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Central Retail invests US$3 million for Tops Market’s new model

(Source: Central Retail)

Central Retail has invested US$3 million to build Tops Market’s first standalone supermarket, on Bangkok’s Pattanakarn 30. 

Catering to the residential areas in Eastern Bangkok, the new standalone supermarket spans 3400sqm, housing more than 17,000 items across seven zones, including Healthiful, Snacker, Asian Flavours and Petster. Tops Market Pattanakarn 30 offers omnichannel with personal shopper service and quick commerce service through Line. 

“The new store will cater to modern consumers who prefer shopping near their home so that they do not have to worry about commuting,” said Stephane Coum, CEO of Central Food Retail. “We recognise the spending potential of the consumers in this area, as it is an upscale residential area in Eastern Bangkok, with many large-scale real estate projects.”

Sustainability innovations and technology are implemented at the store in line with the Central Retail Retailligence strategy. Two EV charging stations are installed to support clean energy, while energy-saving refrigerators are used to reduce the use of electricity and carbon footprints. 

Customers can also collect trash and household waste to receive points on recycling days. Each point is equal to one baht, and Tops Market adds another baht to be donated to Empty Bottles, Full Value project by Wat Chak Daeng in Samut Prakan province, to make PPE uniforms for the temple and garbage collectors.

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