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A.S. Watson announced this week it plans to open its first flagship in the Middle East in Dubai Mall on 1st October under its Watsons brand, and plans to roll out 100 stores in the region by 2025.

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The world's largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson, has posted its results for the first half ending 30 June 2020. COVID-19 severely impacts H1 revenue A.S. Watson's retail division is split into five subdivisions, Healthy & Beauty Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, Asia and Other Retail Total retail revenue fell -11% to HKD73.6bn (US$9.5bn) In local curr...
A.S. Watson group pledges to reduce plastic waste and use sustainable palm oil. On track with its 2030 sustainability goal The company is the first to sign-up to the New Plastic Economy (NPE) Global Commitment to reduce plastic waste and has also taken a group membership with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to help address environmental impacts caused by palm oil. The group...
A.S. Watson is introducing Watsons GO contactless payment system in Watsons stores in Hong Kong and Singapore. Digital initiatives accelerated by COVID-19 Watsons GO was recently launched in Hong Kong, allowing customers to scan the bar code of a product with the Watsons mobile app and pay for it directly through Alipay HK. Watsons GO payment system was originally scheduled for release at t...

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04/09/2020
Strategies used by retailers and brands to drive H&B sales in Asia despite the COVID-19 pandemic are discussed in this report, supported by case studies covering key aspects such as products, marketing, technology, offline stores and online channel.
01/09/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for A.S. Watson.
06/08/2020
This report explores what the post-COVID-19 world will look like for, health & beauty retailers and suppliers, and the opportunities and challenges to expect. 15 global case studies highlighting five key areas of change in the ‘new normal.
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