Kate Moss effect sees superdrug double fashion business


The Kate Moss effect is a known phenomenon in the fashion industry, now Superdrug is the latest retailer to see the Moss magic create serious sales growth for a brand, after widespread coverage of the model with a Superdrug charity tote bag earlier this year. Superdrug launched its fashion brand, True Spirit, in 2005. In the 18 months since the launch, with a range of trends led jewellery, the range has diversified and grown into a G10m business. This growth is forecast to continue with the business being worth over G26m by the end of 2007.

A.S. Watson Luxury Perfumeries & Cosmetics Europe present at MAPIC


For the first time ever, A.S. Watson Luxury Perfumeries & Cosmetics Europe will be present at MAPIC, the international market for retail estate, from 15 to 17 November 2006 in Cannes, France. A.S. Watson Luxury Perfumeries & Cosmetics Europe is part of the A.S. Watson Group, the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa Limited.

FORTRESS Inspiring Smart Community cares about poverty


Since its establishment 30 years ago, FORTRESS, Hong Kong's leading consumer electronics and electrical appliances retailer, has continuously offered consumers the most valuable shopping offers, the best all-round customer service and the most exciting shopping experience. To mark its most recent milestone, FORTRESS is giving back to society by sharing its joy with the disadvantaged in our local community. Riding on the beginning of the new school year and the its brand philosophy of 'Inspiring Smart Living', FORTRESS is donating 30 notebook computers to the Hans Anderson Club (HAC), offering a vital opportunity for needy children to learn and be inspired with the help of the latest technology.

Beckham fragrances launch at Superdrug


This morning the new Beckham fragrances have landed in store! This morning at 6am the pink pick-up truck collected our first stock of the two new his and hers fragrances for a 7am photocall at the Oxford Street store. Photographers and television news crews were there to capture the moment TV the world's best Victoria and David look-alikes delivering the stock into store.

A.S. Watson Group Adds Ukraine to Global Retail Map


A.S Watson Group, the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) , today announced its move into the Ukraine market by acquiring a 65% percent stake in the country's No. 1 health and beauty retail chain, DC. This acquisition* is part of the A.S. Watson Group's continued expansion into Central and Eastern Europe, following its recent establishment in Russia, the Baltic States and Slovenia. It also creates a partnership with Asnova Holding, a leading wholesale and logistics player in Ukraine.

Watsons World Cup Promotion keeps men in top condition for football frenzy


marks the kick off of the world's biggest quadrennial football event, the FIFA World Cup 2006? in Germany. With the World Cup expected to dominate the attention of football fans in Hong Kong, most of whom are men, local women are predicting that the upcoming frenzy of football will have a negative affect on the appearance of their husbands and boyfriends.