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Central Retail to invest US$575 million on expansion this year

Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation achieved 8 per cent revenue growth last year to US$7.1 billion and an 11-per-cent boost in profit to $394.7 million.

Central Retail plans to double online sales

Central Retail Corporation has announced plans to to double its online sales to US$315.76 million this year.

Rebrand to mark Central Group’s 70th anniversary

Central Department Store Group will spend THB350 million to rebrand its stores during Central Group’s 70th anniversary.

Thais’ bold plan for Vietnam chain

Having bedded down its acquisition of 49 per cent of Vietnam’s Nguyen Kim electrical goods retailer, Thailand’s Central Group has now revealed the partnership has a five year business plan. The companies say they want Nguyen Kim to become “the top consumer electronics retailer in Vietnam and the Southeast Asian region”. That plan includes expanding the store network from the current 20 nationwide to 50 by 2019. The two did not reveal ambitions for the brand outside Vietnam, but Cen…

Thai Robins opens in Hanoi

Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation has opened the doors of its first department store in Vietnam. Located within Royal City Vincom Mega Mall, the department store branded Robins spans 10,000 sqm and offers products from brands including Lancome, Clinique, The Body Shop, Mc Jeans, F&F and Samsonite. Central also operates New Balance, SuperSports and Crocs retail stores in Vietnam. The Thai retailer says Vietnam is a significant potential market because of its 90 million residents,…

Thailand’s OfficeMate heads offshore

Thai office supplies retailer OfficeMate plans to expand to neighbouring countries. It wants to take advantage of the new Asean Economic Community, which will take effect in 2015. The retailer, a part of Central Group, is eyeing Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia. CEO Worawoot Ounjai said the company is currently studying the Vietnamese and Malaysian markets where it plans to open its first international stores. Vietnam, where Central Group already operates retail stores like Robin…

Thai department store heads to Vietnam

Central Group, Thailand’s leading retailer, is expanding its presence in Vietnam with the launch of “Robins” department store. “Robins” brand will soon be occupying 10,000 sqm of retail space on the B1 level of Royal City, a modern mega mall project with over 200,000 sqm and over 5000 residential units in Hanoi, Vietnam. The department store will house over 100 brands including Mac Cosmetics, Clinique, Lancome, Body Shop, F&F, Mc Jeans, Samsonite, Giordano, Pacific Union, among…

Thai mall opens

Thai mall developer Central Pattana has opened the doors of its 23rd shopping centre – CentralFestival Hatyai. Spanning 250,000 sqm, CentralFestival Hatyai is the largest shopping complex in southern Thailand. The mall has innovative architectural design in the shape of crystal and reflecting light in prisms, and complementing modern graphics. It houses Central department store, Tops Market, PowerBuy, SuperSports, B2S, OfficeMate, Food Park and over 250 international and local brands as…

Supersports enters Vietnam

Thai sporting goods chain Supersports has entered Vietnam with a first store at Vincom Center in Hanoi. Parent CRC Sports has signed Y&R to lead the the digital duties for their Supersports stores in Vietnam. Supersports plans to open eight more stores across Vietnam by the end of the year. Y&R Vietnam CEO Matthew Collier says that Supersports brings all the best global brands under one roof, spoiling Vietnamese consumers more for choice.

Supersports invests for expansion

Thai sporting goods retailer to invest 700 million baht for expansion.