Thailand news & analysis

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...
09 January 2013
Japanese convenience retailer Lawson announced growth in operating revenue of 3.2% to JPY 372,266m for Q3 2012. This was achieved in challenging trading conditions both at home and in its key overseas market, China. Strategies for growth in a challenging domestic market Facing the challenges of deflation and increasing competition in its domestic market, Lawson is focused on improving stor...
03 January 2013
Big C, Casino's Thai subsidiary, is aiming to triple its store portfolio by 2016 according to trade press reports. Casino targeting 1250 stores by 2016 Reports suggest that the French retailer's Thai subsidiary, Big C , wants to open 300 Big C and Big C Market hypermarkets and supermarkets as well as 950 Mini Big C convenience stores. One of Big C's points of difference is the segmentat...