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Bangkok’s Thaniya Plaza to be refurbished for the first time in 30 years

Thai developer Thaniya Group plans to invest more than US$33 million on renovating Thaniya Plaza, its first major makeover project in 30 years.

Thai oil company PTT joins race for Tesco

Thai oil company PTT is said to be preparing to make a bid for the Tesco Asia businesses in Malaysia and Thailand.

Ethical shoe retailer Toms collapses

Ownership of ethical American shoe retailer Toms will be transferred to its creditors.

6ixty8ight opens first store in Mongolia as China expansion ramps up

Hong Kong-headquartered lingerie brand 6ixty8ight has launched its first outlet in Mongolia and says it aims to open 16 more outlets in China this month.

Thai conglomerates in race to buy Tesco Asia

Two Thai billionaires are reportedly preparing bids for the Asian operations of UK grocery giant Tesco.

Central Group launches Porto de Phuket lifestyle mall

Thailand’s Central Group has launched a new shopping mall, Porto de Phuket, in Phuket’s Thalang District.

Thailand’s Central Retail confirms IPO plans

Central Group subsidiary Central Retail Corporation, aims to raise up to US$2.7 billion in an initial public offering (IPO), which will be Thailand’s largest yet.

Major Thai retailers stop giving out plastic bags

Thai Retailers Association members have stopped providing customers with plastic bags as a ban took effect on January 1.

Sagging consumer sentiment dents Thai retail industry

The Thai retail industry is facing a period of low consumer confidence, according to a CBRE research report, resulting in little sales growth.

C-Store retailers in spotlight at Convenience Summit Asia

Registrations are open for the NACS Convenience Summit Asia (CSA), March 3–5, 2020, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Chinese giants dominate Asia’s online grocery market

China’s two e-commerce giants are driving the most growth in Asia’s online grocery market according to a new report from international researcher IGD.

Taco Bell eyes four new Southeast Asian markets

Talks are underway to expand the Taco Bell Mexican-themed fast-food restaurant chain into Southeast Asia.