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Thursday October 20th, 2005

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:

Saturday October 15th, 2005

AS Watson announced today the launch of the AS 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.

Friday October 7th, 2005

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.

Monday September 12th, 2005

This September Superdrug is the official one stop shop to London Fashion Week, ensuring that all journalists and buyers can collect all their essentials within the official exhibition.

Wednesday September 7th, 2005

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.

Saturday August 13th, 2005

AS 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 AS Watson, the world's largest health and beauty retailer, purchased the UK company which owns the 114 strong Perfume Shop chain last month.

Thursday July 14th, 2005

AS 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.

Tuesday July 5th, 2005

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.

Wednesday June 29th, 2005

AS Watson Health and Beauty Continental Europe announced yesterday the acquisition of Portegies Drugstore in the Netherlands. Portegies was founded in 1865 and has grown into a drugstore chain of 38 outlets located mainly in Randstad and Central Netherlands with approximately 280 employees.