 ...