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Aeon heads to Myanmar

Aeon will be the first Japanese retailer to enter into Myanmar. The retailer plans to open its first shopping mall in Yangon by 2016. It is also developing a mall in Cambodia, slated for opening in June. It opened the first of a planned series of international standard shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, last month, with another 19 scheduled by 2020. Aeon has presence in China, Thailand and Malaysia as well. It also plans to enter Indonesia.

7-Eleven set for expansion

Thai company CP All is set to expand its convenience chain 7-Eleven in Southeast Asia. “Although the US-based firm has yet to answer our proposal, our intention to tap into a vast business opportunity brought by regional economic integration is unchanged,” said MD Piyawat Titasattavorakul. CP All plans to open 7-Eleven convenience stores in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China. Recently, CP All set up a unit called Twenty Four Shopping to cater to new-age consumers. It will focus…

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels hits milestone

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has opened its 400th international outlet – in Thailand. The 400th international unit opened in mid-November at Central Festival Chang Mai in Thailand, a country that continues to be a significant driver for Auntie Anne’s growth abroad with 114 locations now. Just weeks ago the pretzel franchise opened its first stores in Turkey and Brunei and with recently-signed agreements in Israel, Indonesia and Guatemala, it will have entered five new countries within a year. …

Vietnam, Myanmar consumers most optimistic

Consumers in Vietnam and Myanmar are among the most optimistic in the world – more so than those in China, India, Indonesia, and other fast-growing emerging markets. The middle and affluent class in these two Southeast Asian countries will also double in size between now and 2020, according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). More than 90 per cent of all consumers in Vietnam and Myanmar believe their children will have a better life than they themselves led. The share of consumers in Chi…