Thailand news & analysis

18 April 2013
Casino has reported a 33.7% rise in consolidated sales for the first quarter, driven primarily by the full consolidation of GPA in Brazil. Sales from total continuing operations reached €11,681m, with French sales down 4% and international sales up 73.6%. Price drops in France Casino continued the price cutting policy it initiated in Q4 through the first three months of the year, and stated ...
04 April 2013
The latest news from leading players Tesco Lotus, Big C and Central Food Retail Corporation in this booming Asian market. Casino accelerates the pace of store openings The Bangkok Post reports Casino's plans to increase investment in the market to THB8 bn (US$272.2 million) in 2013, funding more than 200 new openings, to be supported by an additional two new distribution centres. At pres...
22 March 2013
Tesco demonstrates its commitment to digital retailing through the introduction of its second online shopping platform in Asia. The launch in Malaysia comes weeks ahead of Thailand, whilst the launch in China is expected in the summer. Expanding online grocery services in Asia Speaking at the World Retail Conference in Singapore Tesco CEO Philip Clarke spoke about how digital is intrinsi...
20 March 2013
In a speech to the World Retail Congress in Singapore, Tesco CEO Philip Clarke has outlined how the industry needs to 're-tool' for the 21st century to adapt to fundamental changes in the way people shop. Building on last year's Congress, when he discussed how shopping behaviour is changing, the Tesco CEO highlighted three areas where he believes the industry needs to make profound changes...
14 March 2013
Casino's partner in Thailand, Big C reported full year sales of 112.1bn baht, an increased 9.3% and a growth in net income of 15.9%. The retailer is exploring a dual strategy of accelerating expansion and offering a differentiated way to shop in order to maintain growth in an increasingly competitive market. Developing a multi-format portfolio Hypermarkets continue to be Big C's primary ...
26 February 2013
Global retailer Tesco has announced it is to launch online grocery shopping in China and Thailand. Bangkok and Shanghai targeted Tesco is planning to launch its online food operations next month in Thailand , one of the retailer's most significant markets. As with previous markets, Tesco will launch the service first in the capital city Bangkok, before what is believed will be a wider ro...
11 February 2013
At IGD we keep a close eye on innovation and developments in our  industry.  Here are our latest top picks from around the world.  McCain multi-sensory bus stop ads When McCain launched its new Ready Baked Jackets, it created 3D bus stop adverts containing heating elements. As people activated them, they released  the smell of slow-baked jacket potatoes. The posters were located at bus  shel...
31 January 2013
CP All, operator of 7-11 in Thailand, will apply for a license to open stores in China, ahead of market entry in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Whilst helping Seven & I maintain its dominant position in the convenience format, the move will intensify competition in key Asian markets and present new opportunities for suppliers.  Asia's position in Seven & I's global strategy In line wit...
16 January 2013
Casino has reported Q4 2012 sales of €12,856m, up 35% on a total basis following the full consolidation of Latin American operations and up 3% on an organic basis. While international sales grew by 76% during the quarter, domestic sales declined 3% as household consumption lagged. For a detailed sales breakdown click here . French hypermarkets down more than 10% Net sales in France declin...
15 January 2013
Established and new retailers in the market including Big C, Tesco Lotus and Berli Jucker Plc are placing increasing prominence on the role of digital operations in their strategies. Big C announces strong full year results Casino's subsidiary in Thailand , Big C, has announced strong full year results. Sales have grown 9.3%, reaching THB 112.1bn. Solid 5.3% growth in same store sales a...