Thailand news & analysis

07 February 2019
Berli Jucker, operator of Big C in Thailand, has announced revenue growth of 5.7% to THB 109.8 bn (US$ 3.4bn) for its modern retail business unit. Profit margin declined New store openings and same store sales growth of 1% supported the strong sales performance. However, profit margin slid from 16.7% to 16.5% due to sales mix changes and higher business to business sales compared to last ye...
22 January 2019
Tesco Lotus has launched 45 Thai food products under the Tesco brand. Tesco Authentic Thai range The food products include both savoury and sweet items with top quality ingredients from Thailand. These include sweet tamarind from Phetchabun, purple sweet potatoes from Ubon Ratchathani, durian from Chanthaburi, mangoes from Prachuap Khiri Khan and coconut sugar from Samut Songkhram. The ingr...
22 January 2019
Tesco-Lotus has launched 45 Thai food products under the Tesco brand. Tesco Authentic Thai range The food products include both savoury and sweet items with top quality ingredients from Thailand. These include sweet tamarind from Phetchabun, purple sweet potatoes from Ubon Ratchathani, durian from Chanthaburi, mangoes from Prachuap Khiri Khan and coconut sugar from Samut Songkhram. The ingr...
17 January 2019
A.S. Watson has provided details of how it has successfully used predictive modelling to help brands successful launch products in its stores. It has shared two examples, Maybelline and Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Working closely with brands A.S. Watson (ASW) has strengthened its long-term partnership with Maybelline in Watsons Thailand, while it has launched Jeffree Star Cosmetics exclusively ...
11 January 2019
Although Tesco delivered encouraging sales for Q3 in the UK, Asian results continue to be challenged. LFL sales fell by 8% in Asia Tesco reports stronger underlying performance in Asia, but sales in Thailand continue to be impacted by changes in pricing, promotions and couponing. Tesco management is restructuring its Thai business to stop bulk-selling. Government-issued welfare cards scheme...
10 January 2019
Tesco has hailed 12 consecutive quarters of LFL growth and delivered robust Christmas figures in the UK. Headline LFL results   Q3: 13 weeks to 24 Nov Christmas: 6 weeks to 5 Jan UK +0.7 +2.2 ROI -0.2 +0.3 Booker +11.0 +6.7 UK & ROI +1.9 +2.0 ...
21 December 2018
China-based, pure ecommerce retailer JD.com has reached an agreement with Thailand government agencies to help provide Thai companies with greater access to Chinese consumers. Three MoUs signed JD.com has signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with three separate Thai government agencies. These include, Thailand’s International Trade Promotion Department, the Digital Economy Promo...
30 November 2018
Berli Jucker, the operator of Big C in Thailand, reports positive Q3 results and international expansion in 2019. Q3 sales increase but profit margin decline Big C sales reached THB 27,855M (US$ 846.7M) in Q3 2018, growing by +7.2% year on year. Gross profit margin declined from 17.7% to 16.8% due to high base, sales mix changes and continued price investments. Same store sales growth also ...
27 November 2018
Coupang plans to launch a 'Thai Mall' flagship store on its online platform to sell a variety of exclusive Thai products, including food, beverages, lifestyle, furniture, pet and spa products.  Aiming at THB 200m (US$6m) in 2019 Thailand has been promoting Thai products on Coupang since August, with 899 SKUs, mostly food and beverage items. Thai Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said...
01 November 2018
Boots Retail Thailand announces the appointment of new Managing Director, Mike Wanliss. Boots, Thailand: new MD Boots Retail Thailand announces the appointment of new Managing Director, Mike Wanliss. He will take up the new role on 21st January 2019, reporting into Dean Thompson, VP and regional managing director for Asia international retail. Wanliss brings with him 40 years’ experie...