FORTRESS and homeware brand Camel joined hands to launch a series of special edition thermal flasks dubbed “The Colours of Life”, with five colourful designs that capture positive messaging around Life, Happiness, Love, Success and Hope. For every five thermal flasks sold, FORTRESS donated one vacuum flask and HK$30 to the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff to cheer our medical workers on.
To combat the pandemic, FORTRESS gave away portable UV sterilisers to all staff as a wellbeing gift, providing them with extra protection as well as recognising their contribution to Hong Kong for remaining at their positions during these difficult times.
FORTRESS joined hands with Evangelical Lutheran Church Hong Kong and ran the Student Mentorship Programme for six consecutive years. Nearly 20 students from Po Chiu Catholic Secondary School participated this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was the first time for FORTRESS to conduct the programme online. The team introduced the brand story of FORTRESS and shared job interview skills. The students also had the opportunity to experience smart products from TechLife by FORTRESS and created a promotional video to learn and foster their interest in the electronic retail industry.
Sitting at a desk in an office all day will put strain your body. It’s important to take time to relax and stretch your muscles! FORTRESS invited colleagues to take on a stretching challenge. It may not be easy to some of its colleagues but FORTRESS encouraged them to try and start living a healthy lifestyle.
With the goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle as well as encouraging human interaction, FORTRESS organised a photo contest. A total of 28 enthusiastic teams participated in photographing contest with entries showing sports activities on social media.
FORTRESS collaborated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church Hong Kong for the fifth year to bring about its Student Mentorship Programme. This year, 17 students from Yuen Long Catholic Secondary School participated in the 5-day summer placement in FORTRESS stores to experience the operation and learn practical knowledge of the retail industry. They were also taught about sales techniques, customer service and interview skills. In just a few days, students have more ideas for the coming challenges in their career.
A.S. Watson Group wins the Sustainable Business Award and also the most prestigious honour Sustainable Leadership Award organised by World Green Organisation, recognising our commitment and concerted efforts in forging a sustainable business in workplace quality, environmental protection, operation practice and community engagement.
FORTRESS collaborated with the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society once again this summer, visiting elderly living alone in Kwai Fong and Tai Wo Hau. Bringing FORTRESS home appliances including fans and rice cookers, 35 volunteers and their children found giving time to senior citizens a meaningful way to end the summer holidays.
Bringing together the top retail formats operated by A.S. Watson Group, CKC18 is the latest shopping concept store creating a premier shopping and lifestyle hub in Central, Hong Kong.
A.S. Watson Group announced the launch of A.S. Watson Group Retail Academy, which will run an institution to manage all talent development programme. It is the first local retail academy in the industry, driving the development of the new retail era.