We are fortunate to belong to one of the world's largest and most successful corporations, Hutchison Whampoa Limited through their retail business A.S. Watson. But how does our family fit together? Our family tree shows you how we've grown from an acorn to an oak!
With a history dating back to 1828, the A.S. Watson Group (ASW) is the world's largest health and beauty retailer with over 10,000 stores serving 25 million customers a week across its 33 markets. From health and beauty chains, luxury perfumeries and cosmetics to food, electronics and fine wine. They are an established player in the beverage industry providing bottled water, fruit juices, soft drinks, tea products and fine wines. www.aswatson.com
Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) is a leading international corporation committed to innovation and technology with businesses spanning the globe.
Its diverse array of holdings range from some of the world's biggest port operators and retailers to property development and infrastructure to the most technologically advanced and marketing-savvy telecommunications operators.
With operations in 52 countries and approximately 250,000 employees worldwide, Hutchison Whampoa Limited has six core businesses:
Acquired by A.S. Watson in 2005, the Perfume Shop is the largest specialist fragrance only retailer in the UK and the second largest retailer of fragrance in the UK market overall.
designer fragrance brands at value
for money prices, the business
currently has over 215 stores across
the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Recent years have seen substantial
growth both in stand alone stores
and also the successful launch of
'shop-in-shops' partnership with Superdrug.
Savers was acquired by A.S Watson in 2000 to further enhance its value-led offering in the UK. Savers' focus is on fast-moving toiletries and household products.Their aim is to be the most competitively priced health and beauty products and household goods retailer on the High Street. Savers runs over 200 stores, employing approximately 2,500 colleagues throughout the UK.
Their head office is based in the Dunstable Distribution Centre.