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Stephane Coum, CEO of Central Food Retail under Central  Retail  in Thailand, shares how the company has tackled the challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis, its transformation plans and building resilience for the future. Central Food Retail operates across many different formats and banners: Central Food Hall, Tops market, Tops SUPERSTORE (which competes with hypermarkets), Tops daily and FamilyMart convenience stores.

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Major retailers, Central Retail, Berli Jucker and CPALL, report revenue declines for FY2020. COVID-19 well controlled in Thailand The spread of COVID-19 was under control until the third quarter of last year. A new wave of increased daily cases started in mid-December, impacting year-end festivities. The government imposed an array of restrictions by province to avoid a national lockdown an...
Charoen Pokphand Group, which acquired Tesco’s stores in Thailand and Malaysia, has introduced a new logo and name. From Lotus supermarket to Tesco Lotus and back to Lotus’s CP Group ran into financial challenges in 1998 during the Asian financial crisis and sold 75% of its stake in Lotus supermarket to Tesco. The stores were renamed to Tesco Lotus then. CP re-purchased the Southeast Asian ...
A.S. Watson has reported some trends that will shape the future of health and beauty, and other retail channels in 2021. Offline + online strategy as the new retail standard The pandemic has changed the shopping habits of customers, evolving their expectations and desires.  Like other retailers, A.S. Watson Group has witnessed a surge in online shopping in 2020, but it was able to adapt qui...

Presentations

12/02/2021
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as 7-Eleven, Sourced Market, Tambo +, Morrisons, FamilyMart, Esso, AlfaMart, Coles, Woolworths, SPAR and Central Retail Group.
12/02/2021
Chinese New Year is the biggest annual trading event for many markets and retailers across Asia, we round up the activity from 2021 and highlight best in class execution from across the region…and beyond.
21/01/2021
Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
11/01/2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 by numbers 2018-2023

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

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