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Metro China revamps pricing structure

Hypermarket operator Metro China has rolled out a new pricing scheme and a series of initiatives to enhance customer services in all the 81 stores across the country, starting from today, January 8. Under the slogan of “Buying more pay less”, Metro’s new pricing scheme will grant additional five per cent discount on purchasing three of the same item and up to 25 per cent off on buying six selected items. Meanwhile, the new services including ‘Worry-Free Shopping’, ‘Worry-Free Metro M…

New Mega Market near Thai border

A new hybrid hypermarket concept has opened on the Thai side of the border with Laos to cash in on the growing number of consumers shopping in Thailand. The store – MM Mega Market takes up 10,000sqm in the Asawann Shopping Complex II, which is just 4.4 km from the Thai-Lao friendship bridge in the Nong Khai province. It blends hypermarket and wholesale concepts with customers free to buy in bulk or a single unit. MM Mega Market was built by TCC Logistics and Warehouse Co, a division of …

Aeon reshuffles executive team

Japan retailer and mall operator Aeon Co has started the year with a reshuffle of its management team. The changes will effectively halve the number of executives and employees at head office level, with many functions like human resources and other operational roles moved to operating units, reducing centralisation. In personnel, Aeon Mall president Soichi Okazaki has been appointed president of Aeon Retail, replacing Kazunori Umemoto, who takes the role of Aeon Retail chairman. Okazak…

Parkson closes Vietnam store

Parkson has closed one of its Vietnam department stores. Concessionaires inside the Parkson Landmark 72 centre in Hanoi were reportedly told to remove their stock by January 3 and the store has ceased trading. According to Vietnamese media reports, Parkson cited poor sales in the centre for its demise. “Since the store opened in 2011, Parkson Landmark’s performance has not a day been registered with any sales that could achieve our expectation and we also understand that your counte…

[:en]Robinsons Retail thinks small[:zh]Robinsons的小零售收购计划

[:en]Robinsons Retail of the Philippines plans to acquire small chains to increase its competitiveness. The company, a retail arm of the Gokongwei family, plans to spend 26 billion pesos ($593 million) up to 2016, to buy grocery or pharmacy chains of three to eight outlets outside Metro Manila. President Robina Gokongwei-Pe says towns outside Manila present opportunity because the penetration of modern trade is still very low and people are looking for a better store environment,…