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.
A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, celebrated its 180th Anniversary today by hosting a 5G-enabled virtual cocktail event, gathering CEOs of the world’s top consumer goods companies* and over 300 business partners and charity partners from all around the world.
Watsons Hong Kong has been collaborating with InspiringHK Sports Foundation for the second year to spread love, care and happiness to the community. Watsons has been fundraising in all stores by placing donation boxes, encouraging the public to contribute and support those in need; it also held a Christmas Charity Bear Sales, where $5 will be donated to InspiringHK Sports Foundation for every charity bear sold, in order to support their drive to nurture youth through sports and sending Christmas blessings to the underprivileged families.
To support Give a Smile campaign, Watsons Water donated HKD1 to Operation Smile for each plastic bottle recycled in the Green Point Smart Water Bottle Reverse Vending Machine. Also, “Drop of Fun” members were encouraged to donate their reward points to Operation Smile to support the good cause.
In response to company-wide environmental protection and paper waste reduction drive, MoneyBack members can review and download digital receipt in the MoneyBack App after shopping at PARKnSHOP and Watsons Hong Kong physical stores. This will improve member’s consumption habits and advocate the concept of waste reduction by going paperless.
To combat the spread of the coronavirus, tips on general healthcare and good hygiene habits were shared by FORTRESS in the internal portal WatsUp, reminding all colleagues to wear masks whenever possible, frequently wash their hands, be mindful of social distancing measures, and seek early medical attention.
A.S. Watson Industries held a series of activities to create a happy, loving and healthy working environment for colleagues. A sports competition was organised in November 2020 where four teams participated in three games – darts, air hockey and samba dancing – the competition was intense!
Watson’s Wine collaborated with Operation Smile to give bright smile to cleft patients. To celebrate International Day of Happiness, Watson’s Wine donated 5% of sales to support “Give a Smile” campaign for every bottle of Champagne sold.
Upon customer purchase own brand electronics and home appliances, FORTRESS donated equivalent value of Moneyback Points to Operation Smile to support Give a Smile campaign to help children with cleft lips and palates around the world.