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First Siam Makro store in Myanmar opens its doors

The first Siam Makro store in Myanmar has opened its doors as the Thai-based cash & carry operator eyes the fast-growing food service sector in the rising country Myanmar.

Located in Myanmar, the more than 7000sqm store offers more than 10,000 lines of fresh food, dry food, and other products.

“Makro was big, huge,” a shopper told news outlet Myanmore. “We had to book one day in advance to actually go there. There are more local products now than from Thailand. Everyone was wearing a mask when we went there. There are social distancing activities among the queuing at the entrance and each cashier.”

The store opening was met with lengthy queues, as the brand was welcomed by local residents, despite the fact the retailer primarily serves as a wholesaler, targeting food retailers, hotels, restaurants and catering service firms.

The Siam Makro store in Myanmar is temporarily enforcing a maximum 250 customers per time as a social distancing measure.

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