Greg Hingston, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Hong Kong, HSBC (left), and Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of A. S. Watson Group (right), introduce the conversion arrangement between RewardCash and MoneyBack points

HSBC Partners With A.S. Watson To Enable Instant Points Conversion Between Rewards Programmes

Two-way Exchange Available on Mobile Apps Free-of-charge, Extending Redemption Capabilities and Benefits of Both RewardCash and MoneyBack Points


HSBC and A.S. Watson Group (ASW) today announced a first-ever partnership that enables instant bilateral conversions between HSBC Credit Card RewardCash (RC) and ASW’s MoneyBack Points (MB Points). The interoperable rewards conversion programme will allow customers to exchange RC for MB Points, or vice versa, broadening the usability of rewards on both platforms.

Masahiko Uotani, Representative Director, President and CEO of Shiseido Company, Limited (left) and Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of A.S. Watson Group

Shiseido Strengthens Strategic Partnership with A.S. Watson Group
Co-creating a Sustainable Future Through Beauty Innovations

Global cosmetics company Shiseido Company, Limited (Shiseido), and A.S. Watson Group (A.S. Watson), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, entered a strategic alliance to form a 3-year plan to strengthen their strategic partnership and co-create beauty innovations to better meet the customers’ surging demand for Japanese-beauty products.

Management Announcement for A.S. Watson Benelux

A.S. Watson Group (ASW) today announces management change in its health and beauty retail business in the Benelux, with the appointment of Ed van de Weerd as CEO of A.S. Watson Benelux with effect from 1st July 2019, succeeding Gerard van Breen who has taken the decision to retire after 14 years of service.

A.S. Watson Implements Proactive Plastic-Reduction Measures with its Retail Brands
Go Green and Make a Better Living Environment Together

According to the Waste Statistics for 2017 in “Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong” published by the Environmental Protection Department*, the average daily quantity of municipal solid waste disposed by Hong Kong people was 10,733 tpd, in which 20% of them (nearly 2,124 tpd) were plastics. A.S. Watson Group (ASW) puts environmental protection in high priority on its social responsibility agenda. It has been driving energy-efficiency, reduction of waste and greenhouse gas emissions to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Since 2014, ASW has taken the proactive step to ban the use of microplastic in its rinse-off own brand cosmetics/personal care scrub products development. The company is also committed to further extend the ban and targets to end the sales of all rinse-off cosmetics products / personal care products containing microplastics by the end of 2019. Its retail brands also proactively implement plastic-reduction measures, striving to strike a balance between product excellence and environmental protection, creating a greener environment.

Watsons Loyalty Programme Goes International
Greater Bay Area Becomes Asia’s First Region to Enjoy “Watsons One Pass©”

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According to a large-scale consumer survey* conducted with 14,000 consumers in 7 Asian regions, the frequency of Asian traveling to other Asian countries every year is 1.7 times on average. Among all, Hong Kong people travel 2.2 times yearly, ranking second across Asia and are preceded only by Singaporean, who travel 2.7 times per year. Hong Kong is not only one of the hottest traveling destinations in Asia but also the most popular tourist hotspot among thousands of customers in the Greater Bay Area, 70% of which choose Hong Kong as their favourite traveling hotspot.

Malina Ngai, Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group (right) and Kazushige Akao, Shiseido Group Director, Corporate Officer, Chief Strategy and Insights Officer (left) are excited about the successful launch of co-created derma skincare products

Shiseido and A.S. Watson Group Co-Create Derma Skincare Range For D Program

Global cosmetics company Shiseido Group and A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, jointly announce the co-creation of the exclusive range, Urban Damage Care, under derma skincare brand d program (d プログラム). The range has been successfully launched in Thailand and Taiwan and is planning to expand to other Watsons Asian markets in the near future.