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Like in all regions, COVID has impacted the food and consumer goods landscape in Asia, altering shopping habits, forcing retailers to rethink their strategies and accelerating trends. With omicron and the pandemic continuing to dominate headlines globally, what does this mean for the grocery industry across Asia in 2022? We have pulled out five trends that we believe will continue to evolve at pace, shape the market and influence retail strategy.

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Central Food Retail, which operates Tops market in Thailand, has launched 3 new stores in Si Racha, Ayuttha and Jas Green Village. The retailer has also launched a new bakery shop called The Baker at both Tops Market and Central Food Hall. New stores in December 2021 The 3 new top stores are introduced to help Tops Market stand out with modern and lifestyle-centric services. Source:...
Thailand retail sales were hit by lockdown in July and August. Consumer Confidence Index declined to lowest in August 2021 and GDP growth revised down to -0.5% according to Thai Chamber of Commerce. Berli Jucker’s Big C reports -4.6% decline in Q3 2021 vs Q3 2020 Retail sales for Q3 declined to THB22,805m (US$683m), a decrease of THB 1,094m (US$32m) driven by negative same store sales. Non-...
Tops Market, Tops Superstore and Central Food Hall stores are now equipped with Temjai, an AI service robot, a first of its kind in Thailand supermarkets. Safe and fun shopping experience Using artificial intelligence (AI), the robot serves as an assistant to store staff to offer a new level of service. Stephane Coum, CEO of Central Food Retail Company Limited under Central Retail, said, “...

Presentations

28/01/2022
Chinese New Year is the most important trading event in many Asian countries. We round up the activity from 2022 and highlight best-in-class execution from the region.
17/01/2022
Five trends that will shape the convenience channel, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
05/01/2022
We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Asia in 2022.
13/12/2021
New five-year forecasts for grocery channels across Asia, giving your business a view on the impact of the pandemic over the coming years, as well as where to prioritise investment for future growth.

Key presentations

Thailand country presentation

This guide to Thailand explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Thailand channel forecasts 2020-22

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Thailand.

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