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A.S. Watson Continues Technology Partnership Programme to Accelerate Digital Transformation

A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, hosted the first-ever ASW Technology Partner Day event in Hong Kong and announced to continue with its Technology Partnership programme in order to build a network of technology expert partners which helps accelerate digital transformation.

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A.S. Watson Upgrades Digital Experience

As the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson Group has strived to be ahead of the market when it comes to service and experience, both in store and online. Alongside the launch of “Watsons Pay” in Taiwan and “Watsons Mini Store” in China, the Group has also announced a partnership with Meitu, the image editing software company. These launches are a testament to the business’ commitment to innovating in the eCommerce and social eCommerce area as well as enhancing the online and offline customer experience and connectivity.

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Two Leading Retail Pioneers, A.S. Watson Group & Yonghui, and the World-Leading Internet Service Company, Tencent, Announce a Joint Venture to Create the Largest Grocery Retailer in Guangdong


A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the retail arm of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited(0001.HK), Yonghui Superstores Co Ltd. (601933.SS) and Tencent Holdings Ltd. (0700.HK) today jointly announced the agreement to form a joint venture to redefine grocery retail in Guangdong, China.

Based on Meitu’s advanced facial recognition and AI analysis technology, “Magic Mirror” enables users to apply real time makeup virtually in Watsons Hong Kong stores from late-October 2018 onwards

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A New Business Model that Seamlessly Integrates Social media and Retail is Built to Enhance Online and Offline Interaction with Customers

Project LOL Elderly Visit 2018


A.S. Watson Group organised the Project LOL Elderly Visit, a highlighting activity of Global Volunteer Day 2018, with the support of 950 volunteers from the Group’s business units and 45 business partners to visit more than 1,800 singleton elderly in Hong Kong on 14 October 2018.

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A.S. Watson Group Announces Partnership with Operation Smile Global “Give a Smile” Medical Charity Campaign

A.S. Watson Group today announces a global, long-term partnership with Operation Smile, a charitable organisation providing corrective surgery to children born with facial disfigurements. The “Give a Smile” campaign will target to fund surgery for around 1,000 children with cleft palate or cleft lip by the end of 2019, giving them new smiles and fresh hope for a brighter future. This global CSR campaign builds on A.S. Watson Group’s long history of giving; the business began as a single, small dispensary providing free medicine to the needy, 177 years ago.

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A.S Watson Appreciates Loyal Customers Through Global Roll-out Of VIP Programme

In a world where customer preferences are ever-changing and they always want to try out something new, loyalty is everything to retailers. That is why A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, is further investing in its loyal customers to give them unparalleled levels of rewards. Today, the Group announces it is rolling out new VIP loyalty programmes worldwide to enhance customer connectivity and plans to extend to all of its 24 markets by early 2019.

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Give a Smile – gives hope to cleft children around the world

To support Operation Smile which provides free and corrective surgery to children with cleft conditions, A.S. Watson Group and its business units launch Give a Smile Global CSR Campaign and organise different activities to educate employees and customers about cleft conditions as well as raise funds for the cleft children, giving them new smiles and fresh hope.

Since May 2018, numerous fundraising activities have been held across Europe and Asia. Kruidvat Netherlands and Moneyback Hong Kong launched the customer point donation platforms; Watsons China and FORTRESS organised social media games for customers; Watsons Philippines and PARKnSHOP China donated a percentage of sales to Operation Smile; Watsons Taiwan and ICI PARIS XL Benelux produced themed charity sales items such as tote bag and reusable mask; PARKnSHOP Hong Kong partnered with suppliers to produce a children activity book for redemption.

MORE activities are coming up. Follow our facebook and #igiveasmile today on social media to contribute to this life-changing campaign!
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