A.S. Watson news

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...
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 ...
16 August 2018
Watsons launches new makeup concept store in China through its partnership with L’Oréal. Watsons launches new makeup concept store in China A.S. Watson has partnered with L’Oréal to launch its new makeup concept store in China under the fascia "Colorlab by Watsons". The retailer opened its first Colorlab store in Shenzhen in January but plans to roll-out a further 50 across China by the ...
02 August 2018
The world's largest international healthy 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 compa...
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 retail ...
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...
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.  ...