Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Various locations
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.75 - Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores

1,178 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 July 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Retail Group AS Watson has announced plans to create more than one thousand new jobs across the UK. The group which owns high street retail brands Superdrug, Savers and The Perfume Shop will open 30, 45 and 17 new stores creating 650, 450 and 78 new jobs respectively. The news comes despite the largely negative impact which the decision to leave the European Union has had on the retail sector. The new stores are expected to be opened over the coming twelve months. 


  • 9 July 2017: BBC Website
  • 10 July 2017: Daily Express


Eurofound (2017), A.S. Watson, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91632, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91632.