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Wednesday November 29th, 2006

As part of its global Corporate Social Responsibility programme, A.S. Watson is launching an initiative this Christmas through its newly established Luxury Division across Europe aimed at generating funds and awareness with a commitment from different operations to donate a portion of their sales to their favourite local charity organisations.

Thursday November 16th, 2006

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.

Tuesday November 14th, 2006

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.

Thursday October 19th, 2006

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.

Wednesday September 27th, 2006

The AS Watson Group in the UK today 25 September 2006 announces that it has promoted Euan Sutherland to the position of Chief Executive Officer of AS Watson (Health & Beauty) UK. Euan will continue to manage Superdrug and will take on additional responsibility for Savers in the UK reporting directly to AS Watson's Group Managing Director, Ian Wade.

Thursday August 24th, 2006

With the announcement today that PARKnSHOP will be exclusively introducing the first batch of Guangdong chilled pork in all its' stores, the range of choice for customers has expanded enormously.

Monday August 21st, 2006

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.

Wednesday July 19th, 2006

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.