World’s No. 1 and No. 2 Coming to Hong Kong

Organisers proudly confirmed the participation of the World No. 1 and the World No. 2 to play in Hong Kong at the Watsons Water Champions Challenge 2006. Following the end of the WTA Championships in Los Angeles on Sunday, Lindsay Davenport finished the year World No 1 and Kim Clijsters finished No 2! For the tournament in Hong Kong, these positions cannot change.

First Watsons Your Personal Store opens in Estonia

A.S. Watson, the world's largest health and beauty retailer today announced the opening of Watsons Your Personal Stores in Tallinn, Estonia which marks the Group's first entry into the country, and extends the Group's global reach to 34 markets.

Stars Head for Hong Kong

Organizers announced today star players to take part in the Watsons Water Champions Challenge 2006. The popular tournament consistently draws some of the biggest names in world tennis. The January event proudly hosts the following stars:

A.S. Watson Group launches Hong Kong’s first student sports awards

A.S. Watson announced today the launch of the A.S. Watson Group Hong Kong Student Sports Awards (SSA), the first initiative of its kind in Hong Kong targeting at all local primary and secondary students. Under the new programme, awards will be granted to over 1,200 high-performing or potential students in sports nominated by their schools. The programme marks the beginning of a corporate effort to help develop an active sporting culture in welcoming the forthcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics.

First Japanese GOURMET Promotion!

GOURMET, Hong Kong's best boutique style fine food hall is launching a special 3 week-long Japanese food promotion from October 7 to 27, 2005. The promotion will feature nearly 2,000 Japanese Gourmets. This vast assortment of products from Japan has been grouped into 4 favourite categories for Japanese food lovers, including snacks & drinks, noodles & sauce, Japanese sake and fresh vegetables & fruits. Let's enjoy the authentic taste of the freshest and highest quality fine foods at GOURMET.

A.S.Watson Acquires Russian Health & Beauty Chain Spektr

A.S. Watson, the retail and manufacturing division of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), today announced its acquisition of St. Petersburg based Russian health and beauty retail chain, Spektr Group. This acquisition marks an extension of A.S. Watson Group's retail network into Russia, the sixth largest economy in the world in terms of PPP (Purchase Power Parity)1 A.S.Watson Acquires Russian Health & Beauty Chain Spektr . The addition of Spektr further strengthens A.S. Watson Group's position as the world's largest health and beauty retailer.