A.S. Watson Eyes O+O as the New Standard for Retail

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“Forget physical versus online. It’s not either or; O+O is the new standard for retail.” Speaking at the industry event Beauty Tech Live, Malina Ngai, Group COO of A.S. Watson Group & CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia & Europe), explained how O+O (Offline plus Online) becomes the new standard for retail and shapes the future.

It’s Team Spirit!

It’s Team Spirit

The A.S. Watson Group Hong Kong Student Sports Awards have been running for 16 years, providing inspiration and recognition for some of the amazing sporting talents in Hong Kong’s primary, secondary and special schools. Since 2005, more than 13,000 students have won the awards, and we are proud to have been able to continue with the programme this year, despite the limitations on gatherings as a result of the pandemic. This year’s Leadership Workshop was held online rather than in person, but interest was just as strong as usual, and attendance was as high as ever. In two hours, participants completed a range of activities to sharpen their communication skills, improve cooperation and hone their problem-solving abilities. Their team spirit and commitment showed that despite the challenges they face, their motto remains “Yes I Can!”

A.S. Watson Group Social Purpose

For 180 Years, A.S. Watson upholds a clear purpose – To put a smile on our customers’ faces.
Whether it was giving free medicines to the underprivileged in the past, or protecting people’s health during COVID today, it is our proud heritage and continuous commitment to bring a smile to everyone. Together, we shape a better planet and a better tomorrow with smile.

Learn more about the Social Purpose of Our Brands

And Then a Hero Comes Along…

And Then a Hero Comes Along

Tough times call for tough heroes. It was that kind of a year, and A.S. Watson Group Europe Office wishes to thank everyone of them for hanging in there for the company and helping to drive things forward even during COVID-19. #ASWHeroes campaign emerged as a podium of honour for the true heroes amongst the ASW Europe family. Over 40 nominated true heroes will be lauded with celebrations that run throughout the year.

Heroic Efforts

Heroic Efforts

To celebrate the wonderful milestone of A.S. Watson Group’s 180th Anniversary, the Group has launched a campaign to share love with all our colleagues and acknowledge the heroes who work among us. The Love Hero Campaign invited everyone in the Hong Kong head office to nominate their heroic colleagues on staff social app WatsUp. The response was overwhelming with an amazing 11,000+ nominations were received in just two weeks. From thousands of nominations, 18 Love Heroes were selected. Each Love Hero was rewarded with HK$1,800 in shopping coupons. Let’s pay tribute to our unsung heroes, and continue to bring more smiles and love to ASW together!

Kitchen Uh-oh

A.S. Watson Group and Hong Kong Christian Service co-organised “Joyful Brain Health”, a train-the-trainer programme which equipped corporate and elderly volunteers with cognitive training knowledge in order to help train their peers with mild cognitive impairment through games and cooking. The programme not only raised awareness on dementia, but also promoted neighbour support and fostered inter-generational harmony.

As part of the programme, Kitchen Uh-oh activity turned elders into waiters/waitresses, allowing them interact and share with volunteers from ASW Group in a fun way, which helps the elders cultivate a sense of self-worthiness by active engagement in the whole programme.

A.S. Watson Group Seizes Retail Opportunities in the GBA through Technology Acceleration

Watsons introduces the StyleMe tablet powered by augmented reality (AR)

Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group, with more than 3,900 outlets in mainland China. Over 700 of these are in the Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). In an interview for HKTDC, Malina Ngai, Group Chief Executive Officer of A.S. Watson Group and CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia & Europe) shares the company’s experience of operating in the GBA.