Thailand’s PTT Oil and Retail Enterprise (PPTOR) has launched Cafe Amazon’s first store in Saudi Arabia, and says it plans to open 150 there by 2032.
Located at Riyadh’s InterHealth Hospital, Saudi Arabia’s first Cafe Amazon store follows a similar concept ‘Taste of Nature’ seen across its stores in Thailand. The opening ceremony was attended by high-profile people, including the secretary general of the federation of Saudi Chambers of Commerce Hussain Alabulkader, and deputy minister of investment development, Fahad Al Naeem.
“This deal is recognised as the first step to concretely restore diplomatic and trade relations between Thailand and Saudi Arabia,” said Jiraphon Kawswat, president & CEO of PPTOR. “The restoration thus results in the expansion of Cafe Amazon to achieve greater growth and success.”
The Saudi Arabia launch is part of PPTOR’s plan to increase its number of international stores to 1000 by 2025.
Founded in 2002, Cafe Amazon currently operates more than 4000 stores across 11 markets, including Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, and the Philippines.