Management Announcement for A.S. Watson Benelux

A.S. Watson Group (ASW) today announces management change in its health and beauty retail business in the Benelux, with the appointment of Ed van de Weerd as CEO of A.S. Watson Benelux with effect from 1st July 2019, succeeding Gerard van Breen who has taken the decision to retire after 14 years of service.

Give a Smile

ICI PARIS XL presented their Give a Smile campaign in Amsterdam in a press event. To support and give hope to children with cleft lip and palate worldwide, €1 was donated to Operation Smile for every BE Creative Make-Up Lipstick sold in a 2-month campaign.

Skincare Workshops

Staff members in the ICI PARIS XL French and Dutch offices were given the opportunity to attend a series of skincare workshops in collaboration with several brands. They were given branded tote bags which were specially commissioned for the event and employees are encouraged to reuse them afterwards.

Employee and Store Awards

Our business is only as good as our people. That’s why every year, ICI PARIS XL takes the time to recognise and celebrate the people who give the company their best. Awards were handed out to members of staff who excelled at their work, both in stores as well as at the headquarters. All staff members were stimulated and eager to contribute more to their work.

ICI PARIS XL Netherlands wins the Best Product Award

ICI PARIS XL Netherlands received the “Best Folder Perfumery Market” title in the Best Product Awards. Jointly organized by the DDMA Business Group Distributions and Q&A research institution, 6,000 consumers were invited to review and vote for their favorite folders in the Netherlands.

ICI PARIS XL turns 50

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of ICI PARIS XL. Founded in 1968, ICI PARIS XL began as a small perfumery store in Belgium, aiming to make beauty products from Paris available to the people.

Culture Program

All staff of the ICI PARIS XL head office gathered together for a Culture Program, to brainstorm and discuss possible ways in which the work environment could be adjusted to suit the needs of employees and improve the team’s digital agility. Afterwards a design team was created, with the aim of setting up workgroups to answer specific questions and give solutions to problems about the working environment.

ICI Paris XL Awards

Every year, ICI Paris XL presents awards to employees who have excelled in their work. This year, the awards were presented on 25 January. The aim each year is to acknowledge deserving employees and to inspire all staff, those in the company’s headquarters and its stores are eligible to win an award.

Look Good Feel Better

In partnership with the Look Good Feel Better foundation, ICI PARIS XL sold special Good Vibes bracelets in stores. For every sale made, €5 was donated to the foundation, which organises grooming workshops for women with cancer. This is on top of the make-up ICI PARIS XL donates twice yearly, to facilitate the workshops that aim at boosting the confidence and physical appearance of women who undergo chemotherapy.

Children’s Hospice Cleaning

In the lead up to winter, volunteers of Health and Beauty Benelux came together to clean and spruce up the Kinderhospice Binnenveld. The hospice has long been a refuge and home-away-from-home for many children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and thanks to the team of volunteers, it was made cosy and comfortable for its patients.