FamilyMart Thailand launches two new concepts

Soo-Eng Tan
Senior Retail Analyst
@RetailAnalysis

Date : 28 April 2020

FamilyMart in Thailand has introduced two new models in order to expand its channels with an aim to improve accessibility. FamilyMart Corner is a colourful food and drinks container mart while automatic vending machines installed outside selected stores will offer convenience to consumers on the go. 

Container style vending machines

Source: Central Food Retail Group

 

FamilyMart Corners are located in front of shopping malls, condominiums, universities, communities, and factories. The front of the container is a clear panel so that the products and the staff are visible. Snacks, drinks and ready-to-eat meals are available. Shoppers can enjoy the same prices and promotions as regular Family Mart stores. The first Family Mart Corners will be introduced at Robinson Lifestyle Srisaman and Saraburi on 10 April 2020 and Robinson Bangrak on 22 April 2020.

Food and beverages vending machines

Source: Central Food Retail Group

 

The vending machines are outside selected FamilyMart and Tops Daily stores. These stores are under the concept of “Hungry? Get it now”. There will be two vending machines - one for snacks and chilled food and one for cold beverages. Convenience stores are not open 24 hours a day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The automatic vending machines will be installed in front of Family Mart stores at Muang Thong Popular 3, Rangsit University, Pracharatbamphen11, Soi Ramintra 34,Bang Bon5-Soi 8 and Tops Daily Thammasat University Rangsit Campus.

Convenience stores must always adapt,” says Stephane Coum, CEO of Central Food Retail Group. “In every crisis lies endless opportunities. The Covid-19 outbreak has prompted us to adapt ourselves and changed the way we work.”