A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, announces the launch of its first ever Technology Partnership Programme to build a network of technology expert partners to support the acceleration of its digital transformation.
A.S. Watson Group organised the Elderly Visit, a highlighting volunteer activity under Project LOL philanthropy programme, with the support of 950 volunteers from the Group’s business units and 29 business partners to visit more than 1,800 singleton elderly in Hong Kong on 3 December 2017.
Watsons Win Six “Top 10 Retailer” Titles in Asia Markets
A.S. Watson Group (ASW) has won the “Top Ten Retailer in Hong Kong – Gold Award” in the Retail Asia-Pacific Top 500 Awards 2017 organised by Asia Retail Publishing. The Group’s flagship brand Watsons was ranked high amongst other retail companies in five markets, including Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines, while Watsons China also won the Asia Top Ten retailers in Health & Beauty category.
Jointly organised with the Evangelical Lutheran Church Hong Kong, summer placement of FORTRESS Mentorship Programme was successfully held. Sixteen students from Assembly of God Hebron Secondary School went to six FORTRESS stores for a week of work placement, gaining experience in real-life workplace. Such experience has helped boost their self-confidence and familiarise them with the operation of retail sector.
Tang, the student intern, said she gained a new understanding of the retail industry, and learnt to be more proactive and positive when facing challenges, “I have to thank FORTRESS’ staff for their patience in answering my questions and from them I have learnt the importance of teamwork.” Chan thought that the placement was very meaningful, “I have understood more about the duties of a customer service consultant, including greeting guests and understanding their needs. This is a big breakthrough for me as I seldom talk to strangers before, but now I can!” And Law was very happy about gaining actual work experience, developing patience, and learning to respect customers.
The mentorship programme is one of FORTRESS’ signature CSR programmes that aims to enhance students’ understanding on retail industry and provide career coaching. In each school year, the programme moves to different districts to benefit more students.
CK Hutchison’s unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2017 (in PDF)