Thailand news & analysis

24 May 2022
Asia retailers are supporting shoppers by offering special prices on special days in Asia, with some offering locked prices over a longer period.     Lowering prices in Vietnam with Saigon Co.op After the COVID-19 epidemic season, the retailer recognises that essential goods is not only food, but also includes medical supplies and equipment such as medical masks . There are also diffe...
20 April 2022
The newly launched store has an area of 3,400 sq.m. and carries more than 17,000 items. Catering to residential area The store is on Pattanakarn 30, an upscale residential area in Eastern Bangkok. It is the retailer’s first standalone store with parking space which aims to support shoppers who prefer to shop near their homes. There are major roads linking the large-scale real estate project...
20 April 2022
Flipkart, Lazada and Tmall, leading ecommerce operators from across the region, are launching new customer-facing initiatives that tap into the desire to make better choices for people and the planet. Tmall introduces carbon emission product labelling Alibaba’s online marketplace Tmall is launching new product labelling to help shoppers understand environmental impact when making shopping w...
28 March 2022
Good Noodle is a new instant noodle speciality store that has opened in Bangkok. More than 70 types of noodles across Asia The store is opened in Bangkok mall last October. It has a seating area and allows you to cook and eat the instant noodles immediately. The brightly coloured store is a highly popular amongst teenagers, as a meal cost between THB6 to THB250 (US$0.18 to US$7.46), which i...
09 March 2022
People in Asia are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of excessive use of plastic bags, cutlery and straws. We look at what retailers and governments are doing in this area to attain sustainability goals in the region. 1. Foodpanda ramps up efforts to tackle sustainability challenges Foodpanda is the largest delivery platform in Asia outside China. According to the delivery ser...
03 March 2022
Retailers in Asia have been revamping their loyalty programmes in the last year. We review two retailers’ programmes and the key changes they have made. Big C Thailand: Big Card to Big Point Big C Supercentre is rebranding its customer relationship management (CRM) programme to attract more shoppers. According to Big C, having a loyalty programme has become the second most important factor ...
11 February 2022
Central Retail Corporation, the parent company of Tops Supermarket and Central Food Hall in Thailand, plans to invest THB100bn (US$3bn) over the next five years for business expansion with a target of doubling its sales by 2026. A focus on growing omnichannel presence Central Retail Corporation is a multi-format retailer with businesses in fashion, food and general merchandise. It has annou...
09 February 2022
HappyFresh is growing its presence in three countries by opening dark stores. Beyond personal shopper service HappyFresh is an on-demand delivery aggregator that has been operating in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia since 2014. It is extending its service by adding dark stores in these countries. The stores have been launched for a couple of months and the retailer has seen month-on-month ...
28 January 2022
Like in all regions, COVID has impacted the food and consumer goods landscape in Asia, altering shopping habits, forcing retailers to rethink their strategies and accelerating trends. With omicron and the pandemic continuing to dominate headlines globally, what does this mean for the grocery industry across Asia in 2022? We have pulled out five trends that we believe will continue to evolve at pa...
04 January 2022
Central Food Retail, which operates Tops market in Thailand, has launched 3 new stores in Si Racha, Ayuttha and Jas Green Village. The retailer has also launched a new bakery shop called The Baker at both Tops Market and Central Food Hall. New stores in December 2021 The 3 new top stores are introduced to help Tops Market stand out with modern and lifestyle-centric services. Source:...