Watsons Philippines unveils future of store in 1,000th branch

Watsons, Asia’s well being and sweetness retailer large, is marking its twentieth anniversary within the Philippines this 2023 with an equally astonishing milestone — opening its 1,000th retailer within the nation.

Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of A.S. Watson Group (heart) along with Malina Ngai, Group Chief Working Officer of A.S. Watson Group (second from left), Robert Solar, Regional Managing Director (Asia) of A.S. Watson Group (leftmost), Danilo Chiong, Managing Director of Watsons Philippines (second from proper) and Jeff Go, Chief Working Officer of Watsons Philippines (rightmost) on the opening ceremony of the Watsons Philippines 1,000th retailer.

The brand new flagship retailer is positioned at The Block, SM Metropolis North Edsa in Quezon Metropolis.

Positioned at The Block, SM Metropolis North Edsa in Quezon Metropolis, the brand new flagship retailer joins 8,000 Watsons shops throughout 15 markets in Asia and Japanese Europe.”This new flagship retailer is necessary within the nation-wide growth on this lovely nation as it is a clear demonstration of Watsons’ willpower to strengthen our reference to clients by way of seamless O+O platforms. O+O platform technique is on the core of our enterprise to create an built-in expertise, to raised serve clients anytime, anyplace,” stated Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of A.S. Watson Group, on the retailer opening on February 3.

“Apart from celebrating the 1,000th retailer opening, at present marks Watsons’ 20 years of dedication to serving our clients within the Philippines. Through the years, we have been working to ship our function to assist clients Look Good, Do Good, Really feel Nice,” he added.In the meantime, Teresita Sy-Coson, co-chairman of SM Investments, congratulated Watsons on the double celebrations, “Our long-term partnership with Watsons has realized our promise of bringing the best-in-class well being & magnificence merchandise to all Filipinos. It is our pleasure to have a good time this exceptional milestone with Watsons and we are going to proceed to work carefully to lift the usual in well being and sweetness within the Philippines.”

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Fast look backAt the occasion’s sidelines, Viki Herrera-Encarnacion, Watsons PR & Sustainability Director, recalled how the model got here to the nation in 2003.”We began really in 2002 when Watsons determined to come back right here to the Philippines from Hong Kong. We discovered the proper three way partnership accomplice in SM. We’ve the identical outlook, angle, beliefs, values as SM,” Encarnacion, who has been with the model for 14 years, shared.

Viki Herrera-Encarnacion, Watsons PR and Sustainability director

Jared de Guzman, Watsons Buyer director

“We opened two branches straight away — in SM Megamall they usually walked to Podium on the identical day to open the second retailer.”

The partnership helped Watsons increase as they opened well being and sweetness branches in all SM properties, pharmacies in SM groceries and sweetness sections in SM Division Shops.
“After which we expanded to all the foremost malls throughout the nation and quiet lately, just a few years again, we determined to carry our model nearer to communities and neighborhoods, that are the Watsons Pharmacies.”A imaginative and prescient for the futureSpanning nearly 1,000 sq. meters, the brand new flagship retailer in SM Metropolis North Edsa showcases probably the most complete array of well being and sweetness merchandise in an attractive means that may take the buying expertise to the subsequent stage.

“The benefit of this new retailer is first, we needed to perceive our clients as a result of all the pieces we do is rooted to how they store and who they’re,” stated Jared de Guzman, Watsons Buyer Director.To reply to the shoppers’ wants, de Guzman cited how Watsons’ new flagship retailer just isn’t solely designed to supply a contemporary and classy buying surroundings, but in addition create an immersive and interactive O+O expertise for its clients.Leveraging on an intensive retailer community in Philippines, On-line Specific supply service is accessible in order that clients can have their merchandise delivered to doorsteps in three hours or select to select up orders at retailer inside half-hour by way of Click on & Gather Specific.

The brand new Watsons retailer is a mannequin for the way forward for magnificence buying with particular discovery areas. There is a Skinfie Lab, a pores and skin evaluation device that creates personalised skincare suggestions primarily based on selfies. The device, which can be housed within the Watsons app, is ready to detect a variety of facial attributes from a buyer’s selfie, together with zits, superb strains, pigmentation and total pores and skin situation. In the meantime, make-up lovers can use #ColourMe Digital Make-up try-on, to expertise lots of of lipsticks, mascara, eyeshadow, forehead merchandise, and basis.To assist clients Look Good, Do Good, Really feel Nice, Watsons has its first state-of-the-art clinic powered by The Medical Metropolis that options digital session and distant bodily examination. Vaccination providers for flu, HPV, and pneumonia might be obtainable on the clinic quickly.Watsons Complement Finder can be obtainable to assist the pharmacy service and assist clients get personalised suggestions on the most effective nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements for them.”Trying forward, we’re dedicated to persevering with our growth within the Philippines, in addition to the remainder of the world. Apart from bringing pleasurable O+O buying expertise to our clients, we need to have interaction our clients to do good to the group and the planet with us by our sustainability packages,” Dominic Lai concluded.To encourage its clients to stay a sustainable way of life, Watsons provides over 1,500 Sustainable Selections merchandise underneath Clear magnificence, refill packs, higher packaging and higher elements for purchasers in order that they’ll contribute to create a greater world.Watsons has additionally mobilized its clients to create a much bigger affect with group packages comparable to sponsorship of free corrective surgical procedures for cleft youngsters underneath Give-a-Smile is focused to empower 3,300 households within the Philippines by 2030, and the Alagang Pangkalusugan group medical outreach program will likewise be supporting 20,000 folks with free medicines within the coming years.The celebration actions will proceed all year long as Watsons present appreciation to clients, companions and colleagues by the #WeLoveYou1000Ways marketing campaign. There might be member-exclusive advantages and particular provides, each offline and on-line to point out the model’s appreciation to loyal clients of Watsons Membership.