Thailand news

17 July 2019
Saha Group, which operates in consumer goods (Lawson convenience stores), fashion, textiles and services, will launch its first unmanned store in Thailand within three months. Technology-led store Saha’s first unmanned store under the banner “His & Her” is 100 sq m. It uses facial recognition, QR code reading and radio frequency identification technologies invested by the company. The store...
08 July 2019
Lazada, the leading ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia, will launch a 24-hour Mid-Year Festival on July 12 across all its six markets. One-day sale designed to bring new tagline to life The sale is themed “Millions of deals your heart desires” in line with its refreshed brand idea “Go where your heart beats”. The new shopping event creates more fun for shoppers and encourages them to purs...
27 June 2019
Saha Group, which operates Lawson convenience stores in Thailand, will collaborate with Thai advertising firm VGI Global Media to expand into subway stations and airports. Cooperative will launch this week Saha Lawson will own 60% of the venture, VGI will own 30% and the remaining 10% will be held by Saha Group. The partnership will be registered with a capital of THB20m (US$645,000). Fo...
20 June 2019
Alison Horner, CEO of Tesco Asia, shared the region’s plan to maximise the mix in a meeting for investors and analysts at its head office in the UK. Reset for growth in Asia: max the mix According to Alison Horner, Thailand’s urban population of 43.9% in 2010 will rise to 58.4% by 2030. Tesco Asia has reached 69% of the population in Thailand and Malaysia, representing significant growth op...
17 June 2019
Tesco announces positive first quarter results with Asian sales rising 2.6% quarter on quarter at constant rates. Increase in market share in Thailand Dave Lewis, CEO of Tesco, shared that the increase in Asia is supported by significant growth in the Bangkok area. The Asian business returned to like-for-like sales growth, up 0.1% to GBP1.2bn (US$1.5bn). It is helped by a stronger customer ...
15 May 2019
Berli Jucker, operator of Big C, reports revenue of THB30.9bn (US$979m), gaining THB1.6bn (US$50.5m) over the same period last year. Solid growth due to expansion The revenue growth is driven by continued store network expansion with 27 Mini Big C in the quarter. 13 convenience stores were closed. By the end of March 2019, the retailer has 147 hypermarkets, 61 supermarkets, 797 Mini Big C a...
01 May 2019
 JD.com plans to invest CNY6.5bn (US$965.1m) in Thailand over the next three years to strengthen its fresh food business. Offering shoppers more choices In partnership with Yonghui, JD.com plans to import large quantities of durian, mangosteens, coconuts and other fruits from Thailand worth CNY5bn (US$742.4m). JD.com itself will also source an additional CNY1.5bn (US$222.7m) worth of fruits...
17 April 2019
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido and A.S. Watson have partnered to launch an exclusive derma skincare range under the “D Program” brand. A.S. Watson working closely with brands A.S. Watson partners brands to drive innovation. Last month, we outlined how it is partnering L'Oréal's AI and AR firm ModiFace have launched a virtual makeup service . The retailer's latest initiative is to ...
10 April 2019
Tesco has announced its full year results with LFL sales in Asia showing improvement in Q4. Significant improvement in the second half Although full year LFL sales in Asia fell by 6.2%, it declined by 3% in Q4, showing signs of recovery. Sales in the first half was impacted by the retailer’s decision to exit unprofitable bulk selling. Thai government’s issuance of welfare card, which could ...
01 April 2019
Mr Yuthasak Phumrasakul, Senior Executive Vice President of CP All and founder of 7-Eleven stores in Thailand, reveals a range of ready meals created by Iron Chef Thailand under its Ezygo private label. Partnership with three chefs Chef Pom-Thanarak Chuto, Chef Kai-Thananya Khaikaew and Chef Art-Prasopchoktrakun have been invited to create 12 delicious dishes and desserts. These three chefs...