Thailand news & analysis

21 January 2021
Amongst all modern retail channels, the impact of COVID-19 from a global perspective, has varied the most in convenience. The channel, however, continues to offer a massive opportunity for retailers and suppliers globally, benefiting from longer term consumption trends such as smaller households and more consumers shopping locally. With this in mind, we have identified five themes that we expect ...
21 January 2021
A.S. Watson Group and Grab, the leading delivery and payment solutions provider in Southeast Asia, have formed a new partnership that will create the largest omnichannel health and beauty partnership in the region. Access to more than 62,000 health and beauty products in six markets Shoppers can now purchase a wide assortment of more than 62,000 health and beauty products from Watsons throu...
08 January 2021
One of the most common questions I get asked by businesses, is how will my market develop over the next few years. While there remains uncertainty over what the next 12 months will look like, there is a strong sense of optimism that 2021 will be a year to rebuild, but also capitalise on the opportunities that have arisen in the ‘new normal’ across Asia. With this in mind, we have identified five ...
08 January 2021
All Guardian Co, a joint venture between Dairy Farm and All Corporation in Thailand, will launch the first Guardian health and beauty store in 2021. Guardian store launch delayed All Guardian is a joint venture between All Corporation Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of CP All, and GCH Investments Pte under Dairy Farm International Holding Group. All Corporation Co and GCH Investments Pte hold...
06 January 2021
With the new wave of COVID-19 in Thailand, Central Food Retail is raising safety and hygiene standards by using UV-C disinfection robots in more stores. How does it work? The robots emit UV-C light to disinfect areas in 360 degrees to destroy more than 99.99% of all pathogens within seconds. In addition, the UV-C light is completely safe with no harmful side effects on the food products bei...
22 December 2020
Central Food Hall Ladprao is a new food destination using modern robotic assistants to provide shoppers with a seamless shopping experience Celebrating the union of design and food The store is designed for a superior experience for all senses with a shop-in-shop concept and modern décor. Shoppers can observe every stage of food preparation in each zone and enjoy over 30,000 products from T...
18 December 2020
Tesco has confirmed it has completed the divestment of its operations in Thailand and Malaysia to CP Group . The sale follows regulatory clearance from the Thai and Malaysian competition authorities . CP Group strengthened by Tesco deal CP Group operates across many industrial and service sectors. Its retail arm, CP Food combines vertically integrated agriculture and manufacturing of pr...
09 December 2020
Tesco expects to complete the divestment of its operations in Thailand and Malaysia to CP Group on or around 18 December. The confirmation follows regulatory clearance from the Thai and Malaysian competition authorities  and acceptance of the approval conditions by CP Group. Proceeds to shareholders and to improve pension fund The deal will allow Tesco to return c.£5 bn of net proceeds t...
18 November 2020
CJ Express Group is boosting its footprint to 1,500 stores, up from 530 stores it is currently operating. Three-year expansion before listing Founded in 2005 by Mr Sathien, CJ Express operates mainly convenience stores and some supermarkets in the central and the western provinces. The retailer plans to have 580 stores by the end of the year. "The retail business is not as easy as expected...
17 November 2020
Central Retail Corporation (CRC) has achieved V-shaped recovery in the third quarter of 2020, 87% Q1 sales level. The retailer reports Q3 revenue of THB47,573m (US$1,577m) and a net profit of THB746m (US$24.7m). Food segment sales supported by Vietnam growth Vietnam food business grew +0.4% for Q3 while Thailand registered -18% decline compared to last year. Overall, the food segment is -11...