All Thailand articles – Page 2

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    Central Retail to invest in domestic expansion


    Central Retail will invest Bt1bn (£22.3m) in its domestic expansion this year. The cash will be used to open 12 to 15 shops under the Tops Market, Tops Super and Central Food Hall banners and 50 Tops Daily convenience stores. The company will also upgrade its IT and its customer ...

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    Uniqlo plans to expand in Thailand


    Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo plans to increase its outlets in Thailand to 100 by 2021, from six boutiques at present, reported The Nation. The first location will be the Promenada Resort Mall in Chiang Mai. Eight to nine new Uniqlo outlets are scheduled to open in 2013, including four ...

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    Thai retailer CP All outlines growth plans


    Thai retailer CP All has outlined growth plans for its domestic and overseas markets. It plans to boost investment and expand its 7-Eleven convenience store chain to China and neighbouring countries. In Thailand, CP All intends to spend between Bt6bn and Bt6.5bn (£128.1m to £138.7m) this year opening 500 to ...

  • The French retailer aims to triple its store network in Thailand by 2016

    International analysis: Casino hopes to take top spot in Thailand with new stores


    French retailer Casino has ambitious plans to triple its number of locations in Thailand by 2016, when it hopes to operate 1,250 stores.

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    Convenience store operator CP All reports record net profit


    Convenience store operator CP All has reported a record net profit of Bt2.9bn (£58.9m) for the third quarter ended September 30, up 33% year on year, thanks to higher sales as a result of a promotional campaign. CP All aims to open about 500 new 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand ...

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    H&M opens first store in Thailand


    Swedish fashion retailer H M has opened its first store in Thailand. The shop is in Bangkok at the Siam Paragon mall. The 34,400 sq ft shop stocks H M’s complete range. The retailer plans to open two more stores in Bangkok. H M in Thailand is operated by Hthai ...

  • Debenhams is now considering smaller stores in the UAE

    Analysis: Exploring international retail expansion


    Retailers are increasingly exploring international expansion, but securing the right property portfolio abroad brings unique challenges. Gina Lovett reports on developments in key global markets.

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    Big C reports second-quarter sales increase


    Casino’s subsidiary Big C reported second-quarter sales up by 5% to THB27.75bn (£563m) year on year. The hypermarket operator’s net profit rose 27% to THB1.4bn (£28m) thanks to strong growth in rental and service incomes. Big C is still feeling the effect of last year’s floods, which forced it to ...

  • Argentina, one of the VISTA countries, is not without economic problems

    Overseas growth: Why the VISTA countries are worth considering


    Retailers eyeing overseas growth often look at the BRIC markets, but VISTA countries – Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Argentina – are worth considering.

  • Tesco invested £74.5m globally last year according to its Corporate Responsibility report, released last week

    Tesco expects corporate responsibility competition to rise


    Tesco has said corporate responsibility will an increasingly important tool in grocery competition this year for ethical and business reasons.

  • Tourist spend is being fuelled by visitors from China and Southeast Asia

    How to attract international shoppers


    As a big summer of tourism approaches, Alison Clements finds out why the UK has such appeal to international shoppers, what they like to buy and how retailers can attract them.

  • Robbins will work directly for group chief executive Philip Clarke

    Tesco moves UK operations head Robbins


    Tesco chief operating officer Bob Robbins will move roles within the business just three weeks after it was revealed he sold stock ahead of a profit warning.

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    CP All falls short of 2011 sales target


    Thai convenience store chain CP All has said it expects to fall short of its 2011 sales target by between 1% and 2% because of the recent flooding in central provinces. However, the retailer is confident that sales at its 7-Eleven convenience banner will grow between 13% and 15% in ...

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    PTT withdraws bid for Carrefour's Thai assets


    Local energy giant PTT has reportedly withdrawn a bid for Carrefour’s Thai assets. Thailand’s largest energy company by revenue apparently faced opposition to the bid from “important stakeholders”, prompting it to ask its subsidiary, PTT Retail Management, not to participate, the company said in a statement.

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    Bidding for Carrefour’s Far East assets gets under way

    September 10, 2010

    Carrefour collected first round bids last week for its assets in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Tesco is viewed as a leading contender.

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    Big C Q2 sales up 2.4%


    Casino-owned Big C has announced that retail sales in the second quarter of 2010 were up 2.4% to Bt18.4bn (£370m) compared with the same period last year. Operating profit grew 12.7%, with net profit growing by 15.8% to reach Bt686m (£13.8m), compared with a net profit last year of Bt592m ...

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    Thailand exit likely as Carrefour rationalises

    July 16, 2010

    Carrefour has spread itself too thin and now, faced with ongoing pressure from shareholders to improve profitability, is on a path to divest non-core markets.

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    Thai Office Depot franchise generated sales of £52m in 2009


    Central Retail has revealed its Office Depot franchise generated sales of Bt2.8bn (£52m) in 2009. Managing director Somchai Tawonrungroaj said that Office Depot’s key success factors were business expansion (two new stores opened during the year) and an increase in the number of private-label products sold. Tawonrungroaj said: “For the ...

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    Big C sales up 1.5%


    Local grocery operator Big C has posted retail sales up 1.5% in 2009. Operating profit at the Casino-owned group jumped 19.8%, while net profit climbed 16.3% to Bt1.07bn (£21.8m) and net sales rose 1.1% to Bt68.06bn (£1.39bn). The retailer said the performance was driven by better purchasing conditions, cost savings ...

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    Cencar expands loyalty programme


    Carrefour’s operator in Thailand, Cencar Co, is stepping up its customer loyalty and retention programmes to better compete with rivals Tesco Lotus and the Casino-owned Big C chain. The retailer has dedicated THB50m (£937,894) towards the “Carrefour Month 2009” campaign, which will reward loyalty cardholders with discounts at 37 ...