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.
To encourage customers to make water conservation part of their everyday life, Watsons and Colgate jointly launched a water saving campaign across a number of markets including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Harnessing the opportunity of World Water Day, engaging contents such as games and videos were launched on the brands’ social media platforms, coupled with in-store communications. Customers were educated on behaviours and habits they could implement to consume less water, particularly while brushing teeth. Watsons Singapore also partnered with the Public Utilities Board Singapore (PUB) to advocate saving water amongst Singaporeans.
Watsons Philippines sponsored two Operation Smile cleft-lip and cleft-palate surgery missions that were held simultaneously in Davao City and Dasmarinas, Cavite.
Two teams of over 175 volunteers comprising Watsons employees and cleft-care professionals from nine countries – Australia, Canada, Egypt, Honduras, Jordan, Mexico, Sweden, the U.S. and the Philippines – were mobilised for the two missions, serving people from poor families who could not afford the cost of commercial surgery.
To mark the 175th anniversary of the A.S. Watson Group (ASW), Watsons Philippines carried out its “AnniverSAYA, 175 Healthy, Happy Families” medical mission at SM City Sta. Mesa on 6 May 2016. The mission was part of the ASW’s “Project LOL” CSR programme, which aims to spread “Lots of Love, Lots of Laughs” to people. On the day, 175 families were given free medical and dental consultations and services, including tooth extractions; obstetric consultations; check-ups of their blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels; bone density tests, and screenings for anaemia and urinary tract infections.
(Hong Kong, 11 Mar 2016) As a strategic move to accelerate the enhancement of mobile engagement with customers, A.S. Watson Group (ASW) eLab has announced today the appointment of Mtel as its Asia mobile solution partner for the next three years. In 2016 alone, MTel will deliver 9 mobile apps for ASW eLab in Asia. Operating in 25 markets worldwide, A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health & beauty retailer in Asia & Europe. This appointment would make Mtel, a leading digital solution agency based in Hong Kong, a strategic partner of ASW’s customer-centric retailing approach.
True to its brand promise of making people “Look Good, Feel Great”, Watsons Philippines continues to support Operation Smile Philippines (OSP) in its mission of transforming the lives of facially disfigured children through corrective surgery. Together with customers’ donation, Watsons sponsored 633 cleft-lip and cleft-palate repair surgeries in Philippines. In addition, 275 Watsons employees volunteered to support this worthy mission, serving as final screening assistants, traffic enforcers, pre- and post-operative assistants, child specialists, and records assistants.
Watsons Philippines brings more smiles to the lives of 51 beneficiaries through the “Operation Smile Surgical Mission”. Volunteers enjoy a morning with kids who benefited from the campaign.
Watsons Philippines launches Compliance Pack, a lower cost but longer course medication for chronic patients to improve medication compliance.