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


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

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.

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.

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


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

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.

A.S. Watson Group Opens Its Worldwide 15,000th Store In Kuala Lumpur


The world’s largest and fastest growing international health & beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group celebrates an important milestone today as it opens its 15,000th store.

Press Release and Appendix: A.S. Watson 10 Years Challenge (in pdf)

A.S. Watson and L’Oréal’s ModiFace drive retail innovation with the launch of virtual makeup try-on service #ColourMe


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L’Oréal’s AI and AR company ModiFace and A.S. Watson Group (“ASW”) announce the launch of the virtual makeup try-on #ColourMe, making ModiFace’s industry-leading AR technology available to consumers across Asia on mobile.