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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.

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A.S. WATSON CELEBRATES LAUNCH OF NEW CONCEPT MAKEUP STORE

Colorlab by Watsons opens in China with plans to roll out 50 stores this year

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Visiting the elderly and planting trees in Qijing village

A.S. Watson Industries partnered with Fireflies Social Work Service Center to arrange a visit to elderly people in Qijing Village in Zengcheng District, Guangzhou. We shared our love with the senior citizens by serving them delicious soup and hand-made dumplings. In the afternoon, we helped to plant 100 trees in their orchards. The harvest from the trees will generate income for the elderly villagers every year.

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Celebrating Trip for Excellence

Excellent employees of Watsons China and their families went on a trip to the East Lake to enjoy the spring scenery of Meiyuan in Shenzhen. They also visited a Watsons star store, where the store manager offered some valuable suggestions about their work. This gave them a better understanding how each person’s work contributes to the success of the company.

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Let’s Dance, Watsons!

To promote a healthy lifestyle, Watsons China invited professional dancers to teach a dynamic “u-jam” fitness dance class for staff after work every Wednesday. The aim was to help employees relax, exercise and release the stress of the day. Participants unanimously praised the classes, which greatly increased their enthusiasm for sport and enhanced their satisfaction with Watsons. As a result, the employees have been better able to devote themselves to their work, which has been beneficial for the company.

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A Warm Winter Visit

On a wintery afternoon, staff from PARKnSHOP China brought gifts and visited a colleague, Mr. Ma. Despite having to overcome a life of disability and hardship, Mr. Ma had always been grateful for his job as a grass-roots worker in the distribution centre and performed his duties well. The visit from his colleagues was a simple but wonderful act of kindness, warmth and friendship that made Mr. Ma feel appreciated and loved.

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Go Away, Rubbish!

To promote environmental conservation and protection of our natural resources, A.S. Watson Industries staff and their family members participated in a one-day clean-up called “Go Away, Rubbish!” in Beijing. Volunteers helped to pick up litter and rubbish that had accumulated around a moat. The event provided a good opportunity to educate the next generation about preserving the environment.