A.S.Watson Group scents a fragrant future in UK market


A.S.Watson Group scents a fragrant future in UK market

A.S. Watson Group today confirmed the completion of cancellation of the listing of Merchant Retail Group shares on the official list and of trading on the London Stock Exchange following the completion of the Merchant Retail Group acquisition including The Perfume Shop. Hong Kong based A.S. Watson, the world's largest health and beauty retailer, purchased the UK company which owns the 114 strong Perfume Shop chain last month.

FORTRESS Inspires Summer Fun with First-ever Inspiring Smart Dining Promotion


FORTRESS Inspires Summer Fun with First-ever Inspiring Smart Dining Promotion

After the smash success of its Digital Mix & Match Campaign earlier this summer, Fortress is Inspiring Smart Living in Hong Kong's dining and entertainment scene with a stylish, first in the market initiative, the Fortress Inspiring Smart Dining Promotion. The six-week promotion inspires customers to enjoy the summer with wonderful dining and bar-hopping offers at over 45 of Hong Kong's hottest locations.

Watsons launch


Watsons launch "Fit & Slim Contest 2005"

Watsons, your health and beauty store is again amazing the health and beauty industry with the sensational Fit & Slim Contest 2005. A slimming contest in search of the most healthy man or woman of 2005, the contest is being supervised by Watsons' pharmacists to ensure contestant safety and men and women who would like to become fit and slim are all welcome to enter the contest. For this event Watsons is collaborating with Extrim, Singapore's best-selling dietary supplement.

NEW Watsons Launches A Fresh and Unique Shopping Experience


NEW Watsons Launches A Fresh and Unique Shopping Experience

Watsons, the largest personal store in Hong Kong, celebrated another milestone today with the launch of NEW Watsons at the Capitol Centre flagship store in Causeway Bay. More than HK$20 millions is invested in the brand-wide transformation to NEW Watsons which will be rolled out progressively across all of the 170+ Watsons stores over the next 12 months.

A.S. Watson Acquires Dutch Portegies Drugstore


A.S. Watson Acquires Dutch Portegies Drugstore

A.S. Watson Health and Beauty Continental Europe announced yesterday the acquisition of Portegies Drugstore in the Netherlands. Portegies was founded in 1865 and has grown into a drugstore chain of 38 outlets located mainly in Randstad and Central Netherlands with approximately 280 employees.

Kruidvat Finance for financial products


Kruidvat Finance for financial products

As of Tuesday 28 June Kruidvat offers a new financial product: het Kruidvat Krediet. The assortment of the always surprising drugstore chain offers consumers a personal loan against a very sharp interest rate.