A.S. Watson Group and Grab Announce Regional O+O Health and Beauty Partnership

Tie-up brings the largest health and beauty assortment from over 2,200 Watsons stores to customers’ doorsteps via Grab in six Southeast Asian markets

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A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, and Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, today announced the largest O+O (Offline plus Online/ O plus O) health and beauty partnership in Southeast Asia, spanning across six Southeast Asian markets involving over 2,200 Watsons stores. O+O is the new standard for retail, which always involves offline plus online. The traditional O2O model (online to offline or offline to online) from the past generation drove customers from one channel to another, however O+O is totally different. It is more about creating an integrated experience to better serve customers’ needs, that enables them to shop across any channel, anytime, anywhere.

ASW Becomes the “No. 1 Retailer” in Hong Kong

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.

Watsons & Colgate’s Water Saving Campaign


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 Sponsors Cleft Surgery

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.

AnniverSAYA, 175 Healthy, Happy Families

AnniverSAYA, 175 Healthy, Happy Families

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.