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Central Food Retail appoints new CEO to move company into a new era of borderless retail and digital technology.

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We visited Central Food Retail’s Farmers Market, called Jingjai Market, which is part of a Tops Market in Khon Kaen last week. Khon Kaen is a rural city in the northern region of Thailand. Source: IGD Research   Jingjai Market is a new social initiative by Central Group to build local communities and improve their quality of life. There are two parts to the market: a section with fres...
Central Group Vietnam, the operator of Big C supermarket, had suspended the procurement of garment from suppliers in Vietnam. Internal review for quality Central Group Vietnam sent a notice to suppliers about their decision to hold off buying of domestic apparel until further notice. This changed shortly after the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association stepped in and helped resolve the con...
Central Group, which operates Central Food Hall and various formats under the Tops banner, has invested US$200 M in Grab Thailand. Grab Holdings Inc is Southeast Asia’s leading online to offline mobile platform with parcel delivery, car hailing and food delivery services. New Central, New Economy The investment is a non-controlling stake in Grab that brings together a partnership across tra...
Since the official launch of the JD Central website about a week ago, more plans have been revealed by the new joint venture between Chinese online specialist JD and Thailand’s Central Group. The ecommerce platform JD Central offers products from 4,000 brands, including mobile phones, food, home accessories and apparel. During the three-month trial, orders on the new platform increased...

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