Hong Kong news

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 ...
28 February 2019
Dairy Farm has reported its 2018 annual results. Performance of its Health and Beauty segment was strong, but its Food business saw further decline. Annual sales up 4.1% Dairy Farm posted sales growth of 4.1% to US$11.7bn for the fiscal ending. Consolidated sales including joint ventures and associates increased 0.6% to US$21.9bn. During 2018, the retailer sold its Giant hypermarket s...
14 February 2019
Japanese discount operator, Don Quijote (known as Donki) is launching its first stores in Thailand next week and in Hong Kong in July. A fun and vibrant banner... Don Quijote is well-known for its fun, ceiling-hanging merchandising, colourful and eclectic mix of products in-store, e.g. costumes, general merchandise, food and grocery, cosmetics and souvenirs. Donki's grand opening in Thai...
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 ...
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 ...
14 November 2018
Dairy Farm has reported mixed results for Q3, pulled down by challenges in the food division. Strong growth in health and beauty The retailer reported strong sales and profit gains in Hong Kong and Macau. The retailer also saw improvement in its Southeast Asian businesses, especially in Malaysia and Indonesia. Food business profits decline Both sales and profits were down in several m...
18 October 2018
CK Hutchison's retail division A.S. Watson and telecom subsidiary 3 have partnered China’s Meitu to launch a new platform that integrates social media and retail. Partnership to enhance shopper experience The new platform will combine beauty with social media, with the companies drawing on their expertise in retail, telecom and AI technology to provide shoppers a better online and offline s...
24 September 2018
AS Watson is rolling out a new global VIP loyalty program to further connect with its customers around the world. VIP loyalty program A.S. Watson plans to make its new VIP loyalty program available across the 24 markets it operates by early next year. The retailer has approx. 130 million members worldwide, but the new program will be invitation-only to reward top customers. Personalised ...
22 August 2018
AEON Stores Hong Kong, which operates stores in Hong Kong and on mainland China has posted a 6.7% increase in sales revenue to HKD4.9bn (US$628m) for the first half. Record sales, but profitability remains a challenge AEON Stores Hong Kong's sales revenue reached a record high for the first half ending 30 June, but high operating costs continued to impact profitability. The Group's profit b...
17 August 2018
Circle K in Hong Kong, operated by Convenience Retail Asia (CRA), has posted an impressive set of results for the first six month ending 30 June. This was mainly driven by continued focus on digital and creative marketing strategies. Comparable store sales increase of 4.4% CRA ended the first half with 332 Circle K stores in Hong Kong, one additional store compared to the same period last y...