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In a surprise development, Tesco has announced that it has put its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia into a strategic review, a move that could that result in their sale sale to another retailer or to private equity.

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Big C, operated by Berli Jucker, has set aside THB6.5bn (US$214m) to expand in Thailand and overseas. Confidence in domestic market The retailer will invest THB5.5bn (US$181.3m) in Thailand to open five to seven new Big C hypermarkets and 300 to 400 mini Big C stores in 2020. Another THB500m (US$16.5m) will be spent on IT facilities. It will also be studying the feasibility of opening “town...
Vingroup, which operates VinMart supermarkets and VinMart+ convenience stores, will merge its retail and agriculture arms with Masan Consumer Holdings, a food and beverage manufacturer. Masan will operate the new company Vingroup wants to focus its resources on high-tech ventures like VinFast, which manufactures automobiles and VinSmart, which develops consumer technology. It will swap all ...
7-Eleven Malaysia, majority-owned subsidiary of Berjaya Group, will buy another 25.35% of Caring Pharmacy, taking its total stake to 38.57%. Improving the group’s performance Berjaya Group’s founder, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, is a major shareholder of 7-Eleven Malaysia and has shares in Caring Pharmacy Group. 7-Eleven wants to increase its stake in Caring Pharmacy to over 50% but will maintain i...

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