A.S. Watson news

21 June 2022
Watson’s first standalone store with drive-through service opens in Johor Bahru. New lifestyle concept The 4,865 sq ft store caters to shoppers in Johor Bahru and its neighbouring country in Singapore, about 15km from the border. Shoppers can make purchases through Watsons Mobile App and use the Click & Collect service to pick up their orders within four hours from the drive-through counter...
24 May 2022
Superdrug is to partner with poverty campaigner and activist Jack Monroe to help its shoppers cope with the UK’s cost-of-living crisis. Responding to the current cost of living crisis Recent research found 80% of Superdrug shoppers have had to switch to cheaper brands. In response to the crisis, the retailer has launched the ‘Smart Shop’ campaign, aimed at helping shoppers cut costs when...
16 May 2022
The sustainability initiative is piloted by A.S Watson at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre Superdrug store in Peterborough, UK. This follows some of the efforts introduced in its Asian stores like the refillable stations and plastic recycling programs. New Greener Stores Global Framework The global framework for sustainable practises introduced by A.S Watson takes a holistic approach ...
30 March 2022
Superdrug will launch an online marketplace this September. The platform will feature hundreds of health and beauty products across different brands, spanning from premium to start-ups. Making health and beauty more accessible With the launch of the online marketplace, Superdrug will become the first high street health and beauty retailer in the UK to offer third-party brands the opportu...
17 March 2022
A.S. Watson plans to shut down its Watsons stores in Russia amid the war between Russia and Ukraine. “Unsatisfactory business performance” drives the decision to exit The health and beauty retailer looks to close all its 47 stores in Russia by 30 th June 2022 and its online shop by 21 st March 2022. The decision to exit the market was reportedly made before the Ukrainian crisis and ins...
17 March 2022
German drugstore chain, Rossmann reported a successful financial year in 2021 as its group sales increase 8.1% to €11.1 bn. Germany continues to lead growth Germany remained the leading growth driver for the group as sales increased by 8.2% to €7.9 bn (2020: €7.3 bn). Its international operations also experienced growth with sales up by 7.8% to €3.2 bn (2020: €3.1 bn). It ended the fi...
08 March 2022
While not an official bank holiday, International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries. We feature four ways retailers and suppliers are recognising women and girls in Asia. 1. Hershey Philippines celebrates women through limited edition packaging, strategic partnerships and storytelling to empower women and girls. It collaborated with four women to give honour to their contribution to ...
01 February 2022
Watsons, part of A.S. Watson group, is further expanding its presence in the Middle East and has launched its first store in Qatar at Doha Festival City. The store looks to attract beauty enthusiasts of all ages with its wide range of beauty products and its exciting store layout featuring dedicated zones. Following the launch in UAE The launch into Qatar is part of Watsons’ franchise agr...
12 January 2022
A.S. Watson is partnering Amazon to launch a wider range of health and beauty products through a dedicated storefront. Amazon Singapore’s first partnership a health and beauty retailer Prime members will be able to buy from brands such as Aveeno, Biore, Cetaphil, Bifesta, Wavertree & London, L’Oréal Paris, Oral-B, Anessa, Tsubaki, ZA, and other items from facial care to health supplements. ...
08 November 2021
In recent years, Asian retailers have been stepping up their sustainability efforts. Many retailers have initiated programmes to protect the environment and support local charities. We highlight five retailers in Asia which driving sustainability in Asia in this report , covering the strategy and case studies for: A.S.Watsons AEON Central Retail CP Group FairPrice Group ...