Gen Z Drives Global Sales for A.S. Watson
The digital native eyes on beauty stores rather than online


Generation Z (Gen Z) were born between 1995 and 2009, they are a cohort that is more populous and influential on consumer spending than any generation before them and they are coming over age and driving retail trends.

Watsons and Prenetics Pioneer Revolutionary Personalised & Preventive Digital Healthcare with Partnership in Asia


A.S. Watson Group enters into an exclusive partnership agreement with Prenetics to launch Circle DNA at Watsons Hong Kong’s offline and online platforms for the first time。Malina Ngai, Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group (4th from left) ,Diane Cheung, Managing Director of Watsons Hong Kong (3rd from right) and Mr. Danny Yeung, CEO and Co-Founder of Prenetics (4th from right) have group photo with other guests

A.S. Watson Group announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Prenetics, a leading genetics and digital health company in Asia and Europe. Watsons Hong Kong is the first market in Asia to launch Circle DNA in its network of over 240 stores, and it will also be available online at www.watsons.com.hk.

Upcycling Plastic Bottles


Over 250 students from Kau Yan School set the world record title for the Largest Terrarium-Making Lesson on July 4. By leveraging up-cycling the disposed Watsons Water plastic bottle, each student created his/her own terrarium, giving new life to plastic bottles and helped reduce plastic waste with creativity.
Under the guidance of Mr. Eric Swinton, founder of V-cycle and Ms. Zoe Chan, founder of PuYu and registered horticultural therapist, students created their unique terrarium and learnt the basics of daily terrarium maintenance.

Give a Smile


In June 2019, volunteers from A.S. Watson Group and Watsons China participated in Give a Smile medical mission sponsored by A.S. Watson in Yunnan, China. It’s was such a life-changing mission that helped the cleft children regain smiles and confidence. In all, 72 patients received free surgery carried out by global experts.
Watch the highlight video: http://bit.ly/2FQI6eH

Donation goes ONLINE!


The annual PARKnSHOP Hong Kong partnership with Food Angel has moved up a gear, with customers now able to donate food items online as well as in stores, which Food Angel then uses to create nutritious cooked meals for people in need.

Shiseido Strengthens Strategic Partnership with A.S. Watson Group
Co-creating a Sustainable Future Through Beauty Innovations


Masahiko Uotani, Representative Director, President and CEO of Shiseido Company, Limited (left) and Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of A.S. Watson Group

Global cosmetics company Shiseido Company, Limited (Shiseido), and A.S. Watson Group (A.S. Watson), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, entered a strategic alliance to form a 3-year plan to strengthen their strategic partnership and co-create beauty innovations to better meet the customers’ surging demand for Japanese-beauty products.

A.S. Watson Implements Proactive Plastic-Reduction Measures with its Retail Brands
Go Green and Make a Better Living Environment Together


According to the Waste Statistics for 2017 in “Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong” published by the Environmental Protection Department*, the average daily quantity of municipal solid waste disposed by Hong Kong people was 10,733 tpd, in which 20% of them (nearly 2,124 tpd) were plastics. A.S. Watson Group (ASW) puts environmental protection in high priority on its social responsibility agenda. It has been driving energy-efficiency, reduction of waste and greenhouse gas emissions to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Since 2014, ASW has taken the proactive step to ban the use of microplastic in its rinse-off own brand cosmetics/personal care scrub products development. The company is also committed to further extend the ban and targets to end the sales of all rinse-off cosmetics products / personal care products containing microplastics by the end of 2019. Its retail brands also proactively implement plastic-reduction measures, striving to strike a balance between product excellence and environmental protection, creating a greener environment.

Reaching New Heights


Watsons Athletic Club (WAC) is celebrating its 30th years anniversary this year. A series of celebration events are launched under the slogan “Reaching New Heights”, including celebration dinner, annual challenge event and first road race in Hong Kong, to celebrate its remarkable achievements and pass on the spirit of determination and excellence to a new generation of young athletes.