Mr. Colin Tang, a Pharmacist from Watsons Singapore, conducted a health talk on travel medicines and preparations in NEX shopping centre. It was accompanied by atrium sales of Watsons products. The talk drew shoppers who were passing by and coincided with the busy festive holiday and school break periods. During the talk, Colin shared about the common medications travellers should standby before flying, as well as tips on useful vaccinations and how to manage the symptoms of jetlag.
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.
The Principal Clinical Pharmacist from Watsons Singapore, Joy Chong, was invited to speak at the 2017 Blackmores Institute Symposium, an event attended by more than 200 participants.
At the symposium, Joy spoke about “Complementary Medicine in the Singapore Community from A Community Pharmacist’s Perspective”. She also participated in a panel discussion titled “The Practicality in Integrating Drug and Complementary Medicines in Community Pharmacy Practice of Today” alongside with other renowned industry practitioners.
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 Singapore’s SOUL programme provided students of the National University of Singapore with experiential learning opportunities in the many work environments of the pharmacy practice. The students also accompanied Watsons’ pharmacists to visit the retailer’s volunteering partner, Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, where they learnt about the responsibilities and challenges of community pharmacists serving nursing homes.
On 13 April, Watsons Singapore’s Principal Clinical Pharmacist and Senior Pharmacist conducted a two-hour lecture for approximately 180 Pharmacy Year 2 undergraduates at National University of Singapore. During the lecture, they taught the techniques of quitting smoking, like how to manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and how to deal with slip-ups and relapses. In addition, they also shared about medications useful for quitting smoking, and the roles of pharmacists in helping smokers determine the most appropriate quit plan.
(Hong Kong, 11 Mar 2016) As a strategic move to accelerate the enhancement of mobile engagement with customers, A.S. Watson Group (ASW) eLab has announced today the appointment of Mtel as its Asia mobile solution partner for the next three years. In 2016 alone, MTel will deliver 9 mobile apps for ASW eLab in Asia. Operating in 25 markets worldwide, A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health & beauty retailer in Asia & Europe. This appointment would make Mtel, a leading digital solution agency based in Hong Kong, a strategic partner of ASW’s customer-centric retailing approach.
Volunteers from Watsons Singapore spend a happy outing day at zoo with women and children in shelter center, bringing them warmth and blessing.