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Last September, the retailer shared plans to open its first flagship store in Thailand in 2021 with its joint-venture partner CP ALL. However, the plans have changed, and it will only sell products through its partner.

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After the acquistion of Tesco Lotus, CP Group has been transforming its stores in Thailand and Malaysia. Tesco Lotus Express stores, rebranded as Lotus's Go Fresh, is more focused on focuses on fresh produce and meat than before. In this article, we focus on the key changes and what it means for the retailer. A new look Lotus's Go Fresh stores are between 300-500 sq.m. Its first flagship co...
Retailers report poor performance in Q1 2021 due to the high base in Q1 2020. Thai stores were still operating as normal in January and February in 2020. Most of the retailers also benefited in March 2020 when shoppers started stockpiling before the first lockdown. Q1 2021 affected by new waves of infection Thailand is fighting a third wave of infections, the worst after a year of relativel...
Dairy Farm International has reported that its sales in the first quarter of 2021 continue to be significantly affected by the pandemic.  Shopper behaviour has now normalised, affecting comparison with sales performance in 2020 Since spending patterns of consumers have now normalised compared with the high sales base in the first quarter of 2020, like-for-like sales of Dairy Farm’s grocery ...

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30/04/2021
Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.
29/04/2021
We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s performance, the impact of COVID-19 on its operations and the progress it is making against its four strategic priorities.
19/04/2021
Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Thailand.
29/03/2021
A key strategy hypermarket operators are are using to win back market share is to modernise stores’ look and feel. This helps it to draw shoppers back into large format stores, especially in out-of-town locations. In this report we provide examples of where retailers have modernised their stores’ look and feel to generate excitement and boost footfall.

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Thailand country presentation

This guide to Thailand explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Thailand channel forecasts 2020-22

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Thailand.

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