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 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.
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, 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) . The addition of Spektr further strengthens A.S. Watson Group's position as the world's largest health and beauty retailer.
Superdrug hits the road with a new marketing drive. This September, the London Fashion Week official sponsor is launching its Beauty Inside & Out Bus, a double decker homage to all things glamorous, beautiful and fashionable.
A.S. Watson Group today confirmed the completion of cancellation of the listing of Merchant Retail Group shares on the official list and of trading on the London Stock Exchange following the completion of the Merchant Retail Group acquisition including The Perfume Shop. Hong Kong based A.S. Watson, the world's largest health and beauty retailer, purchased the UK company which owns the 114 strong Perfume Shop chain last month.
A.S. Watson (P&C UK) Ltd. announced today that the Offer for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Merchant Retail Group plc had been declared unconditional in all respects.
Watsons, the largest personal store in Hong Kong, celebrated another milestone today with the launch of NEW Watsons at the Capitol Centre flagship store in Causeway Bay. More than HK$20 millions is invested in the brand-wide transformation to NEW Watsons which will be rolled out progressively across all of the 170+ Watsons stores over the next 12 months.