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Freak accident injures Siam Paragon patrons

Sixteen people, mainly children, were injured when a tent at an outdoor event crashed down on them at Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok on Saturday.

Aeon Thailand plans major Bangkok mall

Aeon Thailand says it will invest US$280 million in Thailand over the next five years, including the mega-mall, various speciality stores and 10 new MaxValu supermarkets.

Bangkok retail rents hold firm despite competition

Despite intense competition, a leading property expert says Bangkok retail rents – in malls, anyway – are holding firm.

Kumamon arrives in Thailand

The first official theme stores of Japanese bear character Kumamon have opened in Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok.

Siam Paragon names and shames bad taxis

Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall is naming and shaming taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers in a sanctioned move to improve customer service.

Siam Piwat boosts innovation cred

Siam Piwat, parent of Siam Paragon, Siam Centre and JV partner in the giant IconSiam under construction, has created a role of Executive VP business innovation. Experienced Thailand-based advertising executive Dan Zonmani has taken up the new position, effective this month. Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO of Siam Piwat, says Zonmani will be responsible for business innovation in the company’s retail businesses “and for harnessing and integrating the newest global concepts and trends”. “…

Global pact creates Thai retail first

Five global retail giants have teamed up with a Thai mall operator to offer a cross-border privileges program for shoppers. Siam Piwat, owner of Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery and Paradise Park, is partnering with South Korea’s Lotte, Hong Kong’s Times Square, Robinsons of Singapore, Sapporo Parco of Japan and Galleries Lafayette of France. Together they will launch “a massive international campaign” called Global Privilege Partnership offering both local and international…

Beko’s big Thai ambition

Europe’s second biggest selling home appliance brand Beko, has formally launched in Thailand and will soon open its first brand-building mall-based store-in-store at Siam Paragon. Levent Cakiroglu, global CEO of Arcelik AS, Beko’s owner, said the brand’s debut in Thailand spearheads a regional ambition to become a favourite brand of consumers in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). “Beko is a new generation, global home appliance brand that is sweeping the world with an unrivalled p…

Siam Piwat invests in retail innovation

Thai shopping mall developer Siam Piwat says it aims establish an ‘Icon of Innovation’ position in Thailand’s rapidly growing retail sector. Siam Piwat, the owner and operator of retail developments such as Siam Paragon and Siam Center and joint venture partner in Icon Siam, the US$1.54 billion landmark Bangkok riverside development, has unveiled a five-year strategy aimed at consolidating its position as a ‘thought-leader’ in the evolving retail development sector through a program…

Siam signs new president

Thai mall operator Siam Piwat has boosted its management strength. Siam Piwat, which operates Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery and is a partner in IconSiam, has appointment Chanisa Chutipat as president, with immediate effect. Chutipat has broad experience in banking and finance, information technology, management and operations as well as human resources development, having served as a senior executive in the country’s leading financial institutions, including as MD of Thail…

[:en]Six major malls planned for Thailand[:zh]泰国六大商场计划

[:en] The company behind Siam Paragon has unveiled plans for six new world class shopping centres in Thailand, four of them in Bangkok. The combined value of the mixed use developments just revealed is 50 billion baht, or US$1.534 billion. A construction timetable has yet to be revealed. Vice chairwoman of The Mall Group, Supaluck Umpujh, says the company’s goal is to elevate Thailand to a world leading retail centre with resort destination and entertainment facilities. The biggest pa…

Turmoil taints Mall Group

Thai developer The Mall Group expects sales in the first quarter to drop due to Thailand’s political turmoil. The Mall Group operates shopping malls including The Mall, Siam Paragon and The Emporium. It forecasts first quarter sales to stand at 12 billion baht ($368.2 million). The company EVP, Chamnarn Maytaprechakul, said the declining sales at Siam Paragon is likely to offset the increased sales at The Emporium. But sales were affected all round by poor customer sentiment as protests…