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A.S Watson strengthens its presence in The Netherlands with the acquisition of drugstore chain Dirx

A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux, a subsidiary of the international health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group, is acquiring all 50 stores of the Dirx health and beauty retail network and an additional five locations being rolled out. A.S. Watson already owns the drugstore chains Kruidvat and Trekpleister in The Netherlands, and the addition of the Dirx stores expands the group geographical coverage in the country.

A.S. Watson Group is acquiring Dutch drugstore chain Dirx

A.S. Watson Group is acquiring Dutch drugstore chain Dirx

All Dirx employees will join A.S. Watson. The Dirx stores will continue under the store concepts of either Kruidvat or Trekpleister once the transaction is completed.

A.S. Watson already owns the drugstore chains Kruidvat and Trekpleister in The Netherlands

A.S. Watson already owns the drugstore chains Kruidvat and Trekpleister in The Netherlands

This transaction, the amount of which has not been disclosed, is being presented to the Netherlands Authority for Consumer and Market for approval.

The Dirx stores will continue under the store concepts of either Kruidvat or Trekpleister

The Dirx stores will continue under the store concepts of either Kruidvat or Trekpleister

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